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Progress Software’s Richard Wood to Discuss Making BI as Easy as Web Search

Mar 17, 2008
Progress Software’s Richard Wood to Discuss Making BI as Easy as Web Search

Progress EasyAsk hosted webcast will demonstrate the importance of bringing Business Intelligence tools to the masses.

Bedford, Ma - March 17, 2008 - Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading provider of application infrastructure software to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, has announced that Richard Wood, vice president for Progress® EasyAsk® products, will participate in a webcast titled "Making BI as Easy as Web Search" on

  • When: Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2:00pm EST.
  • Where: To register for the seminar, visit:

  • What: Sponsored by Progress EasyAsk, this event will feature a presentation by Colin White, founder of BI Research and Dr. Richard Wood, Vice President of Product Development for the EasyAsk Division of Progress Software.
  • Why: The complexity of traditional business intelligence (BI) tools often limits their use to executive dashboards and analyst groups. The result is a backlog of requests to IT and analysts. The data exists, but operational business users often delay decisions while waiting for BI reports that may take days, weeks or even months to obtain. This webcast will discuss how to achieve immediate access to information to meet a company's unique needs and how to drill down to the data, share BI analysis through reports and leverage a company's existing BI tools without additional technology training.

Richard Wood is the vice president of products for Progress Software's EasyAsk division. He is responsible for EasyAsk's development infrastructure and providing support for many of EasyAsks' customers. Dr. Wood's development and management experience stretches back almost 20 years. His experience as well as his linguistic knowledge has contributed significantly to the expansions of EasyAsk. Rich earned an AB degree from Dartmouth College, and two advanced degrees in Computer Science at the University of Maryland.

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