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MIT OpenCourseWare Wins Prestigious InfoWorld 100 Award; Sapient and MIT Recognized for Groundbreaking Initiative That Provides Free Access to MIT Courses Worldwide.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2003

Sapient (Nasdaq: SAPE), a leading business consulting and technology services firm, today announced that MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) has received a 2003 InfoWorld 100 award. Sapient, working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), helped develop MIT OCW, a web-based publishing initiative that enables free, searchable access to content from 500 MIT courses to anyone around the world. In recognizing the initiative, InfoWorld praised the development team's use of innovative and complex technologies to accomplish project goals.

"The InfoWorld 100 recognizes companies and institutions that made the best use of technology to enhance their businesses," said Steve Fox, Editor-in-Chief of InfoWorld. "MIT OpenCourseWare built an innovative content management system to meet critical technical and business objectives."

MIT OCW is one of the largest Microsoft content management implementations ever deployed, providing a scalable base for managing up to one million resources. Sapient leveraged Microsoft's .Net and Content Management Server 2002 to develop the solution. As a result of this collaboration, Sapient was recently honored with a 2003 Microsoft Certified Partner Award, which recognizes Microsoft corporate partners who have built solutions that fundamentally transform the way customers conduct business. Sapient's work on MIT OCW won "Internet Business Solution of the Year" in an awards program that generated more than 1,000 entries for 16 different categories.

"The overwhelming recognition we have received for OCW underscores just how groundbreaking an initiative this was," said Sapient Vice President Mike Detjen. "Our experience developing large-scale client solutions enabled us to help MIT achieve its goals of organizing massive amounts of course materials in a way that is easy for educators, students and self-learners to navigate and adapt based on their unique needs."

Every year, InfoWorld names 100 companies that have made the best use of information technology to meet their business and technical objectives. This year, judges reviewed entries from 160 companies, government agencies, and organizations. Winning companies were recognized for technical deployments that ran the gamut from Web Services to Wi-Fi, with project budgets ranging from as low as $35,000 to more than $50 million. A full list of the winning companies is available at:

About Sapient

Sapient is a leading business consulting and technology services firm that plans, designs, implements, and manages information technology to improve business performance for Global 2000 clients. Sapient was founded in 1991 based on a single promise - to deliver the right business results on time and on budget. Sapient's fixed price/fixed time model, combined with industry, design, technology and process expertise, provides clients with the highest business value at the lowest total cost of ownership. Sapient's integrated delivery centers are located across the United States, and in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and India. More information about Sapient can be found at Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.
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