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AmberPoint and Motorola Win Technology Managers Forum’s 2006 Best Practice Award


Motorola’s Use of AmberPoint SOA Management System Recognized as a Model for the Industry

Oakland, Calif. and Schaumburg, IL – October 16, 2006 — AmberPoint and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) have been jointly honored as the winners in the Services Oriented Computing category of the Technology Managers Forum 2006 Best Practices Program. Motorola was selected for its ongoing use of AmberPoint’s Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) runtime governance system to monitor and manage the performance of its services-based applications. With its AmberPoint-managed SOA systems, Motorola is able to introduce new applications faster and integrate Information Technology (IT) systems more flexibly. In an industry where speed to market is imperative, Motorola’s IT infrastructure is more agile and efficient.

The Technology Managers Forum includes IT directors and executives of major Fortune 1000 corporations. Best Practices Awards winners such as AmberPoint and Motorola are chosen because their IT programs denote a standard of excellence and provide a model for the entire industry that can be quantified, adapted and repeated.

“This honor is a great validation of the work we continue to do at Motorola to create systems that help our customers seamlessly stay connected,” said Toby Redshaw, corporate vice president of Information Technology at Motorola. “We are glad to share this award with our partner AmberPoint, whose technology plays such a crucial role in our SOA systems. We have experienced a great increase in agility and costs savings from services-based systems and recognize that these benefits would not be possible without a robust SOA infrastructure.”

A Fortune 100 company known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications, Motorola was early to recognize the advantages of SOA, and implemented a standards-based application architecture to enable its IT teams to deliver projects by using composite application tools. With AmberPoint, Motorola is able to understand and control its growing network of Web services so that it can reliably use them for business-driving applications. AmberPoint monitors the systems, manages performance and availability, detects and resolves faults and provides access control to the hundreds of Web services Motorola has implemented for business-to-business, business-to-consumer and business-to-government initiatives. Last month, Information Week magazine ranked Motorola #12 among the top 500 information technology (IT) innovators in 2006 and #1 in the manufacturing industry segment.

“Motorola and AmberPoint are truly leaders in leveraging service-oriented computing,” said Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum. “Motorola, with the tools provided by AmberPoint, has been able to manage and deploy more than a hundred Web services and respond quickly to requests for new services from its business units. Together, they have created an application architecture for Web service deployment that is based on standards and components that can be reused across projects and business units"

“We strive to work closely with all our customers and are pleased to receive this recognition for our work with Motorola,” said Ed Horst, vice president of Marketing at AmberPoint. “This award demonstrates the vital role management plays in the success of service-oriented computing. It’s an honor to be singled out as a best practice for SOA.”

The Best Practice Awards (BPA) is an annual program sponsored by Technology Managers Forum. First held in 1996, the awards recognize quality achievements in technology management that provide a competitive advantage to the business environment. Projects entered must affect at least 200 users and be deployed by organizations with at least $200 million in gross annual revenue. The winning programs will be profiled and presented on Thursday, October 19th at the TechForum’s 13th annual fall conference for enterprise IT managers, Security Forum 2006,

About Technology Managers Forum
Technology Managers Forum is the professional association for IT managers at mid-to-large corporations. Founded in 1994 by executive director Priscilla Tate, Technology Managers Forum’s mission is to provide, through its seven annual events, a venue for effective, informative communication between Fortune 1000 technology customers and their technology providers. TMF events bring together IT managers and IT vendors in an interactive atmosphere that features unedited debate and noncommercial dialogue on the most current and compelling enterprise IT issues.

About AmberPoint
AmberPoint is the industry’s leading provider of SOA visibility, management and security solutions. Customers such as British Telecommunications, H&R Block, Motorola and the U.S. Department of Defense have chosen AmberPoint for its comprehensive capabilities, its non-invasive approach and its native support for Java and .NET. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510.663.6300 or, or visit for a complimentary developer’s edition of AmberPoint software.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit


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