SAND Technology Announces Extension of Contract with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

SAND Analytic Server Provides High Performance Data Integration

and Analysis Platform

Mar 13, 2003, 00:00 ET from SAND Technology

    WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 SAND Technology(TM) (Nasdaq:   SNDT) today announced that its analytic services
 contract with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had been extended
 for an additional period in order for the DEA to gain further insight into how
 its data can be effectively deployed for enforcement and judicial purposes.
 The program is managed through SAND partner Perot Systems Government Services,
 a subsidiary of Perot Systems.
     "As part of the contract extension, drug purchase related data will be
 deployed for web-based analysis by field agents," says Frank Guglielmo, Vice
 President of Enterprise Engineering, Perot Systems Government Services.
 "Currently gaining access to data on orders for controlled substances is so
 time-consuming that the information is usually only used as part of an
 evidence package during prosecutions.  By deploying the SAND Analytic Server,
 data access becomes so easy and fast that it can now be used as an
 investigation tool in support of the agency's primary mission."
     "This is just one example of how the speed and simplicity of data access
 using the SAND Analytic Server is an important tool solution for many law
 enforcement and Homeland Security applications," adds George Wicker, President
 of Sand Technology Corporation. "The SAND Analytic Server can extract data
 from existing systems, integrate data across disparate applications and
 provide flexible, responsive access to that data by headquarters or field
     About the SAND(TM) Analytic Server
     An optimized platform for high-performance analytic applications, the
 SAND(TM) Analytic Server integrates virtually unlimited volumes of data from a
 variety of sources -- data warehouses, operational systems, and legacy or
 third-party databases -- in a fully-indexed analytical repository that can be
 rapidly deployed and quickly and easily accessed by business users. It boosts
 the performance of existing Business Intelligence architectures while reducing
 the need for involvement of specialist data management staff.
     The SAND Analytic Server is highly scalable to accommodate growth, fast
 and simple to update to accommodate business change, and fully supports 24x365
 operations - delivering on the promise of analytics @ the speed of
 business(TM) by immediately showing tangible business benefits and high
 overall return on investment.
     About Perot Systems
     Perot Systems Corporation is a global provider of technology-based
 business solutions in selected industry sectors. Drawing upon extensive
 capabilities in consulting, IT and business process outsourcing,
 infrastructure and application services, and business and systems integration,
 Perot Systems uses deep domain expertise to craft integrated solutions that
 meet each customer's current and long-term needs. Utilizing a collaborative
 approach, Perot Systems provides industry-specific guidance in business
 analysis, software selection and systems integration to help our customers
 envision, design and align their corporate and IT strategies -- creating an
 adaptive technology infrastructure that can streamline operations, increase
 market value, and support new and cost-effective sources of productivity and
     Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported revenue of more than
 $1.3 billion in 2002. The company has approximately 10,000 associates
 throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Perot Systems Government Services
 employs 1500 associates, and is just over $200M in revenue from its U.S.
 government contracts.
     About SAND Technology(TM)
     SAND Technology empowers organizations worldwide with a better
 understanding of their business through a better understanding of their
 business data.  SAND Analytic Server-based solutions include CRM analytics,
 web analytics, and other specialized "Business Intelligence" applications for
 government and security, healthcare, supply chain management, inventory and
 production optimization, financial analysis, and strategic planning. SAND's
 customer intelligence division, ClarityBlue(TM), is a world leader in
 providing large-scale CRM analytics systems integration solutions.
     SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United
 Kingdom and Central Europe, and is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol SNDT.
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