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Terabyte Announces First Use Of Rational Suite Contentstudio To Integrate Content Updates From Non-Technical Providers

2001 Volvo Ocean Race yacht website to use groundbreaking content management software Auckland – 25 July 2001 – In order to create a truly ‘on-board’ experience for yacht racing fans, Terabyte, New Zealand’s leading new media design company, has announced the first use of Rational Software’s ContentStudio application suite. The groundbreaking ContentStudio suite will take full advantage of regular news, video feeds, still shots and e-mails from the Team News Corp crew during the gruelling, round-the-world, 2001 Volvo Ocean Race. ContentStudio successfully manages content and updates without the bottlenecks caused by the unnecessary interaction between technical and non-technical staff.

The recently announced deal to put the 2001 Volvo Ocean Race Team News Corp yacht, sponsored by News Corporation, on the web, reflects the specialist knowledge Terabyte and Rational Software bring to this type of project. Terabyte, one of the key developers of Virtual Spectator’s award winning application covering the 2000 America’s Cup, has combined its extensive knowledge of web design and hot-off-the-press information provision with Rational Software’s ContentStudio capabilities.

Jane Melville, Business Development Manager at Terabyte said: “Our experience of this type of event coverage, combined with the company’s proven track record at delivering quality web design for major blue-chip clients, has given us a great advantage in designing this internationally high profile website. Our choice of Rational Suite ContentStudio reflects the unmatched ability of this application suite to enable the fastest, most accurate and cost-effective content management available.”

Chris Galloway, Country Manager for Rational Software New Zealand said: “This project hinges on the constant, efficient, management of content. Using Rational Suite ContentStudio allows one process and set of tools for developing and managing that content. It provides a unified approach that minimizes complexity and maximizes productivity. We look forward to working closely with Terabyte in the future on this dynamic and evolving area of web site design and management.”

ENDS The Race: The Australian based Team News Corp yacht, skippered by New Zealander Ross Field, will be one of seven teams competing in the gruelling, round-the-world, Volvo Ocean Race 2001, starting in Southampton, UK, on 21 September 2001 and arriving in Auckland around 3 January 2002.

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/

Terabyte: Terabyte is one of New Zealand's oldest and foremost e-Commerce and web based technology consulting and development companies. From its beginnings as a more traditional media consulting firm providing clients with graphic design, media communications/relations and printing services, Terabyte has grown into a 'New Media' company.

Terabyte Interactive employs around 50 people based in Auckland. This highly talented group of account managers, project managers, designers, illustrators, animators, analysts, programmers, video editors and composer/audio engineers work together to enable the delivery of compelling, award-winning New Media solutions primarily for commercial markets.

Terabyte has three core component businesses, based around New Zealand's expanding e-Commerce market - web consulting, interactive development and print.

In addition to its core businesses, Terabyte has a record of successfully developing a number of one-off innovative business solutions using its vision, innovation and application of core skills.

http://www.terabyte.co.nz

Rational Software: Rational Software provides a platform for software development that speeds time-to-market while improving software quality. This integrated, full life-cycle solution combines software engineering best practices, market-leading tools, and professional services. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and 49 of the Fortune e-50 build software with the Rational solution. This open platform is extended by hundreds of partners providing more than 500 complementary products and services. IDC has recognized Rational as the revenue leader in multiple application development and deployment markets for four years in a row.

Rational Suite ContentStudio unifies content contributors and software developers and enables the fast and reliable deployment of Web sites and e-business systems

ContentStudio integrates market-leading code management tools from Rational, with best-in-class Web content management software from Vignette. It enables teams to break the Web team bottleneck with distributed authoring and workflow management and to deploy to test and production quickly and confidently. Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest software companies, had revenues of $815 million in its fiscal year ended March, 2001 and employs more than 3,700 people around the world. Rational is a component of the Nasdaq-100 index.® Rational's New Zealand operation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. parent. Rational has been doing business in New Zealand since 1997, and has offices in Wellington and Auckland. http://www.rational.co.nz/


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