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Actuate Named “Top Solution Provider to Watch for in 2012” in GOVTek Awards

Government Technology Research Alliance Recognizes Actuate for Key Contributions to Government-wide Initiatives

San Mateo, Calif., – February 14, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today announced that it has been awarded a GOVTek award and named “Top Solution Provider to Watch for in 2012” by the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA).

Nominees from Civilian, Defense, Intelligence agencies and industry were evaluated and voted on by GTRA Council Members and their community peers and given recognition in the areas most relevant to government IT today including social media, infrastructure, leadership, cyber security, green IT, and transparency.

"GTRA is thrilled to see Actuate be recognized in the government IT community as a ‘Top Solution Provider to Watch for in 2012’,” said Kelly Yocum, CEO and co-founder of GTRA.

"IT is quite literally the foundation that allows the US Government to serve and protect the nation and its citizens," said Parham Eftekhari, GTRA Co-founder and director of research. "Unfortunately, IT leaders and their accomplishments are oftentimes the "unsung-heroes" of Washington. The GOVTek Awards Gala is GTRA's way of recognizing these innovators and thanking them for their dedication and invaluable service to our country, war fighters and citizens."

“We are honored to be recognized by the GTRA with this GOVTek award,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate Corporation. “A large part of our customer base comprises US Federal (including Defense), state and local government agencies. We are pleased the high standards we set with ActuateOne® meet the need for secure and customizable business intelligence applications which help all levels of government manage performance goals, quickly assess visualized data, and efficiently deliver citizen-serving programs.”

GTRA’s “GOVTek Executive Government Technology Awards Gala” is a celebration of government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments in 2011 have improved the way government delivers services, interacts with citizens, shares information, and protects its national assets. Actuate was honored at the Gala, held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2012.

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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 Communication 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 and

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