PRESS RELEASE May 15, 2000

Apple Expands Professional Services Organization

Apple iServices Broadens Professional Support for WebObjects,

Mac OS X and QuickTime
WWDC, SAN JOSE, California—May 15, 2000—Apple® today announced it is expanding its professional services organization to deliver consulting, integration and training services for WebObjects®, QuickTime™ Streaming Server and Mac® OS X. The expanded services organization, Apple iServices, will provide professional services for Apple customers and developers in the creative, education and business markets.
“Apple has accumulated many years of experience designing, developing and deploying web-based applications, managing software projects and integrating heterogeneous systems with WebObjects,” said Mitch Mandich, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. “We are now expanding that expertise to address the growing number of customers seeking customized Internet solutions and integration services relating to Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server and Mac OS X, Apple's next generation operating system.”
“We initially chose WebObjects for the BBC News Online project because of its flexible development capabilities and its robust and scalable deployment architecture, “ said Mike Smartt, Editor in Chief, New Media, at BBC News. “ Coupling this technology with the Apple iServices consulting team allowed us to create the resilient and scalable applications we needed for the project's success.”
For more information on Apple's expanded Professional Services Organization please visit www.apple.com/iservices.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the worldthrough its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
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