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Actuate’s Allen Bonde to Present Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven Customer Applications During SD Times Webcast on May 14th

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced its participation in a complimentary SD Times webcast entitled, “5 Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven Apps.” Allen Bonde, Vice President of Product Marketing and Innovation at Actuate, will present on designing highly-scalable, personalized applications for today’s data consumers.

Data-driven customer applications have become major growth engines for the worldwide software market. Forrester Research predicts that smart computing software will become a $48 billion market this year.

IDC has proclaimed that 2014 will be the year of data-driven marketing and sales. Despite the fact that we are becoming increasingly surrounded by data-driven devices, designing compelling data-driven experiences – especially for customer facing applications made for both large amounts of data and of users – remains a challenge.

During this webcast, Bonde will address the importance of an emerging set of design principles inspired by consumer devices. These insights provide a blueprint for delivering apps that inform, connect and motivate end-users. Specifically, Bonde will explain:

  • Why data is becoming a differentiator in customer facing applications
  • Why Big Data and mobile adoption create new challenges for developers
  • How the "Small Data" design philosophy can drive focus and agility
  • What emerging best practices offer a guide for creating compelling, high-scale data-driven applications and solutions

About Allen Bonde

Before joining Actuate, Bonde was an early proponent of self-service apps and data-driven marketing and, as a former analyst, has helped global leaders with their Big Data and customer experience strategies.

This webcast will take place at 9:30 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Register here.

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company™

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate’s BIRT Analytics™ delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communications Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

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