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StrikeIron Praised for Innovation in Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures

Research Triangle Park, NC – February 18, 2004 -- StrikeIron, Inc., a pioneer in creating software and online services that provide a new level of ease of use and productivity for utilizing Web services, today announced its selection into the ZapThought Leadership Program by ZapThink LLC, a leading industry analyst firm.

The ZapThought Leadership Program recognizes leaders and innovators in the XML, Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture markets. ZapThought Leaders are dedicated to helping their customers implement these emerging technologies and develop more flexible architectures.

“StrikeIron is changing the way companies use Web services by making them more accessible to a wider audience,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink LLC. “We’re very excited about the StrikeIron Web Services Analyzer, as well as StrikeIron’s upcoming new products and services that will advance the utilization of Web services and the construction of Service-Oriented Architectures.”

“StrikeIron is delighted to be recognized as an industry thought leader and to serve in the company of such well-respected peers,” Said Richard Holcomb, CEO of StrikeIron. “ZapThink has been an important influence in the industry by providing market leading insight and intelligence about the progress and direction of Web services, Service-Oriented Architectures and the companies working to provide tools and services to enable this market. StrikeIron has incorporated ZapThink’s service as a vital component in all our market, customer and development work.”


About StrikeIron
StrikeIron, Inc. is a pioneer of innovative software and online services providing a new level of ease of use and productivity for business users and developers wanting to take advantage of Web services. The StrikeIron Web Services Analyzer is the first of a line of products that allows anyone to easily understand and utilize Web services for faster access to information, integration of existing applications and assembly of new applications. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, this venture-backed company was founded by a trio of veteran entrepreneurs with more than fifty years of combined experience in building innovative and successful technology companies. For more information, visit us at


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