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ZapThink Endorses Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 Approach to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

IT Analyst Firm Reports Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 Platform Effectively Overcomes Challenges of Application Usability and Acce

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/12/07 -- Nexaweb® Technologies, Inc., provider of the leading standards-based platform for building and deploying Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) applications, today announced that a new, independent research report by ZapThink discusses Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 Platform and its ability to enable users to seamlessly experience integrated functionality from distributed applications in an SOA framework no matter where they are located on the network.

The report titled, "Nexaweb: Exploring the Universal Consumer for Services and Platform for Rich Enterprise Applications" ( (ZapThink - January 2007), identifies the following primary business drivers for SOA development: greater business agility, increased asset reuse, and the reduction of complexity through the integration of disparate applications. The report examines the Nexaweb EW2.0 Platform and its ability to achieve these business goals by providing EW2.0 applications with the look-and-feel of desktop applications and the capabilities of distributed Internet applications. This approach enables enterprises to develop and deploy mission-critical SOA applications over the Internet with live access to data and real-time alerts, guaranteed message delivery, and off-line computing support.

"Most organizations have already reached a 'tipping point' with regards to service-oriented applications, so the emphasis has shifted from the creation of new services to the composition and consumption of those services," wrote Ron Schmelzer, senior analyst for ZapThink and the author of the report. "The consumption piece is what's posing the biggest hurdles for developers and that's where Nexaweb's flexible, standards-based approach comes into play."

"Nexaweb has been on the cutting-edge of Rich Internet Application technologies such as Ajax and Java for more than six years," said Chris Heidelberger, CEO at Nexaweb. "ZapThink's report proves that our approach accurately meets the needs of Global 2000 companies and confirms that EW2.0 solutions are now the platform of choice for delivering the 'Last Mile' of SOA."

The report illustrates how Nexaweb's Internet Messaging Bus(TM) (IMB) intelligently manages communication between Web servers and clients, providing consistent application performance over any bandwidth and any kind of network.

"Nexaweb's IMB and Event Notification Services provide reliable, asynchronous and sometimes-connected modes of interaction," explained Schmelzer. "Nexaweb-powered solutions provide enterprises in the financial services, manufacturing and healthcare markets with the architecture needed to support a high-volume of mission-critical transactions."

The report goes on to outline the unique features of the Nexaweb Enterprise Web 2.0 Platform, including its Universal Client Framework (UCF), Enterprise Data Service Framework (EDS) and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Studio.

Key findings, analysis and conclusions include:

Key Differentiators:

--  Universal Client Framework -- Provides a zero client-side install
    mechanism for deploying client-side logic into an array of consumer
    technologies without requiring any proprietary code, plug-ins, or
    installation on the client.
--  Low impact server -- Nexaweb server-side solution runs as a Servlet
    within any J2EE application server.
--  Standards-based development and controls definition -- User interface
    instructions are based on the XML-standard XUL, and functionality
    controlled through XML stylesheets.

Value Proposition:

--  Faster time-to-market with applications through simplified development
    of rich client code that accesses Web Services.
--  Reduced use of system resources by eliminating redundant and
    unnecessary communications between network clients and servers. Nexaweb
    eliminates all but necessary communications between client and server.
--  Higher end user productivity by providing applications that look,
    behave and perform the same, regardless of their access means and
    connection. Nexaweb eliminates the need for a different Web-based
    application version, reducing user training and time-to-productivity.

"What makes Nexaweb's platform truly unique is its Universal Client Framework," states Schmelzer. "Most of the offerings available today require application developers to make difficult choices of going with either Java or Ajax. Nexaweb enables developers to make the best possible choice for the enterprise by providing an end-to-end, highly interoperable solution."

To learn more about Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions, explore our online product tours and demonstrations ([email protected]=1378.html).

About Nexaweb

Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions enable enterprises to rapidly deploy Richer, Thinner, Faster applications over the Web. With Nexaweb, building Ajax and Java UI applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple and doesn't require re-writing code. And only Nexaweb's EW2.0 solution is proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments. Founded in February 2000 and rooted in the MIT community, Nexaweb is based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The company is privately held and funded by institutional investors. For more information, visit or call (781) 345-5500.

Nexaweb and the Nexaweb logo are registered trademarks of Nexaweb, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. No use of a third-party mark is to be construed to mean such mark's owner endorses Nexaweb products or services.

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