IDC Unveils White Paper Featuring NQL ContentAnywhere Platform

Paper Assesses Market Potential and Need for Effective Content Management In

The Enterprise



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from NQL Inc.

    SANTA ANA, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- NQL Inc. (Nasdaq: NQLI) today
 announced the release of a white paper from respected industry analyst firm
 IDC that evaluates the NQL ContentAnywhere(TM) system and enterprises' need
 for rational, scalable content network architecture products like it.  The IDC
 white paper is now available on the company's web site at
 www.nqli.com/technology/.
     According to IDC, NQL fits into what it calls the Virtual Content Network
 category, which should account for a "healthy vertical slice" of information
 systems activity that in 1999 supported worldwide software revenues of
 $10.6 billion for all vendors, with projected growth to $15.8 billion in 2001.
     IDC analysts Dirk Coburn and Susan Feldman write, "With the advent of the
 Web, ad hoc information access is no longer viable for an enterprise that
 values productivity and agility.  The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers
 significantly increased productivity from some of the most highly compensated
 human resources in the enterprise -- the knowledge workers."
     IDC continues, "The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers enterprises an
 important advantage -- facilitating reliable, cost-effective application
 extension and customization."  The IDC paper concludes by saying that products
 such as the NQL ContentAnywhere system provide the necessary infrastructure to
 make the dream of integrated content a reality.
     "The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers value to the enterprise, and that's
 the message of this white paper," says Denny Michael, NQL vice president of
 marketing.  "We plan to bring NQL technologies to the market IDC outlines by
 offering it to companies to build into their own products, and by implementing
 it through authorized NQL Solution Providers.  In doing so, we plan to create
 a recurring revenue stream generated through royalties, licensing, usage and
 other fees."
     NQL conducted a beta-testing program of the NQL ContentAnywhere platform
 at more than 20 corporate IT departments starting in Nov. 2000 and announced
 the full release of the platform in February this year.
     For more information about IDC, please go to www.idc.com.
 
     About NQL Inc.
     NQL Inc. is a global business-to-business infrastructure company that
 through its patent-pending Network Query Language(TM) technology develops and
 deploys the next generation of enabling software solutions.  NQL enables
 organizations of all sizes to locate, capture and deploy information from any
 source into intelligent solutions.  The company's clients consist of Fortune
 1000 companies, solution providers and web portals including companies such as
 Jubii of Denmark, London-based Sitelynx, Microsoft, and the World Bank Group,
 among others.  The company's wholly owned subsidiary, DCi, provides
 professional services including Internet and intranet consulting, network
 design, and onsite support for customers located primarily in the northeastern
 U.S.  DCi provides information technology services and products to vertical
 markets such as financial institutions, "Big 5" accounting firms, major
 healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and educational institutions.
 For more information, please see the company's prospectus on file with the
 SEC, visit the company's web site at www.nqli.com or call 888.785.3370.
 
     NQL is a registered trademark of NQL Inc. Network Query Language, NQL
 ContentAnywhere and all names of NQL Inc.'s other services or products are
 trademarks of NQL Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
 uncertainties, including (i) the ability of the IDC paper to accurately
 predict the success of NQL products, (ii) the occurrence of several trends
 driving growth and convergence for technologies like the NQL ContentAnywhere
 platform, (iii) the company's ability to successfully bring the NQL
 ContentAnywhere platform to market through OEMs and solution providers, (iv)
 the company's ability to create a recurring revenue stream generated through
 royalties, licensing fees, usage and other recurring charges associated with
 NQL-enhanced versions of products which already enjoy a dedicated customer
 base, (v) the company's ability to manage personnel and external resources,
 and (vi) the state of the market and the company's ability to continue
 developing technology that is competitive according to industry standards, as
 well as other risk factors set forth from time to time in the company's SEC
 reports.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the
 company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
 
     For further information, please contact media, Kerry Schneider of Lages &
 Associates, 949-453-8080, kerry@lages.com, for NQL Inc.; or investors, Tamara
 Yanito, Director, Investor Relations of NQL Inc., 714-338-1606,
 tyanito@nqli.com.
 
 

SOURCE NQL Inc.
    SANTA ANA, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- NQL Inc. (Nasdaq: NQLI) today
 announced the release of a white paper from respected industry analyst firm
 IDC that evaluates the NQL ContentAnywhere(TM) system and enterprises' need
 for rational, scalable content network architecture products like it.  The IDC
 white paper is now available on the company's web site at
 www.nqli.com/technology/.
     According to IDC, NQL fits into what it calls the Virtual Content Network
 category, which should account for a "healthy vertical slice" of information
 systems activity that in 1999 supported worldwide software revenues of
 $10.6 billion for all vendors, with projected growth to $15.8 billion in 2001.
     IDC analysts Dirk Coburn and Susan Feldman write, "With the advent of the
 Web, ad hoc information access is no longer viable for an enterprise that
 values productivity and agility.  The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers
 significantly increased productivity from some of the most highly compensated
 human resources in the enterprise -- the knowledge workers."
     IDC continues, "The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers enterprises an
 important advantage -- facilitating reliable, cost-effective application
 extension and customization."  The IDC paper concludes by saying that products
 such as the NQL ContentAnywhere system provide the necessary infrastructure to
 make the dream of integrated content a reality.
     "The NQL ContentAnywhere system offers value to the enterprise, and that's
 the message of this white paper," says Denny Michael, NQL vice president of
 marketing.  "We plan to bring NQL technologies to the market IDC outlines by
 offering it to companies to build into their own products, and by implementing
 it through authorized NQL Solution Providers.  In doing so, we plan to create
 a recurring revenue stream generated through royalties, licensing, usage and
 other fees."
     NQL conducted a beta-testing program of the NQL ContentAnywhere platform
 at more than 20 corporate IT departments starting in Nov. 2000 and announced
 the full release of the platform in February this year.
     For more information about IDC, please go to www.idc.com.
 
     About NQL Inc.
     NQL Inc. is a global business-to-business infrastructure company that
 through its patent-pending Network Query Language(TM) technology develops and
 deploys the next generation of enabling software solutions.  NQL enables
 organizations of all sizes to locate, capture and deploy information from any
 source into intelligent solutions.  The company's clients consist of Fortune
 1000 companies, solution providers and web portals including companies such as
 Jubii of Denmark, London-based Sitelynx, Microsoft, and the World Bank Group,
 among others.  The company's wholly owned subsidiary, DCi, provides
 professional services including Internet and intranet consulting, network
 design, and onsite support for customers located primarily in the northeastern
 U.S.  DCi provides information technology services and products to vertical
 markets such as financial institutions, "Big 5" accounting firms, major
 healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and educational institutions.
 For more information, please see the company's prospectus on file with the
 SEC, visit the company's web site at www.nqli.com or call 888.785.3370.
 
     NQL is a registered trademark of NQL Inc. Network Query Language, NQL
 ContentAnywhere and all names of NQL Inc.'s other services or products are
 trademarks of NQL Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
 uncertainties, including (i) the ability of the IDC paper to accurately
 predict the success of NQL products, (ii) the occurrence of several trends
 driving growth and convergence for technologies like the NQL ContentAnywhere
 platform, (iii) the company's ability to successfully bring the NQL
 ContentAnywhere platform to market through OEMs and solution providers, (iv)
 the company's ability to create a recurring revenue stream generated through
 royalties, licensing fees, usage and other recurring charges associated with
 NQL-enhanced versions of products which already enjoy a dedicated customer
 base, (v) the company's ability to manage personnel and external resources,
 and (vi) the state of the market and the company's ability to continue
 developing technology that is competitive according to industry standards, as
 well as other risk factors set forth from time to time in the company's SEC
 reports.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the
 company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
 
     For further information, please contact media, Kerry Schneider of Lages &
 Associates, 949-453-8080, kerry@lages.com, for NQL Inc.; or investors, Tamara
 Yanito, Director, Investor Relations of NQL Inc., 714-338-1606,
 tyanito@nqli.com.
 
 SOURCE  NQL Inc.