CECID Hermes Selected Best Infrastructure Building and Communication
Application by Linux Business Award 2005
Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China - 7 July 2005
- Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID),
University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to announce that
our open source ebXML business-to-business (B2B) Messaging
Server, Hermes, has won the Grand Award in Infrastructure
Building and Communication Application of Hong
Kong Linux Business Award 2005. Companies and products
competed under Business Adoption Award and Product Development
Award in sub-categories of Enterprise Business Application;
Infrastructure Building and Communication Application;
Industry Based Application and Linux Appliance resulting
in four Grand Award and 10 Merit Award winners.
Organized by the HKSAR Office of the Government Chief
Information Officer, Hong Kong Productivity Council and
Hong Kong Linux Industry Association, Linux Business Award
aims to educate and motivate enterprises in deploying IT
application on Linux platform. Five entries were shortlisted
to the final stage of Product Development Award's Infrastructure
Building and Communication Application category. Based
on innovativeness and technology, deployment scale and
scope, quality, cost effectiveness and benefits to society,
Hermes came up with the top score to win the Grand Award.
Two Merit Awards were also granted in this category.
Hermes Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging Server is
an open-source Message Service Handler embracing an e-commerce
open standard (OASIS ebXML Messaging Service v.2.0). This
award-winning product provides a standardized, reliable
and secure infrastructure for enterprises to exchange business
data on the Internet. Developers from 80+ economies have
already downloaded Hermes' source code since its release
three years ago, and Hermes has many successful deployments.
Some local users of Hermes include MTR, OOCL, Sony, HMV,
bigboXX.com and HKSAR Government. Besides certified for
ebXML and AS2 interoperability, Hermes has won Certificates
of Merit (Product Category) at the 6th HK Computer Society
IT Excellence Awards and Asia Pacific ICT Award 2004 (R & D
Category). Hermes is available for free from http://www.freebxml.org.
About CECID (http://www.cecid.hku.hk)
Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development
(CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce research
and development with the vision of helping organizations increase their
competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce enabling
technologies, participates in important international e-commerce initiatives,
supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific
Region, and transfers e-commerce technology and skills to the community.
With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's Innovation
and Technology Commission, CECID is an active member of OASIS and the
ebXML Asia Committee. The Center also collaborates with a number of
lead technology users in the Asia-Pacific.
PR Contacts for Press and Analysts
Dorris Tai (email@example.com)
Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2859 2818
Fax: +852 2547 4611