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InterSystems Joins IBM PartnerWorld Healthcare,Life Sciences Industry Networks

Cambridge, MA—September 2, 2004—InterSystems Corporation today announced its participation in IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks for ISVs in the Healthcare/Life Sciences market. The agreement supports and strengthens joint marketing initiatives by both firms on a global scale.

InterSystems, the leading database provider in the healthcare sector, delivers high performance software products targeted for IT organizations and independent software vendors. InterSystems’ CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high performance applications.

“This agreement enhances our corporate commitment to healthcare,” says InterSystems vice president of strategic planning Paul Grabscheid. “Working with IBM helps us deliver optimal technology solutions in the healthcare sector worldwide.”

“The Healthcare and Life Sciences sector comprises one of the largest sets of interconnected markets in the world and presents a huge opportunity for ISVs to capture new revenue worldwide,” says Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. “Working together with IBM, InterSystems can capitalize on the wide range of benefits available through the PartnerWorld Healthcare/Life Sciences Network to more effectively develop and deliver solutions to their customers’ most pressing business needs.”

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive go-to-market sales support and technical resources that are specifically tailored to their industry requirements. As part of the PartnerWorld Industry Networks, ISVs can team with IBM and bring joint solutions out to market faster and industry-by-industry, reflecting how customers are buying technology today. ISVs who achieve the optimized level have successfully enabled and validated their industry applications on IBM infrastructure software and hardware. IBM has Networks covering eight industries, with plans to introduce more throughout the year.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) has served the needs of IT organizations and independent software vendors for more than two decades. InterSystems’ showcase products, the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform, enable the rapid creation and fast integration of high-performance applications.

Over four million people use mission-critical applications based on InterSystems’ software. Twenty regional offices serve application developers and integrators around the world, and 24 x 7 support is provided for all InterSystems products.

InterSystems is the leading database provider in healthcare, with CACHÉ in use at the majority of major hospitals and labs around the world, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

A free, fully functional, no-time-limit copy of CACHÉ can be downloaded or requested on CD from www.InterSystems.com.

Trademark Notes:  Caché is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation.  Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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