LOS ANGELES, CA, February 14, 2001 – Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:VCSY) today announced that it has been selected by IBM to be one of 40 companies now featured as innovation leaders on IBM’s new showcase Web site at: www.IBM.com/framework/innovations.
IBM’s Web site provides background information and streaming video describing VCSY’s Home Country Gateways (HCGs), particularly focusing on www.theIndiaBridge.com, which is powered by Emily™, VCSY’s powerful new proprietary XML-based technology.
“IBM has clearly been the leader in promoting XML as the new global open standard. We are particularly proud to be highlighted on this Web site alongside such companies as Ameritech, Primerica, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young,” stated Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
www.theIndiaBridge.com. is a joint venture between VCSY and Vijay Amritraj, President of First Serve Entertainment Inc. (FSE) and “India’s Ambassador of Sports.” At present, in addition to www.theIndiaBridge.com, VCSY has four additional HCGs in operation: www.theWorldBridge.com,www.theUSBridge.com, www.theBrazilBridge.com, www.theChinaBridge.com, and is working to establish other HCG partnerships.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of Web-based multilingual gateways, developer of proprietary software, and e-commerce solutions. The Company is based in the United States. VCSY's products and services, technology and distribution channels complement each other and are supported by its e-commerce business model, the Home Country Gateway (HCG). Utilizing its growing global network of online HCGs, the Company offers B2B, B2G and B2C solutions through its wide range of accessible resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world. VCSY has also acquired Globalfare.com – a complete online travel information center at www.globalfare.com.
The Company is continuously developing EmilyTM solutions, (www.emilysolutions.com), a proprietary XML-based technology that provides unique software for e-commerce, information technologies, Web-based data management and process control. VCSY also offers a free, easy and personalized email service for all Web users (www.thepostmaster.net). For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.vcsy.com.
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the company's ability to integrate and market the EmilyTM software, the market reception to VCSY’S new products, the potential benefits to customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP users and other factors over which VCSY may have little or no control such as those described in the Company's filings with the SEC.