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Vignette Expands Relationship with Sun to Target Telco, Media and Entertainment

  • 01 November, 2006 15:48

<p>Next-Generation Web solution to help companies deliver unique content regardless of device</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney — 1 November 2006 — Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN) today announced an expanded relationship with Sun Microsystems to further leverage Vignette's Next-Generation Web solutions. The alliance, utilising Sun hardware and software products, will provide content management and delivery technologies aimed at the telco, media and entertainment industries.</p>
<p>Consumers searching for engaging content are increasingly turning to video-on-demand, mobile applications, IPTV and other Internet-enabled channels. To attract and retain these consumers, media and telco organisations must adapt to the realities of new media, channel proliferation and device divergence. Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solution provides the foundation for these companies to collect, manage, deliver and monetise this rich digital content regardless of the destination device.</p>
<p>The Vignette and Sun solution combines Vignette’s unique content management and presentation capabilities with the power and scalability of Sun Fire™ servers running the Solaris™ 10 Operating System and Identity Management system to provide a single and unified model for controlling and delivering all forms of digital objects, media content, services and applications on multiple platforms to multiple devices such as phones, set-top-boxes, IP television and PDA’s.</p>
<p>"Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solutions enable some of the world’s leading telco, media and entertainment companies to provide differentiated services to their customers,” said Kent Lockyer, senior director - Solutions, Global Communications Industry at Sun Microsystems. "This expanded relationship allows Sun and Vignette to address some of the biggest concerns in the industry today; how to roll-out new content and services to customers and increase revenue per user while keeping operational and maintenance costs at a minimum."</p>
<p>“Through the Sun(SM) Partner Connect Program, Vignette and Sun sales will address the needs of the converged telco, media and entertainment industries,” said Larry Warnock, chief marketing officer at Vignette. “This is an important step for Vignette as we continue to bring world-class solutions to market that help organizations manage and deliver rich multimedia content to a growing number of devices and applications.”</p>
<p>Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solutions are available today on the Solaris™ 9 and Solaris 10 Operating Systems on the UltraSPARC™ processor-based platform, with planned availability on Solaris 10 on the Sun x64 (x86, 64-bit) platform in the first half of 2007.</p>
<p>About Vignette</p>
<p>For more than 10 years, Vignette has helped organisations worldwide transform their content from a liability to an asset. Vignette’s family of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions lets these organizations leverage their records, documents, Web pages, images, multimedia and other unstructured content to create new opportunities, expand profits, manage their risk and realise greater savings and efficiencies. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with local operations worldwide. Visit www.vignette.com <http:></http:> .</p>
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<p>FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS</p>
<p>The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Vignette’s products, future sales, market growth and competition. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Actual results could differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, Future Losses, Limited Operating History, Fluctuation of Quarterly Revenues and Operating Results, Acquisition Integration, Competition, Dependence on a Small Number of Large Orders, Lengthy Sales Cycle and Product Implementation, Market Awareness of Our Product, Rapid Changes in Technology and New Products, and other factors and risks discussed in the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
<p>Vignette and the V Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vignette Corp. in the United States and other countries. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
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<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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