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SandPoint unveils Hoover NewsAlert for Windows: Powerful intelligent-agent based software monitor provides real-time news for critical decision making.

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 1995--SandPoint Company, a division of Information Access Company, today introduced Hoover NewsAlert for Windows, a powerful news filtering application designed for the corporate user that couples the convenience of Microsoft Windows workstation access with a trading room caliber news server. This announcement was made today in Chicago, in conjunction with Online95, the premier business conference for information professionals.

Hoover NewsAlert for Windows is the latest addition to the SandPoint Hoover family of information management solutions. Based on a scaleable architecture, Hoover NewsAlert for Windows enables users to create both group-shared and private news monitors from their desktops to filter real-time feeds based on company ticker symbol, industry, news subject, geographical region, source, date range, and/or full-text word or phrase. Additionally, Hoover NewsAlert for Windows can alert users when their monitors are hit, even when the user is working in another Windows application. Unlike current alternatives, the system imposes no practical limit on the number of monitors a user can create, no fixed limit on the number of stories that can be saved within its searchable archives, and no fixed limited on the number of users per server. Hoover NewsAlert for Windows is ideally suited for organizations with both Windows and Lotus Notes users, as a single Hoover server can support both environments.

With an attractive presentation and intuitive interface, Hoover NewsAlert for Windows allows users to become effective within minutes by giving them the ability to monitor the endlessly streaming wire services available today. Real-time news, critical to knowledge-based decision making, is filtered and delivered to a user's workstation within seconds of a news posting. Hoover NewsAlert for Windows filters thousands of stories every day, working around-the-clock to deliver information thats critical to the success of an enterprise.

"Hoover NewsAlert for Windows will benefit corporate users at all levels including, marketing and sales, senior executives, public relations professionals, strategic planners, and anyone whose need for information on customers, competitors and technology changes in the marketplace is vital to their job," said Mike Kinkead, president of SandPoint. "With its comprehensive features and its intelligent agent search engine, users can organize and manage thousands of stories in a context that they define" Kinkead said.

SandPoint's active information agent technology searches, retrieves, organizes and integrates data from multiple media including live newswire feeds, online databases and corporate computing resources. This information is delivered to a Lotus Notes workstation, Microsoft Exchange Server or Windows desktop, enabling individuals and workgroups to share knowledge and accelerate team learning.

Now a division of Information Access Company, a Thomson Corporation company, SandPoint was founded in 1989 and has been delivering business intelligence solutions using Hoover software and Lotus Notes since 1991. Hoover is installed today in leading U.S. and international corporations, including major pharmaceutical, financial and professional services firms. It serves the needs of information seekers ranging from casual corporate users to corporate librarians and information specialists. SandPoint is a Lotus Premium Business Partner and a Value Added Reseller for Lotus Notes. -0-

Hoover is a trademark of SandPoint Company, L.L.C. Lotus Notes is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.

CONTACT: SandPoint

Ellen Slaby, 800/775-4442
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