Cyon Research and Architosh to Jointly Publish White Papers Studying Business Cases For AutoCAD on OS X

Reports analyze business case, demand, and competitive considerations for AutoCAD on Apple Mac platforms

COFES2003. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2003 — Cyon Research Corporation, a provider of analysis, research and consulting for the engineering technology markets, and Architosh, the worldwide leading Web portal for Macintosh CAD/3D/AEC professionals and students, today announces they have joined forces to produce a major industry report on the reality of AutoCAD on the Macintosh platform.

The report uses survey, petition and market data collected by Architosh over 3 years, from thousands of readers, and research by Cyon Research Corporation. The reports studies the quantitative and qualitative effects that may occur should AutoCAD be ported to the Macintosh platform.
“With OS X, Apple became the largest supplier of UNIX computers almost overnight,” stated Brad Holtz, president and CEO, Cyon Research Corporation. “This has made the Macintosh platform, with its engaging user interface, more attractive to engineering professionals than ever before.”

"We started the petition 3 years ago at the request of Macintosh users," says Architosh.com Editor and Founder, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, "To date we have collected thousands of detailed responses. Our readers have been quite passionate and vocal in their drive to bring AutoCAD back to the Macintosh platform.”

The report, "The Market for AutoCAD on the Macintosh OS X Platform" is expected to be available in June 2003. Pricing and availability will be announced at the time of final publication.

About Architosh.com
Architosh.com is a publication of Britasmedia. Britasmedia's mission with the Architosh Web site is to serve a worldwide audience of Macintosh-based CAD/3D and AEC professionals and students with market-leading information technology (IT) resources, timely news, product reviews, and influential editorial products. Since 1999, Architosh has been the world's leading Mac CAD/3D/AEC portal -- now serving over 25,000 unique readers monthly in more than 70 countries around the globe.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research’s primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research’s Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter, a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and Extranet News, a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market.

CADwire.net and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact
Rachael Dalton-Taggart
Strategic Reach PR
303-487-7406
rachael@strategicreachpr.com

Published: Friday, May 16, 2003

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