Dialog Announces Strategies for 2001

- Introduces New Products, Enhances Current Offerings -



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Dialog Corporation

    CARY, N.C., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialog, a leading provider of
 online-based information services and a subsidiary of The Thomson Corporation
 (TSE: TOC), today announced its strategies for 2001 and beyond. This coincided
 with the release of a number of new products and databases, including the
 award-winning Dialog1.  This Web-based product combines Dialog's traditional
 precision search tools and breadth of content with new technology to make
 Dialog1 among the easiest to use products of its kind.
     "Dialog's strategy is to develop products and services for our core
 customers -- information professionals -- that build on our traditional
 strengths while leveraging the power of our brands, content, global sales and
 service organization, and leading-edge customization tools for the Internet,"
 said Roy M. Martin, Jr., president and CEO of Dialog.
     "For almost three decades, Dialog's brands have been known among
 librarians and information professionals for their breadth and depth of
 content, precision search tools, and speed. In addition, our worldwide sales
 and service networks have helped to make us the clear choice for both small
 and large businesses that desire extensive access to detailed information,
 allowing them to better develop their own products and services."
     Building on these strengths, Dialog is also launching its new
 theme -- "Information to Change the World" -- and a set of new graphical marks
 for its products.
     "Because our information is so deep and our search tools so precise,
 Dialog stands alone as the information service of choice within corporations,
 government agencies, and private organizations worldwide," remarked Libby
 Trudell, senior vice president of Information Professional Market Development
 for Dialog. "Our products deliver the information that helps customers to
 develop world-changing products and support major industry-altering
 transactions in more than 100 countries. 'Information to Change the World'
 could not be more appropriate in emphasizing Dialog's position as a pivotal
 supplier in the information society."
     The new graphical marks for the Dialog(R), Profound(R), and DataStar(TM)
 brands further symbolize Dialog's pre-eminence as a global supplier of
 electronic data. The use of a red sphere highlights Dialog's unique ability to
 provide a 'world of information' and a continual flow of accurate, fresh, and
 exhaustive content. "Dialog is focused on the future, and our new brand
 signatures better reflect that commitment," noted Martin.
     Dialog's strategies will lay the groundwork for meeting the evolving
 requirements of information professionals who need to organize and categorize
 ever-increasing amounts of data from multiple sources, while better leveraging
 the Web and their own intranets to efficiently and effectively manage
 knowledge and deliver internal services. New intranet services from Dialog
 allow customers to enhance their information by providing active links from
 local content to Dialog content, all accessible with the same search tools.
 Aggressive programs to build new products and add content will support
 information professionals' exacting needs, and an enhanced focus on customer
 support and service will be implemented this year.
     "Dialog's acquisition by The Thomson Corporation last year has energized
 our business and our customers," noted Martin. "2001 will mark the first solid
 progress by Dialog as a result of this relationship. Customers are going to
 observe increasing evidence of Dialog's and Thomson's commitment to our
 markets and information professionals around the world."
 
     About Dialog
     Dialog is the worldwide leader in providing online information services to
 organizations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as business,
 science, engineering, finance, and law. Its Internet and intranet-based
 products and services such as Dialog(R), Dialog1, Profound(R), and
 DataStar(TM) offer immediate access to over 12 terabytes, or more than six
 billion pages, of key information. The company has recently been named Grand
 Prize winner in the Database Scalability Program 2000 by the Winter
 Corporation for the size and breadth of its content. Headquartered in Cary,
 N.C., with offices around the world, Dialog has over 20,000 customers in more
 than 100 countries and is a subsidiary of The Thomson Corporation. For more
 information, contact Dialog at 1-800-3DIALOG, or on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.dialog.com.
 
     The Thomson Corporation
     The Thomson Corporation, with 2000 revenues of approximately $6.0 billion,
 is a leading global e-information and solutions company in the business and
 professional marketplace.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the
 Toronto and London Stock Exchanges.  For more information, visit
 http://www.thomson.com.
 
     All designated trademarks used herein are the property of The Dialog
 Corporation or its subsidiaries.  Registered marks are registered by The
 Dialog Corporation or its subsidiaries, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  All
 other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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SOURCE The Dialog Corporation
    CARY, N.C., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialog, a leading provider of
 online-based information services and a subsidiary of The Thomson Corporation
 (TSE: TOC), today announced its strategies for 2001 and beyond. This coincided
 with the release of a number of new products and databases, including the
 award-winning Dialog1.  This Web-based product combines Dialog's traditional
 precision search tools and breadth of content with new technology to make
 Dialog1 among the easiest to use products of its kind.
     "Dialog's strategy is to develop products and services for our core
 customers -- information professionals -- that build on our traditional
 strengths while leveraging the power of our brands, content, global sales and
 service organization, and leading-edge customization tools for the Internet,"
 said Roy M. Martin, Jr., president and CEO of Dialog.
     "For almost three decades, Dialog's brands have been known among
 librarians and information professionals for their breadth and depth of
 content, precision search tools, and speed. In addition, our worldwide sales
 and service networks have helped to make us the clear choice for both small
 and large businesses that desire extensive access to detailed information,
 allowing them to better develop their own products and services."
     Building on these strengths, Dialog is also launching its new
 theme -- "Information to Change the World" -- and a set of new graphical marks
 for its products.
     "Because our information is so deep and our search tools so precise,
 Dialog stands alone as the information service of choice within corporations,
 government agencies, and private organizations worldwide," remarked Libby
 Trudell, senior vice president of Information Professional Market Development
 for Dialog. "Our products deliver the information that helps customers to
 develop world-changing products and support major industry-altering
 transactions in more than 100 countries. 'Information to Change the World'
 could not be more appropriate in emphasizing Dialog's position as a pivotal
 supplier in the information society."
     The new graphical marks for the Dialog(R), Profound(R), and DataStar(TM)
 brands further symbolize Dialog's pre-eminence as a global supplier of
 electronic data. The use of a red sphere highlights Dialog's unique ability to
 provide a 'world of information' and a continual flow of accurate, fresh, and
 exhaustive content. "Dialog is focused on the future, and our new brand
 signatures better reflect that commitment," noted Martin.
     Dialog's strategies will lay the groundwork for meeting the evolving
 requirements of information professionals who need to organize and categorize
 ever-increasing amounts of data from multiple sources, while better leveraging
 the Web and their own intranets to efficiently and effectively manage
 knowledge and deliver internal services. New intranet services from Dialog
 allow customers to enhance their information by providing active links from
 local content to Dialog content, all accessible with the same search tools.
 Aggressive programs to build new products and add content will support
 information professionals' exacting needs, and an enhanced focus on customer
 support and service will be implemented this year.
     "Dialog's acquisition by The Thomson Corporation last year has energized
 our business and our customers," noted Martin. "2001 will mark the first solid
 progress by Dialog as a result of this relationship. Customers are going to
 observe increasing evidence of Dialog's and Thomson's commitment to our
 markets and information professionals around the world."
 
     About Dialog
     Dialog is the worldwide leader in providing online information services to
 organizations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as business,
 science, engineering, finance, and law. Its Internet and intranet-based
 products and services such as Dialog(R), Dialog1, Profound(R), and
 DataStar(TM) offer immediate access to over 12 terabytes, or more than six
 billion pages, of key information. The company has recently been named Grand
 Prize winner in the Database Scalability Program 2000 by the Winter
 Corporation for the size and breadth of its content. Headquartered in Cary,
 N.C., with offices around the world, Dialog has over 20,000 customers in more
 than 100 countries and is a subsidiary of The Thomson Corporation. For more
 information, contact Dialog at 1-800-3DIALOG, or on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.dialog.com.
 
     The Thomson Corporation
     The Thomson Corporation, with 2000 revenues of approximately $6.0 billion,
 is a leading global e-information and solutions company in the business and
 professional marketplace.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the
 Toronto and London Stock Exchanges.  For more information, visit
 http://www.thomson.com.
 
     All designated trademarks used herein are the property of The Dialog
 Corporation or its subsidiaries.  Registered marks are registered by The
 Dialog Corporation or its subsidiaries, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  All
 other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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