November 11, 2003

Percussion's ECM Now Available for Linux

Anonymous Reader writes "Percussion Software Introduces Rhythmyx 5 ECM System for Linux

Growing Customer Demand for Benefits of Open Source Makes Linux an Attractive Platform Choice for Rhythmyx Deployments

STONEHAM, MA - November 11, 2003 - Percussion Software, a leading developer of practical software solutions enabling customers to maximize the value and quality of enterprise content, today introduced Rhythmyx 5 for Linux - a new version of the company's Rhythmyx 5 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system that runs on the open source Linux server platform.

"Linux is an ideal and timely addition to the server platforms that Rhythmyx 5 supports," said Barry Reynolds, president and CEO of Percussion Software. "Rhythmyx 5 offers the industry's most comprehensive solution for the content management challenge of combining cost-effective, multi-channel delivery with efficient content reuse. For that reason, our customers have shown a growing
interest in the cost-effectiveness that Linux servers can offer. Plus, support for open source Linux is consistent with our policy of adhering to the open industry standards."

Available immediately, Rhythmyx 5 for Linux has been certified against Red Hat Linux version 7.3. Other currently supported Rhythmyx platforms include Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Sun Solaris. Rhythmyx 5 is a 100 percent
standards-based Content Management System (CMS), relying on industry standards such as Java, XML, XSL, SOAP, HTML, and JavaScript to provide
system extensibility.

Lower total cost of ownership is one of the key reasons that Linux has been gaining server market share rapidly. Recently published reports have cited reputable technical studies showing the total cost of ownership for
implementation, operation and support of Linux servers to be significantly less expensive over the long run vs. Windows or Solaris. Industry market research firm IDC has reported that Linux now holds more than 23
percent of the worldwide server market. Other market researchers reported last month that Linux server market share in the U.S. - previously in the mid-teens of percentage points - is fast approaching 20 percent.

"We have watched Novell, Inc.'s announced acquisition of German Linux distributor SuSE with great interest," added Susan Challenger, vice president of marketing at Percussion. "Our policy is to support the most popular platforms used by our customers. Therefore we will be monitoring demand for Rhythmyx 5 support on Novell/SuSE Linux, and if it reaches
critical mass, we will respond swiftly."

About Percussion Software

Percussion Software's family of practical software solutions enables customers to maximize both the value and quality of their enterprise content through cost-effective content management, ease of content reuse, optimized
delivery to multiple channels and increased efficiency. The company's flagship product, Rhythmyx 5, based on open standards, is the
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution to provide cost-effective, multi-channel delivery of easily reusable content. Percussion's Lyrix
product, the first comprehensive Lotus Domino Content Integration solution, unlocks proprietary Domino content for reuse in other enterprise applications. Lyrix builds on Percussion's Domino expertise, gained over
the past 10 years from the company's line of award-winning and innovative Power Tools for Lotus Domino: Notrix, PowerFlow, and ServerAdmin Plus.

Percussion's portfolio of over 2,500 customers includes Fortune 1000 companies as well as other global, industry and public sector leaders,
including Armstrong World Industries, Bank One, Bayer, Colgate, the FAA, Hitachi, HUD, IBM, ICI Paints, Intel, Jefferson Health System, MasterCard International, McKesson, Merck, MetLife, Motorola, Northrop Grumman,Prudential Insurance, Shell Chemical, the Dept. of State, 3M, Thrifty Car Rental, and Toshiba. Founded in 1994, Percussion Software is
and profitable. More information can be found on the Web at

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Percussion and Rhythmyx are trademarks or registered trademarks of Percussion Software, Inc. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other registered trademarks and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


Caroline Michaud
Percussion Software

Pam Foote
Parker Communications


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