Awards for NeXTStep based solutions

Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 4, 1995 --

computerActive, displayed its wares at the COMTECH 95 Trade Show in Ottawa this week.

Most of the federal government's $1.5 billion/year (1995 dollars) computer acquisitions are made in Ottawa, Canada's capital. About 15,000 government and business professionals typically attend COMTECH.

Any company doing significant computer business with the federal government attends. Over 300 booths are filled by firms like SHL, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett Packard, etc.

Independent from the show organizers, the Society of Canadian Office Automation Professionals (SCOAP) judges products at the show. You don't apply or campaign to win. They have an anonymous team of judges quietly touring the show selecting those products they feel are outstanding.

In 1994 we were honored to be awarded SCOAP Finalist, Award of Excellence, Best of Show, for our NeSTSTEP based Crisis Management System developed for Transport Canada.

In 1995 we did it again! We were awarded SCOAP Finalist Award of Excellence, Best of Show, for our NeXTSTEP based Public Key Encryption product.

Considering the competition, it's outrageous for a small company to beat out these huge corporations. To do it two years in a row is unheard of.

computerActive is an Ottawa, Canada based consulting and system integration firm specializing in applying UNIX tools to today's business challenges. Although we are skilled in DOS and Macintosh computers, we focus on Internet based client/server solutions using UNIX.