Noted Industry Expert to Lead Progress' Data Integration and
Collaboration Product Lines
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ:PRGS) today named former DataFlux President and CEO and SAS
executive Tony Fisher as the new leader of its data integration and
collaboration business. In this role, Fisher, a noted data industry
expert, will be responsible for the company's Progress DataDirect
Cloud™ connectivity service, Progress DataDirect®
Connect high performance data connectivity software and an
innovative new self-service data integration, blending and reporting
offering that will be available from Progress later in 2013.
DataFlux is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAS, the world's largest
private software company. Fisher, who became president and CEO in 2000,
guided DataFlux through tremendous growth as it became a market-leading
provider of data quality and data integration solutions. He is also a
and a sought after industry speaker on emerging trends in data quality,
data integration, and master data management, as well as how better
management of data leads to business optimization.
Fisher will report to Progress chief product officer John Goodson. Data
integration is a key aspect of the Progress®
Pacific™ platform as a service (PaaS), enabling the rapid
development of data-driven applications. The DataDirect Cloud service
enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS,
relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems. Progress
DataDirect Connect high-performance data access software is for
connecting applications to data and services. Additionally, Progress has
previewed innovative, new technology that enables self-service
integration, blending and reporting of data from multiple applications.
It will be available as an on-demand cloud service in the Pacific
platform later in 2013.
Prior to leading DataFlux, Fisher was the technology director at SAS. He
is a native of North Carolina and earned a degree in computer science
and mathematics from Duke University.
John Goodson, chief product officer at Progress, said: "Tony Fisher is
one of the most innovative and forward-thinking executives in the data
industry. His insight and leadership on how improved management of data
leads to business optimization will further differentiate Progress
Pacific and help our customers and partners efficiently address their
biggest data integration challenges."
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About Progress Software Corporation
Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) is a global software company that
simplifies the development, deployment and management of business
applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to
any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and
low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com
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