divine/Whittman-Hart to Manage IT for City Colleges of Chicago

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from divine, inc.

    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN), announced
 today that divine/Whittman-Hart has been selected by City Colleges of Chicago
 to manage information technology supporting its network of affiliated
 community colleges.  City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees today approved
 the public/private partnership with divine/Whittman-Hart and minority partner
 Synch Solutions.
     As part of the five-year, $32.5 million agreement with City Colleges of
 Chicago, divine/Whittman-Hart and Synch Solutions will provide essential IT
 support services, complete ongoing technology projects and expand the level of
 core technology services.
     "We're thrilled to be named the outsourcing technology partner for City
 Colleges of Chicago, which is delivering high-quality, affordable higher
 education to thousands of Chicago residents," said Edziu Szofer, president of
 divine/Whittman-Hart.  "We will not only provide technology outsourcing
 services, but we will also help City Colleges of Chicago save millions of
 dollars over the life of the agreement."
     Based in Chicago, divine/Whittman-Hart has more than 17 years of
 technology experience and a current client base of more than 350 predominantly
 Fortune 1000 clients.  divine/Whittman-Hart, which was recently acquired by
 divine, offers enterprise consulting solutions, including customer
 relationship management, e-commerce strategy and development, knowledge
 management and business intelligence, supply chain and business systems and
 infrastructure planning.
 
     About divine, inc.
     divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) develops and markets leading enterprise
 interaction management solutions for the global enterprise.  divine's
 enterprise-scale Web-based software solutions, leading-edge services, and
 managed applications businesses are the principal components of its integrated
 vertical business solutions.  Together these solutions greatly expand access
 to a company's core business processes and harness the power of the internal
 and external information sources that drive their business.  The divine
 best-of-breed software platform and targeted business solutions empower
 company stakeholders with the ability to collaborate and to efficiently gather
 and focus critical real-time information in order to increase productivity,
 make more informed decisions, and increase loyalty in their business
 community.  divine's services capabilities combine world-class strategy,
 technical implementation, branding, and integrated marketing capabilities to
 assure successful outcomes of leading-edge e-business solutions. Founded in
 1999, Chicago-based divine is a leader in promoting the development and growth
 of new technologies, products, and services that dramatically change how
 businesses manage information, engage their constituents, and develop new
 market opportunities, positioning them for success through future advances in
 the business Internet.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 www.divine.com .
 
     divine, divine interVentures, divine/Whittman-Hart and HostOne are
 trademarks of divine, inc.  All trademarks, trade names, service marks and
 logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE divine, inc.
    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN), announced
 today that divine/Whittman-Hart has been selected by City Colleges of Chicago
 to manage information technology supporting its network of affiliated
 community colleges.  City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees today approved
 the public/private partnership with divine/Whittman-Hart and minority partner
 Synch Solutions.
     As part of the five-year, $32.5 million agreement with City Colleges of
 Chicago, divine/Whittman-Hart and Synch Solutions will provide essential IT
 support services, complete ongoing technology projects and expand the level of
 core technology services.
     "We're thrilled to be named the outsourcing technology partner for City
 Colleges of Chicago, which is delivering high-quality, affordable higher
 education to thousands of Chicago residents," said Edziu Szofer, president of
 divine/Whittman-Hart.  "We will not only provide technology outsourcing
 services, but we will also help City Colleges of Chicago save millions of
 dollars over the life of the agreement."
     Based in Chicago, divine/Whittman-Hart has more than 17 years of
 technology experience and a current client base of more than 350 predominantly
 Fortune 1000 clients.  divine/Whittman-Hart, which was recently acquired by
 divine, offers enterprise consulting solutions, including customer
 relationship management, e-commerce strategy and development, knowledge
 management and business intelligence, supply chain and business systems and
 infrastructure planning.
 
     About divine, inc.
     divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) develops and markets leading enterprise
 interaction management solutions for the global enterprise.  divine's
 enterprise-scale Web-based software solutions, leading-edge services, and
 managed applications businesses are the principal components of its integrated
 vertical business solutions.  Together these solutions greatly expand access
 to a company's core business processes and harness the power of the internal
 and external information sources that drive their business.  The divine
 best-of-breed software platform and targeted business solutions empower
 company stakeholders with the ability to collaborate and to efficiently gather
 and focus critical real-time information in order to increase productivity,
 make more informed decisions, and increase loyalty in their business
 community.  divine's services capabilities combine world-class strategy,
 technical implementation, branding, and integrated marketing capabilities to
 assure successful outcomes of leading-edge e-business solutions. Founded in
 1999, Chicago-based divine is a leader in promoting the development and growth
 of new technologies, products, and services that dramatically change how
 businesses manage information, engage their constituents, and develop new
 market opportunities, positioning them for success through future advances in
 the business Internet.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 www.divine.com .
 
     divine, divine interVentures, divine/Whittman-Hart and HostOne are
 trademarks of divine, inc.  All trademarks, trade names, service marks and
 logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
 
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