CNET Channel Enhances Customer Experience with TIBCO Software

Sun, 05/13/2007

Content solutions leader selects TIBCO to improve product content gathering, mapping and distribution services across worldwide channels

PALO ALTO, Calif. May 14, 2007- TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced today that CNET Channel, a property of CNET Networks, Inc., has chosen TIBCO to help provide a powerful new content delivery platform. This project will significantly enhance customer experience for more than 2,100 global channel businesses and high technology manufacturers that rely on CNET Channel to power their e-commerce platforms and drive sales.

CNET Channel needed an enterprise-level solution to meet massive content, distribution, processing and customization of data - as well as the transformation of that data - from and into different formats. As the world's leading content solution provider, CNET Channel demands highly reliable service to distribute the content it aggregates from both internal resources and various other suppliers. TIBCO was able to address these challenges and continues to support the high transaction environment between CNET Channel and its customers. Leveraging TIBCO's enterprise services backbone infrastructure, CNET Channel will be able to deliver a new breed of products and services for a wide variety of channel businesses.

"Capitalizing on a better way to gather, map and distribute information is critical to further enhancing our customer experience," said Steve Parrott, general manager, CNET Channel. "Working with TIBCO will help enable CNET Channel to offer added value to customers by providing a single source of aggregated best-of-breed content, rich media and e-commerce services."

As part of the agreement, CNET Channel will utilize TIBCO BusinessWorks™ and TIBCO BusinessConnect™ to create a scalable, secure and reliable platform to aid in gathering, mapping and distributing product information. This in turn will help to increase the company's productivity in development and operations.

"Companies that use CNET Channel content solutions comprise nearly 80 percent of all primary channel businesses in the United States and Europe, so it's imperative that their customer experience is more than successful," said Ram Menon, executive vice president, worldwide marketing, TIBCO Software. "We are pleased CNET Channel selected TIBCO to improve its backbone infrastructure, and we look forward to helping them improve the user experience for their worldwide network of customers."

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About CNET Channel
CNET Channel (, a division of CNET Networks, is the world's leading independent source of product information, supporting both online catalogs and traditional sales processes with detailed content on over 3.2 million technology products worldwide. Over 2,100 high technology manufacturers and channel businesses in 35 national markets depend on CNET Channel to deliver world-class content solutions that maximize their sales effectiveness and minimize the cost and complexity of providing accurate and useful product information. Customers include Best Buy, CDW, CompUSA, Dell, HP, Insight, OfficeMax, Sony, Tech Data, Zones and many more.

About CNET Networks, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET, is an interactive media company that builds brands for people and the things they are passionate about, such as gaming, music, entertainment, technology, business, food, and parenting. The Company's leading brands include CNET, GameSpot,,, CHOW, ZDNet and TechRepublic. Founded in 1992, CNET Networks has a strong presence in the US, Asia, and Europe.

TIBCO Software Inc. provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility-what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®. To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at

CNET Networks, Channel Division Media Contact:
Emily Salus - Marketing Communications Manager