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PYRAMID TEAMS WITH CGS TO FORM WORLDWIDE OPEN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION PARTNERSHIP

            PYRAMID TEAMS WITH CGS TO FORM WORLDWIDE
              OPEN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION PARTNERSHIP
              Group to focus on financial services
               and large-scale horizontal projects
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyramid Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: PYRD) today announced a teaming agreement with CGS Computer Associates which further extends Pyramid's systems integration capabilities.  This partnership brings the number of systems integration professionals involved in Pyramid efforts to over 200 worldwide.
    Developing the strategic partnership with CGS allows Pyramid to deliver complete turnkey business solutions on the Pyramid MIServer(TM), a high-availability transaction server based on open systems standards.  The scope of the products and services available from Pyramid cover the entire range of business computing needs -- from integrated client-server networks to sophisticated image processing systems.
    CGS has expertise in a wide range of areas such as the financial services industry, including companies such as Nomura Research Institute America Inc., First Boston, Salomon Brothers, and Morgan Guaranty Trust.  Pyramid and CGS will jointly deliver complete open systems solutions, including integrated relational databases, strategic applications and client-server networks complemented by ongoing support services.
    "By teaming with CGS, we have assembled an experienced body of mainframe-class, open systems integration professionals which can significantly enhance the effectiveness of Pyramid systems," said Edward Norton, vice president and general manager of Pyramid's Customer Services Division.  "Historically, we have led the industry in large-scale open systems and our knowledge in this area is a key reason for our customer's success."
    Bob Wardell, director of Pyramid's Professional Services Business Unit added, "Teaming with CGS is key to our strategic goal of delivering complete industry turnkey solutions.  This partnership augments the system-level expertise of our project teams with CGS' in-depth application skills.  In combination with our hardware integration services, this partnership enables the delivery of complete, single source solutions today."
    "This partnership is a natural evolution of the system services that both companies are committed to providing for the UNIX(R) industry," said Michael Szot, founder and vice president of CGS.  "We are poised to offer our clients innovative, UNIX-based solutions to meet their business needs."
    Company Backgrounds
    Founded in 1981, Pyramid Technology builds and markets the MIServer line of high-performance servers to the open commercial marketplace.  Pyramid's systems run the largest UNIX-based relational databases in the world, and are based on a symmetric multiprocessor architecture that combines an enhanced UNIX operating system with RISC processor technology.  Pyramid MIServers offer from 14 to 300 MIPS, hundreds of transactions per second, and support for over 1,000 concurrent users.
    CGS Computer Associates, headquartered in New Jersey, was founded in 1983 to serve the needs of the UNIX community.  CGS provides a full range of UNIX-based professional services including project management, systems integration, application development and image processing.
    MIServer is a trademark of Pyramid Technology Corp.  UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Doug Free of Pyramid Technology, 415-335-8935, or Didi D'Errico of Blanc & Otus, 415-546-8080, for Pyramid Technology/
    (PYRD) CO:  Pyramid Technology ST:  California IN:  CPR SU:  CON RM -- SJ003 -- 3072 11/11/91 13:29 EST
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