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For Immediate Release 

For more information please contact: Jennifer Cordero
818/734-1520 x228

IBM's WebSphere Earns XML One Austin Best-of-Show Award

Los Angeles, CA -- April 5, 2001 -- IBM, Microsoft & Software AG were among the winners of this spring's Best of Show Awards from SIGS/101 Conferences' XML One event in Austin, Texas. Other winners include Chrystal Software, IXIASoft, Tibco, Ipedo and Breezefactor.

Best of Show awards are peer-based awards, voted on by XML One event attendees. After visiting vendor booths on the exhibit hall floor, attendees are asked to cast their votes in the competition. The ten pre-determined categories represent a wide variety of XML related tools and services.

IBM was the big winner at this spring's XML One, winning or tying for four awards including Best B2B Messaging Solution, Best EAI Solution, Best XML Information Server and Best Web Resources. Software AG and Microsoft each were recognized in two categories.

Awards and winners included:
  • Best B2B Messaging Solution- IBM WebSphere Business-to-Business Integrator
  • Best EAI Solution- IBM MindQ Series
  • Best XML Information Server- TIE- IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher & Software AG's Tamino
  • Best XML Content Management Systems- TIE- Chrystal Software's Eclipse & IXIASoft's XML Content Server (TEXTML Server)
  • Best DTD/Schema Editor- TIE- Tibco XML & Microsoft BizTalk Editor
  • Best Web Resources- IBM developerWorks XML Zone
  • Best Document-to-Display Transformation Editor- Microsoft BizTalk Manager
  • Best Generator of XML Manipulation Code- Breezefactor's Breeze XML Studio
  • Best XML Database Tool- TIE- Ipedo and Software AG
Best of Show winners are highlighted in upcoming XML One program guides and are able to display the XML One Best of Show logo on their web sites for one year.
To find out more about the Best of Show awards and XML One, please visit

To find out how to participate in upcoming Best of Show competitions in Chicago and San Jose, contact Al Tiano at 818/734-1520 x190 or