CA World -Booth # 239 New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Dallas-Based Software Integrator Wins Top Honors for 3rd Year in Row

CA WORLD - 1999 Conference & Exposition, NEW ORLEANS, LA; July 20, 1999 -- Integrated Concepts, Inc. (ICI), of Addison, TX, today was named "Solution Partner of the Year" by Computer Associates International (CA) during the annual CA World '99 User Conference and Exposition, held annually in New Orleans. It is the third successive year that ICI has been awarded a top honor by CA. In both 1997 and 1998, CA named Integrated Concepts as "Unicenter-TNG Reseller of the Year."

To earn the award, ICI was recognized for their world class sales, support, implementation and technical capabilities. Computer Associates software is used to provide applications for and manage enterprise (large-scale) information technology systems. The primary products marketed by ICI include CA's Unicenter-TNG, "Jasmine," and "Opal" software.

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"Unicenter-TNG" is a systems management software package that allows networks, systems, applications and databases throughout an enterprise to be managed efficiently, regardless of location. "Jasmine" is CA's object-oriented database product, while "Opal" is its legacy application modernization mechanism that updates older programs to take advantage of Internet-related technologies. ICI markets to a diverse client base with an orientation toward the utilities, financial, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail-wholesale distribution industries. The company's clients include Jacksonville Electric Authority, Pacific Gas & Electric, Temple Inland, and Lincoln Properties.

Integrated Concepts was chosen from over 2,000 CA business partners, distributors, resellers, VAR's, OEM's and systems integrators, members of the company's VARsity Club Partner Program. The VARsity program offers increased support to CA value added resellers (VARs) in critical areas such as marketing, training and product support. Integrated Concepts is a "Premier Plus"-level partner in the program.

At CA World '99, ICI unveiled its electronic commerce strategy, called "Managed E-Commerce" (MEC). Electronic commerce is a hot topic in both the computer industry and the business world. ICI's "Managed E-Commerce" solution, "powered by Jasmine, managed by TNG," provides end-to-end transaction management for e-commerce systems. It takes a transaction from the order process tthroughthe financial settlements necessary to complete the transaction cycle. It also provides redundant and alternative transaction routing to insure transaction completion. "Managed E-Commerce" insures the integrity of the transaction and overcomes the major problem facing first generation products, namely a 67% failure rate, according to USA Today. Our objective is to deliver "utility-grade" service for e-commerce sites," said Erik Mettala, Chief Technology Officer for ICI. Mettala was one of the primary computer scientists who developed and nurtured the Internet during its early life as a Defense Department project.

In 1998 Solutions Integrator, a prominent national technology magazine, recognized ICI as one of the top six software integrators in the country.


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Integrated Concepts (ICI) is an Addison, Texas-based computer systems integrator and software developer, providing a range of products and services from cabling to enterprise management to custom security solutions and beyond. ICI recently announced its new Internet/electronic commerce strategy with the introduction of the prototype version of its "Managed Electronic Commerce" (MEC) suite of e-commerce applications. The company also designs, hosts and manages Internet Web sites for a variety of companies.

Since its inception in 1990, ICI has developed a national reputation as a reliable designer and implementer of solutions and systems which allow its customers to add advanced hardware or software without jeopardizing existing investments in the customer's information systems. ICI has distinguished itself for its ability to analyze and manage the requirements associated with complex client systems in multiple sites. The Company's customers are located primarily in the Southwest, and include middle-market to Fortune-1000 companies, large banks, universities, hospitals and professional medical groups.

ICI is an award winning, licensed distributor and servicing agent for several leading, independent developers of Enterprise Management software such as Computer Associates International, and Microsoft. The company has additional strategic partnerships with leading vendors such as Candle, Cisco, and Novell. It is an authorized reseller for most major brands of computer hardware and telecommunications router equipment. ICI provides certified technicians for Microsoft, CA-Unicenter, Cheyenne, Cytrix, Novell, Cisco, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and many other support products for mainframe and client/server applications. The company maintains a fully staffed help-desk support team for its clients, and employs trained programmers for Internet wweb siteconstruction.

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Joe Sexton, VP-Marketing/ICI Paul D. Warren
(972) 701-8800 (727) 449-8770