Acucorp Announces Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

May 13, 2004, 01:00 ET from Acucorp, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Acucorp, Inc., an international provider
 of legacy application extension solutions, today announces its support for Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux 3, the premier Linux operating system from Red Hat, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   RHAT).  This support will enable customers, which include
 Fortune-class corporations, independent software vendors (ISVs), and
 government agencies, to leverage their existing COBOL assets in a state-of-
 the-art enterprise Linux environment.  By doing so, these customers can
 enhance their application's scalability, stability and performance --
 significantly decreasing their total cost of ownership while increasing their
 return on investment by maintaining and modernizing their legacy applications
 on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.
     Acucorp's announcement of support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 coincides
 with its official designation as a Red Hat Ready Partner.  This designation
 requires companies to meet certain certification guidelines, confirm that
 their software runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and agree to support
 customers who deploy their applications on the Red Hat platform.
     "Acucorp is committed to the Linux platform and, more specifically, Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux," explains Joe Seiley, Acucorp's Director, Strategic
 Partnerships.  "The fact that we offered the world's first COBOL compiler on
 Linux and now support the latest enterprise-ready distribution from Red Hat
 only reinforces this industry-leading commitment.  Using our extend(R)
 solutions, customers can deploy robust, cost-effective legacy systems that
 combine the benefits of the Linux operating environment with the strength of
 proven business applications and data, without undertaking the cost and risk
 of application replacement strategies."
     Featuring unparalleled portability to more than 600 different platforms
 including virtually all distributions of Linux, Acucorp's extend(R) provides
 innovative technologies to support COBOL interoperability with .NET, J2EE and
 XML as well as many other computing languages and application servers via
 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services.  In addition, extend
 offers COBOL-based:  Web or mobile deployment, graphical user interface (GUI)
 development, thin client architecture design, and relational database
 management system (RDBMS) access.
     About Acucorp
     Founded in 1988, and celebrating its 15th anniversary, Acucorp is a
 privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California, USA with
 additional offices in Great Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
 Acucorp's products are distributed in more than 75 countries throughout the
 world.  Its over 4,000 customers and one million end users include Diageo
 (formerly Seagram Americas), Ford Argentina, L'Oreal Mexico, Red Cross
 Belgium, Sanyo Extended Data Systems, Siemens, The Gap, The Travelex Group
 (formerly Thomas Cook), Tower Records and Warner Music Group.  The company
 continues to design, develop, and market innovative solutions for extending
 the life of vital COBOL business systems.  Additional information about
 Acucorp is available at
     Acucorp and extend are registered trademarks of Acucorp, Inc.  All other
 trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

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