REDWOOD CITY, Calif., -- Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) , a leading provider of data integration and business intelligence software, today announced that Ace Hardware Corp. has improved both corporate and individual retailer performance through its implementation of Informatica PowerCenterRT and Informatica PowerConnect for IBM MQSeries. As the data integration backbone for Ace's enterprise data warehouse running on an NCR Teradata database, Informatica PowerCenter and PowerConnect helped Ace gain a competitive advantage by improving product-pricing strategies, lowering inventory costs, optimizing product assortment, maximizing product promotions and increasing customer loyalty.

TROY, Mich.--Altair Engineering Inc. will host its 2003 Optimization Technology Seminar on September 16th, 2003 at the St. John's Golf and Conference Center in Plymouth, Michigan. Leading manufacturers will present applications, techniques and strategies in structural optimization and CAE-based robust design methods to improve product design performance and reliability. This free seminar is open to Altair Engineering customers, engineering professionals and product manufacturers.

DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ACS (NYSE:ACS) , a premier provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, and a member of the Sun iForce(SM) partner community, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced a new alliance to provide outsourced utility computing solutions to Global 1000 companies worldwide.

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