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Cowabunga! - WebLogic Helps BEA and Its Partners Surf Into the 21st Century

Cowabunga! - WebLogic Helps BEA and Its Partners Surf Into the 21st Century

With its annual Executive Symposium held in New York City this month, BEA Systems, Inc., has reinforced its claim to be one of the world's leading application infrastructure software companies by announcing that it has won a contract with the Discovery Information Systems division of AstraZeneca - one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

BEA WebLogic Server was selected to provide AstraZeneca with an open platform for application delivery.

BEA doubtless hoped that this latest deal was in delegates' minds as they attended the Symposium, presented by BEA in cooperation with the Harvard Business Review. Its very title - "Staying Power" - seemed calculated to underline the San Jose-based company's remarkable corporate resilience.

One of the speakers at the Symposium, from BEA partner Accenture, was David Hill, Global Managing Partner for Accenture. Hill's presentation explored the essential qualities of staying power and great leadership.

Entitled "Insights from the Outside: Staying on Top of the Waves of Change," Hill's speech featured customer examples designed to show how a company's staying power in an information economy is a function of how intelligently it capitalizes on technology.

Hill's insight into a wide variety of businesses has been gained through twenty years of technology consulting experience, 18 of them with Accenture. So when he asserts to the invitation-only audience that IT has been one of the most powerful forces in business in the last two decades, it's a view based on a rich experience wholly independent of BEA. Yet it will surely discreetly help underline why BEA enjoys a worldwide customer base of nearly twelve thousand e-businesses, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500.

According to Hill, "All technologies are not created alike. It's critical to distinguish which are incremental and which are transformational, to correctly judge which of those are key to your business, and to implement them carefully and prudently."

As always-on, always-aware and always-active online devices become common, the importance of IT can only grow. And BEA will clearly be striving nonstop to continue, through its WebLogic brand, to show the same kind of industry leadership and, yes, "staying power."

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