Abridean Appoints VP of Service Provisioning Solutions

    HALIFAX, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - 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

    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 further information:

For further information: Peter Bidgood, 1-877-520-4277,

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