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Centrelink Signs Major Deal with CCA.

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2004

Australian government service delivery organization commits to continue running its demanding IT applications on CCA's Model 204 high-performance DBMS platform for the next ten years.

Computer Corporation of America (CCA), a leading provider of high-speed, high-volume DBMS software for IBM enterprise servers, today announced that Centrelink of Australia has signed a long-term licensing agreement that gives Centrelink unlimited use of CCA's Model 204 database software until at least the year 2014. The agreement reflects the growing demand for proven software that can efficiently handle the extraordinarily large amount of data being processed by today's applications, as well as CCA's long-standing leadership position in this market.

"We originally chose Model 204 back in 1983 because it was the only product on the market that could meet our performance and capacity requirements," said Jane Treadwell, Centrelink Chief Information Officer. "Since that time our needs have grown dramatically, as we service more than 24,000 internal users and 6 million customers over all channels including counter, call centers, the Internet and Interactive Voice Response systems. We continue to find that CCA is the only vendor with the right DBMS technology and experience to serve us both today and in the future."

Centrelink is a government agency delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community. It uses Model 204 to administer more than 140 different products and services for 25 government agencies, and for the distribution of over $55 billion dollars in benefit payments for over 6 million people. This involves processing more than 12 million complex transactions per day against approximately 12 terabytes of data.

As Centrelink's business model is changing, advanced by new technology and opportunities, Model 204 is proving to be as critical and responsive to future capabilities as it has been essential over its long history in Centrelink.

"Model 204 was designed from day-one for this type of use," stated Rick Ryan, CCA Chief Executive Officer. "Over the past four decades, we have revolutionized large-scale, high-performance, high-capacity data management with one breakthrough after another. It is our core competency, and all of our research and development efforts are centered around this market, to help our customers capitalize on their wealth of data while incorporating new technologies."

Under this new agreement, Centrelink can run Model 204 and all its future versions on every compatible IBM server within the enterprise, without any restrictions or license changes. This provides Centrelink the freedom to expand their use of Model 204, and to make hardware upgrades and changes over the next ten years without any consideration of the Model 204 software licensing implications.

"At the end of the term, Centrelink and CCA will have enjoyed a 30 year partnership that we hope will continue even further into the future," continues Ryan. "For CCA, that's really what it's all about: sustaining long-term partnerships with all our customers by anticipating and meeting their real needs. That's always been our business strategy, and it always will be."

About Computer Corporation of America

Founded in 1965, Computer Corporation of America (CCA) has over 35 years of experience in the design and deployment of high-speed, high-volume database management for IBM mainframe and enterprise server systems. CCA's mission is to sustain customer partnerships by providing high-performance, Web-enabled data solutions that enable customers to build mission-critical business applications, leverage both legacy and Web-based IT investments, and identify new enterprise opportunities through real-time, multivariate data analysis.

Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, CCA is employee-owned, with offices in North America and Europe, and distributors worldwide.
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