NEWS UPDATE for Vertical Computer Systems

-- Vertical Computer Systems (OTC BB: VCSY)

-- International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM)

-- Ross Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROSS)



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Global News Network

    LONDON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a Global News Network Update in
 response to Vertical Computer Systems request that a statement be made
 regarding inaccuracies in the two Global News Network Reports regarding
 Vertical Computer Systems.  We know of no inaccuracies and assure our readers
 that all information was independently verified by Global News Network and
 that Global News Network is not in any way associated with Vertical Computer
 Systems.  The following are verifying links to all the most salient issues
 mentioned in the above-mentioned articles.
 
     1. VCSY's Business Partnership with IBM:
 http://www-4.IBM.com/software/ebusiness/innovations/
 http://www-4.ibm.com/software/ebusiness/innovations/Vertical_middle_no.html
 
 http://www.IBM.com/search?v=10&lang=en&cc=us&q=Vertical+computer+systems&searc
 hx=32&search.y=8
 
     2. Emily Solutions(TM) technologies:  http://www.emilysolutions.com/
 
     3. Purchase of HRIS/PAYROLL from Ross Systems:
 http://bigcharts.com/news/articles.asp?newsid=776275130&symbol=ROSS&sid=7613
 
     4. VCSY Bridge websites -  http://theWorldBridge.com
                                http://theUSBridge.com
                                http://theChinaBridge.com
                                http://theIndiaBridge.com
                                http://theBrazilBridge.com
 
     5. Forbes.com link regarding VCSY as Forbe's webcast partner from the
 United Nations broadcast:  http://www.forbes.com/conf/index.shtml  (click on
 partner webcasts -- "India Today and Tomorrow"
 
     6. VCSY's travel service, Globalfare.com:  http://www.globalfare.com/
 
     7. VCSY's email service:  http://www.thepostmaster.net/
 
     8. VCSY's association with iNetPurchasing.com (May 12, 2000 and
 November 20, 2000, press releases)  http://www.vcsy.com/press/05120119.htm
 and http://www.vcsy.com/press/11200836.htm
 
     9. VCSY's agreement with Webbe Inc. regarding real-time translations and
 email (September 21, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/09210802.htm
 
     10. United Nations appointment of Vijay Amritraj as United Nations
 Messenger of Peace (February 14, 2001, press release):
     http://www.vcsy.com/press/021408322001.htm
 
     11. Apollo Smart Card (November 1, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/11010805.htm
 
     12. VCSY's agreement with Net2Phone (June 30, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/06300845.htm
 
     13. Quote from Wall Street West (January 26, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/01260201.htm
 
     14. Avenel Financial Group ( March 1, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/03010236.htm
 
     We feel that VCSY has enormous potential and possesses technology, which
 could easily affect the future of the Internet and communications.  Just last
 Friday, April 20th, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told hundreds of people at the
 Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association tradeshow that XML will
 soon become the dominant standard protocol for the future Internet along with
 all forms of portable communication devices.  Others present were concerned
 about the problems in communication between the three major protocols:  XML,
 HTTP and HTML. ( http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,42496,00.html )
     This is especially good news for VCSY as its XML Emily Solutions(TM)
 technology allows for intercommunication between XML, HTTP and HTML.  We see a
 very bright future for VCSY and all its associates.
 
     Safe Harbor:  Certain statements in this release contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933
 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and as
 contemplated under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and
 are subject to the safe harbor created by those sections.  These statements,
 other than statements of fact, are subject to a number of uncertainties and
 risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 described in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause such a
 difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other companies,
 the company's ability to integrate and market its software, the market
 reception to the company's new products, the potential benefits to the
 customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP
 users and other factors over which the company may have little or no control
 such as those described in the company's filings with the SEC.  This report is
 not a solicitation to buy or sell stocks.  This report is an editorial
 statement of publicly available information available on the Internet and the
 featured companies' websites.  Global News Network is a news dissemination
 service and does not purchase or sell or own any stocks in any publicly traded
 companies as a matter of company policy.  Global News does not accept
 compensation from any of the companies that are featured in Global News
 Network Reports.  Anyone or any company doing work for or associated with
 Global News Network in any way may or may not own stocks in any publicly
 traded companies including the company or companies featured in this article.
 Global News Network is currently preparing a website which will be dedicated
 to new and developing technologies and the companies who develop and create
 these technologies.  Revenues will be generated by traditional advertisement,
 affiliate and membership fees.  A prototype of the Global News website will be
 broadcast on the Internet at www.GNNglobalnews.com and
 www.GlobalNewsNetwork.co.uk by May 21, 2001.   A fully functioning display of
 the website is scheduled for a January 1, 2002, premiere.
 
     This report is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese,
 Portuguese, Japanese, Hindi and Italian, for international distribution.
 
 

SOURCE Global News Network
    LONDON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a Global News Network Update in
 response to Vertical Computer Systems request that a statement be made
 regarding inaccuracies in the two Global News Network Reports regarding
 Vertical Computer Systems.  We know of no inaccuracies and assure our readers
 that all information was independently verified by Global News Network and
 that Global News Network is not in any way associated with Vertical Computer
 Systems.  The following are verifying links to all the most salient issues
 mentioned in the above-mentioned articles.
 
     1. VCSY's Business Partnership with IBM:
 http://www-4.IBM.com/software/ebusiness/innovations/
 http://www-4.ibm.com/software/ebusiness/innovations/Vertical_middle_no.html
 
 http://www.IBM.com/search?v=10&lang=en&cc=us&q=Vertical+computer+systems&searc
 hx=32&search.y=8
 
     2. Emily Solutions(TM) technologies:  http://www.emilysolutions.com/
 
     3. Purchase of HRIS/PAYROLL from Ross Systems:
 http://bigcharts.com/news/articles.asp?newsid=776275130&symbol=ROSS&sid=7613
 
     4. VCSY Bridge websites -  http://theWorldBridge.com
                                http://theUSBridge.com
                                http://theChinaBridge.com
                                http://theIndiaBridge.com
                                http://theBrazilBridge.com
 
     5. Forbes.com link regarding VCSY as Forbe's webcast partner from the
 United Nations broadcast:  http://www.forbes.com/conf/index.shtml  (click on
 partner webcasts -- "India Today and Tomorrow"
 
     6. VCSY's travel service, Globalfare.com:  http://www.globalfare.com/
 
     7. VCSY's email service:  http://www.thepostmaster.net/
 
     8. VCSY's association with iNetPurchasing.com (May 12, 2000 and
 November 20, 2000, press releases)  http://www.vcsy.com/press/05120119.htm
 and http://www.vcsy.com/press/11200836.htm
 
     9. VCSY's agreement with Webbe Inc. regarding real-time translations and
 email (September 21, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/09210802.htm
 
     10. United Nations appointment of Vijay Amritraj as United Nations
 Messenger of Peace (February 14, 2001, press release):
     http://www.vcsy.com/press/021408322001.htm
 
     11. Apollo Smart Card (November 1, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/11010805.htm
 
     12. VCSY's agreement with Net2Phone (June 30, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/06300845.htm
 
     13. Quote from Wall Street West (January 26, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/01260201.htm
 
     14. Avenel Financial Group ( March 1, 2000, press release):
 http://www.vcsy.com/press/03010236.htm
 
     We feel that VCSY has enormous potential and possesses technology, which
 could easily affect the future of the Internet and communications.  Just last
 Friday, April 20th, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told hundreds of people at the
 Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association tradeshow that XML will
 soon become the dominant standard protocol for the future Internet along with
 all forms of portable communication devices.  Others present were concerned
 about the problems in communication between the three major protocols:  XML,
 HTTP and HTML. ( http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,42496,00.html )
     This is especially good news for VCSY as its XML Emily Solutions(TM)
 technology allows for intercommunication between XML, HTTP and HTML.  We see a
 very bright future for VCSY and all its associates.
 
     Safe Harbor:  Certain statements in this release contain forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933
 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and as
 contemplated under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and
 are subject to the safe harbor created by those sections.  These statements,
 other than statements of fact, are subject to a number of uncertainties and
 risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 described in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause such a
 difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other companies,
 the company's ability to integrate and market its software, the market
 reception to the company's new products, the potential benefits to the
 customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP
 users and other factors over which the company may have little or no control
 such as those described in the company's filings with the SEC.  This report is
 not a solicitation to buy or sell stocks.  This report is an editorial
 statement of publicly available information available on the Internet and the
 featured companies' websites.  Global News Network is a news dissemination
 service and does not purchase or sell or own any stocks in any publicly traded
 companies as a matter of company policy.  Global News does not accept
 compensation from any of the companies that are featured in Global News
 Network Reports.  Anyone or any company doing work for or associated with
 Global News Network in any way may or may not own stocks in any publicly
 traded companies including the company or companies featured in this article.
 Global News Network is currently preparing a website which will be dedicated
 to new and developing technologies and the companies who develop and create
 these technologies.  Revenues will be generated by traditional advertisement,
 affiliate and membership fees.  A prototype of the Global News website will be
 broadcast on the Internet at www.GNNglobalnews.com and
 www.GlobalNewsNetwork.co.uk by May 21, 2001.   A fully functioning display of
 the website is scheduled for a January 1, 2002, premiere.
 
     This report is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese,
 Portuguese, Japanese, Hindi and Italian, for international distribution.
 
 SOURCE  Global News Network