Hong Kong, March 29, 2005 — CDC Software, a wholly-owned subsidiary and software unit of chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA; website: www.corp.china.com), a leading integrated enterprise software and mobile applications company in China and internationally, today announced that its Hong Kong subsidiary has attained Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.
The Microsoft Partner Program is a world-wide program that recognizes Microsoft's partners for their ability to drive business success for customers, by leveraging their technology skills in conjunction with Microsoft solutions. The Gold Certified Partner status is the highest level of accreditation granted in the Microsoft Partner Program.
Participation in the Microsoft Partnership Program allows access to resources to maintain technical expertise, market and sell solutions, and improve the ability to service customers. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners have access to a host of additional benefits including customer referrals through Microsoft's solutions directory, priority participation in sales and marketing seminars as well as direct technical support from Microsoft.
James LaLonde, CEO of CDC Software, Asia Pacific, said, "Becoming a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner provides CDC Software with more opportunities to market and sell our solutions to both businesses in Hong Kong and across the South China border. Our plan is to expand our relationship with Microsoft by achieving Gold Certified Partner accreditation for all of our subsidiaries throughout the Asia Pacific region."
CDC Software provides a range of business solutions built on top of Microsoft's technology platforms, including Executive Suite, a fully integrated business and financial performance management software application; PowerHRP a comprehensive Human Resources and Payroll management application tailored for the Hong Kong and China markets; the iRenaissance suite of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management solutions that streamline operations for the process manufacturing industry, as well as Pivotal CRM, a customer relationship management product targeting the requirements of mid-sized enterprises.
Herman Lam, Director for Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners at Microsoft (Hong Kong), said, "More than ever, small and medium businesses in Hong Kong are using technology to improve their efficiencies in order to compete at the global level. CDC Software's solutions in business performance management and manufacturing process automation are especially well suited to addressing the needs of customers in this region."
About CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is focused on enterprise software, mobile applications and online games. As part of its strategic review the company has reorganized into two primary operating business units, CDC Software and China.com Inc. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation, offers a broad range of software solutions for mid-sized enterprises. These products are utilized by approximately 3,500 customers worldwide. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdcsoftware.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the ability of Pivotal to address the needs of its legal customers specifically Field Fisher Waterhouse, and the ability of Field Fisher Waterhouse to automate key marketing processes, manage its client base, streamline operations and decision making, integrate existing systems, accelerate growth, generate business statistics and key financial information and improve client relationships with Pivotal CRM software. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements including, but not limited to, such factors as: the conditions of the legal industry; the continued ability of Pivotal solutions to address industry-specific requirements of legal business services; and demand for and market acceptance of new and existing enterprise software and services in the legal product business development of new functionalities which would allow legal companies to compete more effectively and changes in the type of information required to compete in the legal product business. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ are detailed in filings or submissions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission made by our parent, CDC Corporation, including its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2004 on Form 20-F filed on June 30, 2005 (and amended on October 11, 2005). All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to management as of the date of the press release, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company assumes no obligation to update or alter the forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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