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AccuWeather.com Optimizes the Performance of Its Mobile Website With Compuware Gomez

(June 07, 2010)

DETROIT, June 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), today announced that AccuWeather.com is optimizing its AccuWeather.com mobile website by using the Compuware Gomez mobile monitoring solution. Using Compuware Gomez, AccuWeather.com provides great mobile web experiences for its customers andgenerates revenue through mobile advertising.



The rapid adoption of the mobile web and connected mobile applications is driven by the proliferation of smartphones, unlimited data plans for fast 3G networks and high-quality mobile optimized content. Yet device proliferation, conflicting standards, limited tools and a lack of established best practices combine to produce an environment where delivering great mobile experiences can be a challenge.



AccuWeather.com has embraced the mobile channel, providing services that are accessed not only from mobile browsers but also via applications purpose-built for every major handset manufacturer and virtually all leading devices including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android mobile phones. The AccuWeather.com mobile website, rated among the top ten by Opera Mobile, provides accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins for users all over the world.


Success of mobile web applications depends on them being both useful and well executed. AccuWeather.com uses Gomez's on-demand mobile monitoring solution to gain rapid notification and detailed diagnostics that help optimize performance and provide a high-quality mobile web experiences to its online community.




"AccuWeather.com is a leader in weather for mobile web, and we believe in providing world-class weather experiences for our users," said David Mitchell, Director, Business Development, Digital Media, AccuWeather.com. "Working with Gomez, we quickly and proactively identify issues and maintain optimal response times. By ensuring consistently strong experiences, we retain more users which in turn can help us attract more advertising partners."



"Any effort to optimize mobile web performance must begin with a true understanding of end-user experiences in different geographies, across different ISPs, carriers, browsers and devices," said Imad Mouline, CTO of Gomez. "Gomez's comprehensive global testing network, which comprises over 500 real-world mobile device and browser combinations, provides this critical view as a foundation for optimizing performance, protecting brand and increasing end-user satisfaction."



About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com



AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, the ABC-Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.



About Compuware Gomez



Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware, provides the industry's leading solutions for optimizing the performance, availability, and quality of web and mobile applications. The on-demand Gomez platform integrates solutions for web load testing, Web performance management, web cross-browser testing, and web performance business analysis that test and measure web and mobile applications from the "outside-in" – across all users, browsers, devices, and geographies – using a global network of over 100,000 locations. When combined with Compuware Vantage, Gomez offers the industry's only solution for optimizing application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet. Over 3,000 customers worldwide, ranging from small companies to large enterprises – including 12 of the top 20 most visited US websites – use Gomez solutions to increase revenue, build brand loyalty, and decrease costs.



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Compuware Corporation



Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.



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CONTACT: Compuware Corporation
Press Contact
Brenda Menard, Gomez Division
781-698-2393
bmenard@gomez.com
For Sales and Marketing Information
Gomez Division
877-372-6732
www.gomez.com
10 Maguire Road
Lexington MA 02421



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