For Immediate Release:

4/22/05

Astoria joins elite vendor group sponsoring case studies in successful deployment of content technologies

Contacts:
Mary Laplante
Bluebill Advisors, Inc.
+617.497.9443, ext 212
mary@gilbane.com

Eileen O’Rourke
Astoria Software Inc
+1. 650-357-7477 x150
eorourke@astoriasoftware.com

Cambridge, MA, April 22, 2005. The Gilbane Report announced today that Astoria Software Inc, the XML content management solutions company, has become a new sponsor of the Content Technology Works (CTW) initiative, administered by The Gilbane Report. The mission of CTW is to capture, publish and freely distribute in-depth case studies on successful deployments of content technologies. CTW is sponsored by vendors who are committed to working together to educate adopters and help them implement technologies with confidence, based on the experience of other companies.

“We are very excited about our partnership with the Gilbane team,” said Chip Gettinger, Astoria’s Vice President, Technical Sales. “CTW is a great opportunity to demonstrate the success of Astoria’s solution in a hype-free environment that benefits users.” Astoria recently released Astoria 4.4, software that automates “author-to-publish” processes for complex documents throughout their life cycles.

“We are delighted to welcome Astoria to the CTW initiative,” said Frank Gilbane, President and CEO of Bluebill Advisors, publisher of The Gilbane Report. “ Astoria’s success with helping companies deploy content management solutions will be a valuable addition to our library of CTW customer case studies.” Astoria customers will also share their experiences working with the company in user presentations at three Gilbane Conferences on Content Management Technologies in 2005.

CTW case studies are written by Gilbane Report analysts, based on interviews, information, and opinions of the customers. The result is an independent, third-party success story told from the customer’s perspective. Current CTW case studies profile market-leading companies including Avnet, CMP Media, Hewlett-Packard, IDX Systems Corporation, Meredith Corporation, MIT Technology Review, and Wachovia. The studies describe how these companies have successfully deployed technologies such as enterprise content integration, content globalization management, digital asset management, web content management, XML-based single-source publishing, and on-demand (hosted) content management.

About Astoria Software
Astoria Software, Inc. ( www.astoriasoftware.com) is the leading XML content management solutions company. Its powerful applications help enterprises manage and publish the world’s most complex mission-critical documents. Natively architected to optimize XML technology, Astoria manages content at the component-level to deliver simply revolutionary capabilities to an organization’s author-to-publish process. With increased flexibility in how content is authored, shared, managed, re-used, and published, customers benefit with lower total cost of operations, improved content integrity and higher return on investment. Enterprise customers including Texas Instruments, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Cessna Aircraft use Astoria Software to publish business critical content.

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INCC), Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM ), Idiom Technologies, Mark Logic, Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), Trados, Vasont, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). www.gilbane.com

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