IARC News: Information Architects Join Forces with Red Hat to

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From: Sally Khudairi (sk@zotgroup.com)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 04:56:06 PST

Deliver XML-Based Dynamic Syndication and Aggregation Solutions for Linux
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For Immediate Release --


     Sally Khudairi
     ZOT Group

     Tom Dudchik
     Information Architects


iA's Metaphoria Framework Offers Industry's Only Enterprise Level
Linux-Compatible Applications

http://www.ia.com/ -- 15 February 2000 -- Information Architects
(iA;NASDAQ:IARC), providers of XML-based dynamic content aggregation and
syndication solutions, today announced that it has joined the Red Hat
(NASDAQ: RHAT) Independent Software Vendor Partner Program, to deliver
solutions for driving eBusiness across the Net. Red Hat's ISV Partners
Program offers a standard program for independent software vendors, as well
as provides support and access to the Red Hat Linux community.

"We are proud to offer the only dynamic syndication and aggregation
solutions to open source implementors, including those using the Linux
operating system," said Robert Gruder, CEO of iA. "A significant part of our
vision includes support for the open source community, and partnering
alongside Red Hat -- the most recognized Linux vendor worldwide -- is a
natural step towards achieving that goal."

Through the ISV Partners Program, the Red Hat user community will receive
product updates and advanced support of the Metaphoria Framework. Metaphoria
leverages the power of XML and JAVA, enabling companies to cost-effectively
create or participate in emerging B-to-B environments by automating the
process of formatting and syndicating content along with complete commerce
functionality, to any Website or device connected to the Net.

"Participating in the ISV Program offers us additional exposure to the
exponentially growing Linux user base," added Gruder. "We look forward to
leveraging Red Hat's guidance to insure the continued successful migration
of our Metaphoria Framework to the Red Hat Linux platform."

Information Architects (NASDAQ: IARC) delivers information management
solutions that empower eBusinesses to securely distribute content and
functionality across the Web. iA's dynamic syndication solutions enable the
seamless development and management of global content and functionality
syndication from one source to any Web site or device connected to the Net.
This dynamic syndication can help companies improve data exchange and
collaboration among co-workers, customers, suppliers and
partners. iA's core offering, the Metaphoria Framework, is an open,
patented, XML-based product suite that offers customized delivery of any
digital information on the Web. Its dynamic aggregation and syndication
technology enable users to access content and commerce application from any
source -- even multiple sources --enhancing the overall user experience,
promoting site stickiness and loyalty, and increasing eCommerce-generated
revenues. Further information about iA is available at http://www.ia.com

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