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Abridean Appoints VP of Service Provisioning Solutions

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HALIFAX, NS - CNW- January 9th, 2008 - Halifax based provisioning and security solution developer abridean, Inc. (www.abridean.com), today announced it has expanded its service provisioning development and support teams and appointed Peter Bidgood as the VP of Service Provisioning Solutions. In the last 12 months Abridean’s Provisor automated user account provisioning platform has been updated to support Microsoft Exchange 2007, SharePoint Services 3.0 and RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1. With the continued growth in its overall client base, abridean is positioning to meet the extra demand.

Says Brian Penney, CEO, “This is an exciting time as both hosted service providers and enterprises are realizing the benefits of automating the provisioning and management of user accounts, especially for messaging and collaboration applications.” He added, “Abridean’s has been providing the enabling software and services to this market for eight years, and brings extensive experience and expertise to the table”.

Mr. Bidgood has worked with provisioning technologies and customers for seven years and was most recently the product manager for abridean Provisor. He says “Provisioning applications, especially in a shared hosted environment or for unified messaging, is about taking what is often a complex technical process and making it a simple business process. Our work with software vendors such as RIM and Microsoft are letting us take this to a new level of sophistication.”

About abridean Inc.

Abridean Inc. was founded in 2000 and has developed the leading application provisioning and management platform, abridean Provisor. Provisor simplifies and automates application provisioning and management for service providers and enterprises. It allows them to drive operational efficiencies through reduced costs, increased revenue and rapid delivery of services to customers. Provisor is an XML-based platform that can be easily integrated with other infrastructure software allowing the Service Provider to get to market faster and easier with a complete solution to meet their customer’s needs. Provisor can also be easily and rapidly customized to meet specific requirements within the data center environment.

Abridean's customers span multiple industries including financial services, hospitality and service providers, including USA.NET, MailStreet, COLT Telecom and others. For more information, visit www.abridean.com or call 1.877.520.4277.