Stone Bond Technologies Sponsors Aberdeen Group Research on Enterprise Information Integration: Report finds that companies increasingly enjoying new and significant business benefits from Enterprise Information Integration Projects (EII).

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Stone Bond Technologies has sponsored a new benchmark study from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS). The study is entitled: Enterprise Information Integration: The foundation for Business Success and Transformation, and will be available January 31, 2008. It is based on the results and surveys from over 145 companies in various industries, and offers vendor-neutral, business-centric analysis and recommendations.

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Most organizations keep key business data in various places in heterogeneous environments, increasingly requiring mission-critical applications to tap data from multiple sources and in multiple formats

    "This study shows that companies using Enterprise Information Integration tools to facilitate data access far outperform those that use per-application data access methods, while achieving significant ROI," stated Michael Dortch, Senior Research Analyst at Aberdeen Group. "Most organizations keep key business data in various places in heterogeneous environments, increasingly requiring mission-critical applications to tap data from multiple sources and in multiple formats," continued Mr. Dortch.

Aberdeen Group was able to gather information across numerous industry sectors, and used 4 key performance indicators: ROI on data integration investment, transactional throughput over integration components, cost of data integration development projects and time taken during development of new applications requiring multiple sources. "Budgeting for solutions like our own Enterprise Enabler(R) now presents a compelling value proposition with strong ROI potential, significantly benefiting the bottom line for the business and for IT budgets with complex data integration challenges," stated Pamela Szabo, chief technology officer at Stone Bond Technologies.

Enterprise Enabler is a robust platform for running and monitoring integrated processes and data workflows. EE combines the full capability of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Extract Transform Load (ETL) in a single environment, while requiring practically no programming and minimal maintenance at a fraction of the cost of other offerings. Enterprise Enabler allows for the quick development of composite applications using web services as building blocks and aggregate data from virtually any source, including XML and Non-XML data and allowing users to quickly apply complex business rules and generate multiple resulting formats using powerful transformation capabilities, dramatically reducing integration project times.

About Stone Bond Technologies

Founded in 2002, Stone Bond is based in Houston, Texas, with sales development offices in North America, Latin America and the Middle East. A leader in next generation e-commerce, workflow and integration technology, Stone Bond provides software solutions that help businesses improve their bottom line by streamlining interaction among business systems. Stone Bond's software suite, Enterprise Enabler(R) is a commercially proven technology that significantly reduces delivery times and implementation costs. For more information on building a smart connected enterprise, contact Stone Bond by calling +1 713-622-8798, or visit us at http://www.stonebond.com

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen(TM) for insights that drive decisions. As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen http://www.aberdeen.com or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to http://www.harte-hanks.com.

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