For Immediate Release

8/23/04

Avnet Inc., and IDX Systems Corporation share the results of their successful implementations of content management technology

Contacts:
Mary Laplante
mary@gilbane.com
+617.497.9443 ext 212

Cambridge , MA , August 23, 2004. Bluebill Advisors, Inc, the content technology industry authorities, announced the availability of two new case studies illustrating what can be accomplished today with content management technology. The case studies were written by Gilbane Report consultants based on detailed interviews with the implementation teams at Avnet, Inc., and IDX Systems Corporation.

Learn how Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading supplier of electronic components, embedded systems and enterprise computing products, reduced costs, improved productivity, increased top line revenue and grew market share through development and adoption of a web content management and portal application. The case study is available to all at https://gilbane.com/case_studies_pdf/CTW_Avnet_8.04.pdf.

Hear how IDX Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:IDXC), a leading healthcare information technology supplier, leveraged a single-source ECM initiative to provide top tier documentation, training and customer support resulting in improved product quality and customer satisfaction. The case study is available to all at https://gilbane.com/case_studies_pdf/CTW_IDX_8.04.pdf.

There is also a webinar with the Gilbane Report’s Mary Laplante and IDX’s Sue Wear and Susan Boor on Tuesday, August 24, 11:00 am EDT.

“The implementations at both Avnet and IDX illustrate the power and payback of content management technology when implemented by teams that pay careful attention to business requirements and user needs in addition to the capabilities of the technologies chosen,” said Mary Laplante, VP of Consulting Services, and Senior Editor of the Gilbane Report. “The teams at both these companies are to be congratulated for advancing the effective use of content technology within their organizations.”

“The best way for companies to understand what can be realistically accomplished with content technology is to look at successful examples that have been validated by a knowledgeable neutral third party”, said Frank Gilbane, CEO, Bluebill Advisors, “The CTW initiative is designed to provide these examples as a service to the entire content technology community.”

For more information on how to gain access to the Content Technology Works program, visit https://gilbane.com/content-technology-works-program/

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. (www.bluebilladvisors.com) serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report (www.gilbane.com) administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), INSCI (OTCBB:INSS), Trados, Vasont Systems, Venetica, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN).

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