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Product of the Year: Stylus Studio 2007 XML Suite

CRN Magazine Names Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite the Product of the Year for Web Development.

Bedford, MA, January 10, 2007 --( Stylus Studio (, an industry leading provider of XML tools and data integration components, received the Product of the Year Award from CRN Magazine, the newsweekly of vital information for business and technology integrators. The article can be read online at:

"…DataDirect Technologies' Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite offers tools that make XML easy to deploy, without any coding. This achievement earns it a Product of the Year nod for Web development,” stated the above mentioned article.

The Product of the Year Award was designed to distinguish software and hardware that breaks the mold and sets the bar for technical excellence. In order to determine the winner of this prestigious award, the CRN Test Center had to compare and test numerous products that were newly introduced or newly updated in 2006, or recommended for this award in previous years.

A few of the key features that the CRN Test Center looks for in a product when determining the winners are:
• Rare flexibility
• Ability to liberate the imagination of solution providers
• Margin potential, technical support and business development within the program itself

"The Product of the Year award from CRN Magazine recognizes another milestone in our mission to provide the most intuitive standards-based tools for simplifying XML technologies and increasing developer productivity at value prices. In humbly accepting this award, thanks must go to the CRN staff, our channel distributors, and, most importantly, to our customers," said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group.

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, XQuery, EDI, Web services, XML mapping and legacy data integration. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. 

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (PRGS). For more information, visit 

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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