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May 15, 2001
Bowstreet, Sun Microsystems and Accenture Co-Sponsor Free Seminar Series to Help Companies Leverage Web Services

High-intensity half-day events to help companies achieve “economies of scale” in e-business

LYNNFIELD, MA and PALO ALTO, CA, May 15, 2001 – Bowstreet (www.bowstreet.com), Sun Microsystems and Accenture today announced that they are co-sponsoring a series of free, half-day seminars to teach attendees how to maximize the efficiency of their e-business initiatives. E-business experts from the three companies, as well as BusinessWeek magazine, will discuss how a “smart” web services platform can help companies assemble, customize, deliver and manage a new class of dynamic, web-native applications that are open, standards-based and interoperable for optimal growth and flexibility.

Titled “Achieving E-business Economies of Scale: A New Approach for Portals, Storefronts, Wireless and Supply Chain Initiatives,” the free, five-city seminar tour will commence in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 22 and end in London on June 19.

“This series of high-intensity events is designed to help companies bulletproof their e-business strategies by converging them on a single platform,” Bowstreet President and CEO Bob Crowley explained. “We’re targeting the frontline e-business professionals who are implementing critical programs such as portals, wireless systems, supply chain initiatives and more. They’re struggling to support large numbers of complex initiatives and we have specific recommendations that will make them more effective in their jobs.”

“Sun is working with companies like Bowstreet to help customers develop ‘smart’ web services architectures that dynamically increase the speed, flexibility and effectiveness of e-business,” explained Shahram Moradpour, director, Internet Infrastructure Market Development, Sun Microsystems. “These web services complement the Sun™ Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) architecture which provides an open, extensible way to create, assemble and deploy web services.”

Accenture and Bowstreet recently announced an alliance to deliver e-business solutions to financial services organizations worldwide.

When, Where and How to Attend

Join Bowstreet, Sun Microsystems, Accenture and BusinessWeek for a free, high-intensity, half-day event in one of the five cities listed below. A complimentary gourmet breakfast will kick off each seminar. Please register at http://www.bowstreet.com/2001seminar and enter keycode MA, or call 800-727-7454.

Venue
Date
Santa Clara, CA – The Westin May 22, 2001
Chicago, IL – Chicago Marriott Downtown June 5, 2001
New York, NY – The Essex House June 7, 2001
Boston, MA – The Ritz-Carlton June 12, 2001
London, England – The Dorchester June 19, 2001

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – The Network Is the Computer™ – has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their business to the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading provider of management and technology consulting services and solutions. More than 70,000 people in 46 countries deliver a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. Under its strategy, Accenture is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of client needs – consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital. Accenture’s home page address is http://www.accenture.com.

About Bowstreet
Bowstreet, recognized as a leader in web services by industry analysts, enables businesses to transform themselves from hard-wired enterprises into fluid, purpose-driven “business webs.” Bowstreet’s pioneering web services automation system, the Bowstreet™ Business Web Factory and Business Web Portal Solutions (including enterprise information sharing, eCRM, syndicated storefronts, corporate intranets, partner extranets and supply chain collaboration), brings massive economies of scale to e-business. Bowstreet empowers IT people to create reusable application models that business people can then “mass-customize” and manage – without programming – for customers, partners and employees. More information may be found at http://www.bowstreet.com or by calling 781-586-7100.

Bowstreet is a trademark of Bowstreet, Inc.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

All other company names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or owners.

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