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Delivering Enterprise Solutions for Linux

PeopleSoft and IBM Team to Deliver Enterprise Solutions for Linux

Linux Ready for Primetime PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) today announced a strategic joint development initiative with IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) to port and optimise PeopleSoft’s industry-leading enterprise applications to Linux running on IBM hardware and software. PeopleSoft has selected IBM eServer xSeries, DB2 Universal Database and WebSphere Application Server as its Linux development platform of choice. Companies running mission-critical PeopleSoft applications on Linux and IBM eServer xSeries systems will benefit from improvements in performance, reliability and manageability for core business applications.

“Linux is ready for primetime – it is now capable of running mission-critical applications,” said Rick Bergquist, chief technology officer, PeopleSoft. “We’re teaming with IBM to deliver PeopleSoft applications in a Linux environment, which gives our customers greater choice and is another milestone in our commitment to open standards.”

“As businesses look to maximise their existing IT investments with an eye to the future, Linux is becoming increasingly attractive. PeopleSoft customers now have the option to go with this reliable, low-cost operating system to streamline business processes and develop an open, on-demand environment that enables greater responsiveness to customers and suppliers,” said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software Group. “Building on our strategic alliance, this agreement represents the broadest commitment to deliver industry-leading solutions using IBM hardware and software for Linux by an application partner to date.”

PeopleSoft enterprise applications will be available on Linux in the fourth quarter of 2003. All PeopleSoft applications will be supported on Linux including: AppConnect; Customer Relationship Management; Enterprise Performance Management; Enterprise Service Automation; Financial Management Solutions; Human Capital Management; Supplier Relationship Management and Manufacturing.

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