[From BMC Software, Inc.
HOUSTON - (Feb. 28, 2005) - BMC Software, Inc., [NYSE: BMC], a leader in enterprise management, today announced that xwave, an Aliant Company [TSX: AIT], has extended its 10-year relationship with BMC Software. After evaluating the competition, xwave chose BMC Software's SmartDBA data management solutions for their automation and ease-of-use. The ability to manage databases across both distributed and mainframe environments via a common look and feel enabled xwave to streamline its data management process and address the shortage of mainframe DBAs. By eliminating the learning curves traditionally associated with managing mainframe databases and automating previously time consuming tasks, xwave was able to consolidate its DBA staff and ensure greater efficiencies within its team.
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