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 agents." 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 growth. 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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