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Industry Leaders Peregrine Systems and Help Desk 2000 Join Forces to Promote Support Desk Best Practices Worldwide.

ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Help Desk 2000(TM), the industry's fastest-growing Help Desk membership, education and certification organization, today announced that Peregrine Systems(R) (Nasdaq: PRGN), the leading provider of Infrastructure Management solutions, has joined the 1999 Help Desk 2000 sponsorship program. As the World Sponsor, Peregrine Systems holds the highest Help Desk 2000 sponsorship position available.

"Participating as the World Sponsor shows the absolute commitment Peregrine Systems has to the support industry. Help Desk 2000 welcomes Peregrine Systems as its premier partner in our effort to position the Help Desk as the front line command center within companies worldwide," said Cliff Oxford, founder of Help Desk 2000.

Both Peregrine Systems and Help Desk 2000 view corporate Help Desks as critical to effective infrastructure management and emerging business initiatives, such as e-commerce, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and asset management.

"Help Desk 2000 is the fastest growing membership organization in the industry," said Rick Berzle, vice president of marketing at Peregrine Systems. "Our partnership with them offers us a unique opportunity to impact the industry as a whole through their certification and seminar programs and the development of 'best practices' for the Help Desk discipline."

As part of the World Sponsor agreement, Peregrine Systems will actively participate in Help Desk 2000 initiatives such as the Help Desk 2000 WorldSummit '99(TM) in Hong Kong and Help Desk 2000 Tools and Technology seminars.

Help Desk 2000 plans to announce additional sponsors in the near future.

About Help Desk 2000

Help Desk 2000, a division of Support Technologies, Inc., is the support industry's fastest-growing membership organization, dedicated to Help Desk education and certification for individuals, as well as the entire Help Desk operation.

As the premier Help Desk education provider, Help Desk 2000 has educated thousands of professionals, including more than twenty-five percent of the Fortune 100. For more information about Help Desk 2000, please visit the organization's Web site at http://www.helpdesk2000.org .

About Peregrine Systems

Peregrine Systems is the leading provider of Infrastructure Management solutions. True Infrastructure Management unites the unique disciplines of the Enterprise Service Desk, Asset Management, Facilities Management, and Fleet Management through common shared data. Peregrine Systems solutions address all aspects of organizational infrastructure, from information technology, including both computers and telecommunications, to the buildings and real estate assets housing the technology and people of the organization.

Founded in 1981, Peregrine Systems is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and Singapore. More information on Peregrine Systems is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.peregrine.com .
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