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CONTROL DATA BECOMES COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR OF SUN SYSTEMS

 ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: SUNW) (SMCC) and Control Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: CDAT), jointly announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement under which Control Data will remarket SMCC's complete line of workstations, servers, and software worldwide as part of the company's systems integration solutions for the commercial marketplace.
 Under the commercial systems integrator (CSI) agreement, Control Data will integrate Sun(TM) systems with other products and services and add value in the form of a full range of integration services; consulting; application solutions such as mechanical CAD software; E-mail integration; storage management solutions and application frameworks; database management; networking; and maintenance. Initial target markets include manufacturing, telecommunications, utilities, financial services, and healthcare.
 Control Data expects this agreement to strengthen its range of integration solutions and to generate significant revenue from Sun-based solutions, according to Jim Ousley, president and CEO of Control Data Systems.
 The company joins several other leading systems integrators, such as Andersen Consulting, EDS, and Price Waterhouse, in forming a CSI agreement with SMCC. Relationships with top commercial integrators are part of SMCC's strategy to leverage the contacts and industry application expertise of these commercial firms.
 The agreement with Control Data underscores the increasing demand for open systems, and especially Sun systems, in the commercial area. Currently, approximately 35 percent of Sun Microsystems' revenue is derived from commercial markets.
 "As a worldwide systems integrator, we listen carefully to our customers' needs and preferences," said Ousley. "Since SMCC has the largest installed base of desktop workstations and servers, we found growing demand among our customer and prospect base for integration solutions based on Sun products. This CSI agreement with SMCC will enable us to provide extremely effective solutions based on Sun technology to our customers, and provides significant new business in our integration efforts."
 "Control Data has the right open systems integration model and a proven record as a first-rate system integration service provider," said Scott McNealy, CEO and chairman of Sun Microsystems, Inc. "There is no doubt that they will give customers the support and know-how needed to put together enterprise-wide solutions with Sun systems."
 As an SMCC integrator, Control Data will receive sales and technical support, such as account referrals, training, discounts and value-add application development assistance. In addition, the two companies will work jointly on specific marketing and promotional activities.
 Control Data Systems, Inc. is a global systems integrator, applying the skills and experience of its computer professionals -- "Control Data Brainware(TM)" -- to the implementation of open systems solutions for the operational problems of customers worldwide. The company focuses its expertise on integrating computer solutions to business specific problems, primarily in manufacturing design, network communications, and database management.
 Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation is the world's leading supplier of open client-server computing solutions. It is an operating company of Sun Microsystems Inc., the exclusive computer supplier to World Cup USA 1994. SMCC has its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
 Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation and the Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Inc. All other product or service names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Charlotte Fransen of Control Data Systems, Inc., 612-482-4857, or Lisa Ganier of Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation, 415-336-5637/
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