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Abridean Named to ASPnews Top 20 Infrastructure Provider List

Halifax, NS. October 9, 2001 - Abridean Inc., announced today that ASPnews has named it as one of the world's most successful companies in the application service providers (ASPs) industry.

Abridean joined the prestigious ASPnews Top 20 Infrastructure Provider list today on publication of the revised listing for October. The list is compiled by editors and analysts at the leading ASP industry Web site ASPnews. An updated version of the list is published every month.

"Abridean has demonstrated a clear leadership position in the ASP industry with proven revenue streams, a strong and expanding customer base and an innovative approach to the ASP model," said Phil Wainewright, who as founder and consulting analyst at ASPnews.com is lead compiler of the Top 20. "As such, it claims its place in this list of the top 20 ASP Infrastructure Providers in the world today."

Details on the Global Top 20 ASPs and Infrastructure Providers can be found on the ASPnews Web site at http://web.archive.org/web/20011108093703/http://www.aspnews.com/

Companies selected for the Infrastructure Provider list are rated according to the following criteria:


Have a substantial and active customer base of ASPs and/or Web service providers

Be active in their support and promotion of the ASP and/or Web services model

Be innovators within the ASP and/or Web services models

Be recognized as a leader by others within the industry
“We’re very pleased to have been selected for the ASPnews Top 20 list,” said Sean Sears, CEO of Abridean. “This recognition validates our industry and product visions and we believe strongly that Abridean will continue to be a market leader well into the future.”

Candidates for inclusion in the list are drawn from the Global 200 ASP Industry Directory, compiled and published each month by sister publication ASP News Review, the executive newsletter of the ASP industry, available on subscription from the ASPnews.com Web site. The Global 200 directory is also published separately each quarter by CyberAtlas Research (research.cyberatlas.com).

The October Top 20 list includes BMC Software, Citrix, Cisco, Compaq, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

About ASPNews
ASPnews.com is the world's premier source of news and analysis for and about the ASP industry. Established in October 1998, it has earned a global reputation among vendors, providers and their customers for the breadth and insight of its content. As well as its online properties, ASPnews.com is the home of premium content titles such as the ASP News Review industry executive newsletter and a series of acclaimed special reports on ASP business and technology trends. In January 2000, the business became part of INT Media Group, Inc, (Nasdaq: INTM), headquartered in Darien, CT, a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and Internet users.