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Actuate Unveils ‘Big Data’ Research Results

Exclusive new Actuate/AIIM Findings Challenge ‘Big Data’ Hype to Translate Real Customer Issues into Tangible Solutions

San Mateo, Calif., – June 18, 2012 –
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), will be unveiling the results of timely new research on Big Data at the 2012 AIIM Roadshow at the Edinburgh and London locations on June 18 and June 21, 2012.

The exclusive research, conducted on behalf of Actuate by AIIM, explores the most pressing issues faced by organizations as they strive to connect their disparate data assets to deliver timely, actionable information at the point of need. It reveals that 61% of information users would find it “very useful” to be able to link structured and unstructured datasets. Currently, unified data access across content repositories is a struggle for most respondents.

More than half of those interviewed said they would find it “very valuable” (56%) or “hugely valuable” (18%) to be able to carry out sophisticated analytics on unstructured content - particularly in pattern analysis, keyword correlation, incident prediction and fraud prevention.

The findings highlight the contrast between organizations’ internal experience of accessing relevant, up-to-date decision-supporting information and their ability to pinpoint a wealth of data on almost any other subject via the public Internet. As many as 80% of respondents admitted that they had no extended search capability across multiple repositories, while 70% said they found it “harder” or “much harder” (23%) to access key information held on internal systems versus that available on the Web - even though the content exists within their organization.

Commenting on the findings, Nobby Akiha, Senior VP of Marketing at Actuate, said, "While Big Data is a new and exciting issue to grapple with, it underscores the overall question of how best to source and deliver key insights into the hands of the people that can act on that data - for maximum impact on customer communications management, and on the organization as a whole.”

To read the report entitled “Big Data - extracting value from your digital landfills”, visit The AIIM Roadshow, hosted by the Association for Information and Image Management, takes place at four cities across the UK starting in Edinburgh on June 18th and ending in London on June 21st.

About AIIM

AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) is a global, not-for-profit organization that provides independent research, education and certification programmes to information professionals so that they can manage and share information assets in an era of mobile, social, cloud and big data.

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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