Actuate Announces Support for Linux

Actuate Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTU), the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications, today announced the company's participation in the Red Hat Ready program for Red Hat Enterprise Linux from Red Hat, the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Companies seeking to cost-effectively distribute information to a broad set of users can now utilize the low-cost of Linux in combination with Actuate Enterprise Reporting Applications to ensure 100% adoption of decision-making information into day-to-day activities, thereby improving corporate performance. Cost effective, reliable and high performance, Linux offers companies a new standard for server-based portals and web applications. Red Hat extends the adoption of Linux through the company's ability to provide a stable platform that enables customers to realize the benefits of open source solutions across a complete computing infrastructure. Actuate's support for Red Hat allows organizations to leverage a secure, high performance and low cost open-source operating system when developing Enterprise Reporting Applications which improve corporate performance through broad access to critical decision-making information. Organizations can reduce the costs of customer service and increase profits by eliminating paper reports, offering automated on-line self-service, and providing faster access to personalized information through portals.Actuate Active Portal for Linux provides developers who are building Enterprise Reporting Applications, in areas such as financial management and customer self-service, with a set of pre-built web pages and a comprehensive library of user controls. Actuate Active Portal for Linux allows developers to easily tailor Web-based user interfaces for Enterprise Reporting Applications and seamlessly integrate reporting and analytic content from the Actuate iServer with existing applications. IT organizations are able to leverage their existing Linux skill sets and minimize training costs as they deliver applications to customers and partners outside the firewall. These applications provide intuitive, zero-training access to key information to ensure 100% adoption, and are deployed efficiently and securely."Our customers are interested in ways to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively deploy Enterprise Reporting Applications to a broad range of users, especially their customers and partners outside the firewall," said Nobby Akiha, vice president of marketing for Actuate. "Many organizations are taking a close look at how Linux will help achieve these goals. By becoming Red Hat Ready, we have made it simple for our customers to leverage the advantages of Linux when building and deploying Enterprise Reporting Applications."