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To: JakeStraw who wrote (70)12/4/2000 5:54:32 PM
From: OldAIMGuy
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Hi JS, While the rest of the market's been sitting around on their hind ends, my SDS account's been kicking some serious Rump!

Best regards, Tom

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (72)12/5/2000 8:14:42 AM
From: JakeStraw
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Hi Tom, Yes SDS has been holdin' steady, as well as FISV.

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (73)12/6/2000 8:44:55 AM
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Mizuho Securities Selects SunGard for Fixed Income Trading
-Domestic and International Functionality Key in Choice of System

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (74)12/22/2000 10:22:00 AM
From: JakeStraw
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Pyramid Digital Solutions and SunGard Employee Benefit Systems Finalize a New Distribution and Licensing Relationship

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (75)5/31/2001 9:37:33 AM
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SunGard Rolls Out Enhanced Enterprise Storage Services For Disaster Recovery and eSourcing
Next Generation Services Utilize Latest EMC Technology
WAYNE, Pa., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Business Continuity and Internet Services (BCIS), an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS - news), has launched an enhanced line of enterprise storage solutions designed to provide significant productivity and financial benefits for both its disaster recovery and eSourcing customers. The new solutions comprise a group of management services wrapped around 62 terabytes of EMC's leading information storage systems and software.

``Using our enhanced managed storage services,'' explained Jim Simmons, chief executive officer of SunGard BCIS, ``customers realize two immediate benefits. First, they maintain continuous access to their production data, plus in the event of an outage, the time to recover their systems is greatly reduced. In today's economy, information continuity is an extremely critical success factor. These new solutions are our latest innovation for keeping businesses in business.''

SunGard eSourcing managed hosting customers will also benefit from reduced time to implementation, reduced capital expenditures and increased scalability as their businesses grow.

``Using SunGard's enterprise managed storage services, our customers can reduce the time it takes to bring systems online, avoid costly capital expenditures, and most importantly, feel secure that their storage needs -- allocation, expansion, management, and protection -- are being met,'' said John Lindeman, program director, High Availability Solutions for SunGard Recovery Services.

``The EMC/SunGard relationship has spanned nearly a decade and has evolved with the changing business environment. From traditional information storage services to high value Symmetrix Remote Data Facility mirroring solutions, SunGard continues to provide its customers with a comprehensive set of EMC information storage solutions,'' said David A. Donatelli, EMC's senior vice president of Corporate Marketing and New Business Development. ``Our parallel business and product evolution has enabled our companies to benefit from our strong alliance and provide our mutual customers with dynamic information services.''

``SunGard serves clients with its `net beneath you' philosophy by using people and technology to help ensure our customers never lose access to their critical information. These new enterprise storage services represent the next generation of SunGard business continuity solutions,'' said Mr. Simmons. ``We provide a complete continuum of information continuity services from planning, to design and deployment, to disaster recovery and managed services. All of these services are tailored to the needs of our customers and their desire to protect their most valuable corporate asset: their enterprise information.''

The advantages of a single source supplier of IT services, like SunGard, are two-fold: a single point of contact for management and operations issues, and a reduced cost by dealing with a single provider.

SunGard's new managed storage services will utilize 62 terabytes of EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems, software and services. The EMC technology affords SunGard double port capacity, enabling the incorporation of more customer information within a single enterprise domain -- similar to the customer's production environment. The enhanced software, including EMC TimeFinder, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) and EMC Control Center, enables SunGard to effectively manage the storage services offering for customers of both Recovery Services and eSourcing from a centralized Network Operations Center (NOC).

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (76)6/12/2001 12:32:28 PM
From: JakeStraw
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RESEARCH ALERT-CSFB starts Sungard Data Systems
NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse First Boston started investment coverage of SunGard Data Systems (NYSE:SDS) on Tuesday with a buy rating.

In a research note, it set a 12-month share price target of $68 for the Wayne, Pa.-based company, which makes software systems for financial services.

SunGard shares closed on the New York Stock Exchange Monday at $57.97.

``SunGard's market share among the largest securities firms is probably unrivaled,'' CSFB said. ``Its products and services are utilized by 47 of the world's top 50 financial institutions, a key competitive advantage.''

It said SunGard was poised to be a primary beneficiary of new trade-settlement standards.

``Significant spending will be required to upgrade to the new trade-settlement standard, as many securities firms still rely on outdated and paper-based transaction systems.

``We believe SunGard is positioned to capture a significant portion of this spending,'' the note said.

CSFB said it estimated annual revenue growth of 17 percent and annual reported and cash earnings per share growth of 19 percent for SunGard.

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (77)6/14/2001 3:49:16 PM
From: JakeStraw
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Two Institutions Choose SunGard's AddVantage Web Access - Integrated ASP solution provides 24/7 online access to information -
MALVERN, Pa., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Asset Management Systems, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS - news), announced today that Bank of Montreal (BMO) and The Glenmede Trust Company have selected SunGard's AddVantage Web Access as their online delivery channel to provide cost-effective account and transaction information to their clients. Both financial institutions are clients of Global Plus and operate in an Application Service Provider (ASP) environment. Global Plus is SunGard's multi-currency, trade date, accrual-based asset management and accounting platform used by large asset management institutions to manage their trust, private banking, and custody businesses.

Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank, and SunGard's Global Plus staff customized AddVantage Web Access to meet BMO's requirements of providing investment information online and to have functionality to match BMO's growth plans. AddVantage Web Access is integrated with Global Plus to provide browser-based technology for the eWorld.

Glenmede, a Philadelphia-based trust and investment company providing service to high net worth individuals and institutions, will use AddVantage Web Access to provide its customers with enhanced online views of their accounts and transactions. AddVantage Web Access will integrate with Glenmede's existing Web page and customize to its ``look and feel'' for a seamless presentation to the trust company's customers.

Through AddVantage Web Access, customers can access account information any time, anywhere. AddVantage Web Access provides transactions, holdings, and balances in an easy to use presentation. The product was designed specifically for high net worth clients who want to customize the information they see. AddVantage Web Access allows clients to answer their own account questions without tying up the financial institution's administrators. This allows administrators to concentrate on providing value-added services.

``We looked at a variety of alternatives, including leveraging some work that had been done within Bank of Montreal,'' said Richard Grape, vice president of finance and operations, Bank of Montreal. ``We learned from the experience of our partners south of the border, that the outsourced ASP solution is the most cost-effective. SunGard's AddVantage Web Access meets our requirements and has the potential to grow with us. The product's ability to add performance measurement reporting is an attractive component to improve efficiency.''

``AddVantage Web Access will help us meet our clients' needs by providing them with access to their accounts when they need it,'' said Theresa Montani, Glenmede's vice president of information systems. ``We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Global Plus and expect to work closely with the company as we expand our use of SunGard's integrated product solutions.''

``In developing our partnership with the Bank of Montreal and Glenmede, we have shown that we are committed to meeting the e-business needs of all of our clients,'' said Maryanne Campbell, senior vice president and Global Plus general manager. ``AddVantage Web Access will help BMO and Glenmede manage growth while providing a greater level of customer service. We look forward to continuing to integrate our products to help our clients achieve success.''

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (78)6/15/2001 8:46:59 AM
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U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Selects SunGard for Fixed Income Trading
SunGard to Provide Integrated STP Solution Across Fixed Income Desk
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2001--SunGard (NYSE:SDS - news) today announced that U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray has selected SunGard Trading Systems' Global Trader trading software and SunGard Business Integration's MINT middleware technology, to provide an integrated straight-through processing trading solution for fixed income trading operations.

The integrated SunGard solution will handle fixed income trading, sales and order management for all U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's institutional services in the full range of fixed income instruments, from repos and commercial paper to municipal and convertible bonds. It will provide real-time pricing quotes to the institutional sales force and feed the retail sales offering system.

Global Trader and MINT will form the core of an entire SunGard solution, which will incorporate BOLT for back office processing and the BRASS order management system, and which will also link to the SunGard Transaction Network (STN).

The new system will provide U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray with a single point of access for simultaneous offer- and order-routing to multiple electronic communication networks (ECNs) and automated trading systems (ATSs), using MINT's advanced integration technology.

U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray sought this system to help prepare them for the next generation of fixed income trading -- delivery and execution via the Internet. MINT middleware technology will help U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray adapt to changes in the electronic trading environment, by creating a dynamic link between the various systems used in their fixed income operations.

Dan Herbeck, chief technology officer at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, said: ``The SunGard solution gives us the business platform we were looking for. Our partnership with SunGard, and the suite of SunGard products, allows us the flexibility to adapt to and manage our business needs in the key areas of electronic trading and integration.''

David Crellin, president of SunGard Trading Systems, Global Markets, commented: ``This is a very significant partnership for SunGard. Global Trader will be providing front-end trading functionality across more than 250 workstations in nearly 20 branch locations. With MINT providing critical messaging applications and connectivity to ECN trading partners, and SunGard's BOLT products handling fixed income back office accounting and processing, we will provide an extremely robust STP trading solution for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's fixed income trading operations.''

Daniel Barsella, president of SunGard Business Integration, commented: ``We are very excited to be the integration platform for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and to be providing a solution that combines multiple best-of-breed SunGard and third party applications. This is yet another demonstration of our ability to provide clients with fully integrated STP solutions that deliver real business benefits.''

SunGard's Global Trader software provides front-end deal capture, position keeping and analytics for fixed income and foreign exchange trading desks worldwide. SunGard Business Integration, a leading provider of application and process integration services, provides middleware and financial message transformation technology to support seamless STP between a variety of SunGard and non-SunGard applications.

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (79)6/19/2001 10:59:16 AM
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SunGard Transaction Network Adds Allocations, Matching and Trade Notification Services
CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Financial Networks, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS - news), today announced a suite of new services that will address post-trade processing requirements of the financial services industry. In response to market demand for an end-to-end solution, the SunGard Transaction Network delivers a trade processing solution through a single electronic connection for the entire life cycle of a trade.

As the drive toward T+1 continues and trading volumes increase, the requirement for a powerful trade processing solution takes on significant importance. In addition, the post-trade settlement processes employed at many financial services institutions is still characterized by duplication of effort as well as the use of the telephone and fax by counterparties involved in the trade. STN Post-Execution Services eliminates repetitive steps and manual intervention, therefore reducing costly errors.

With nearly 600 buy-side institutions, 270 broker-dealers and many of the world's largest custodians connected to STN, SunGard has the ability to deliver an end-to-end, T+1 solution today.

``Our alliance with SunGard is giving Advent's asset management clients access to all components of the trade life cycle through one real-time connection. This is very significant, as it will help prepare them for the complex tasks in the securities industry's transition to T+1,'' said Peter Caswell, president and chief operating officer of Advent Software.

According to Paul Schneider, chief executive officer, SunGard Financial Networks, ``The processing demands of T+1 are too important for the industry to leave it up to a single solution provider in the marketplace. Broker/dealers, asset managers and custodians are looking for options to solve their processing challenges. As a S.W.I.F.T. ETC provider and with an eye toward global connectivity, SunGard looks forward to working closely with the GSTPA and Omgeo to deliver an interoperable solution to the marketplace.''


The SunGard Transaction Network is a connected community of financial services institutions, comprising SunGard customers and other market participants. It is a virtual network connecting the processes in the financial services marketplace, linking asset managers with brokers, brokers with exchanges, exchanges with banks, and banks with settlement agents and custodians. STN supports the key information flows in the trading lifecycle, including order routing, pricing, execution, allocations, affirmation and matching, notification, reconciliation and reporting. STN supports the cross- border information flows for equities, mutual funds, and fixed income securities

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (80)6/19/2001 12:09:17 PM
From: JakeStraw
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SunGard, Microsoft and Intel Collaborate on First Microsoft .NET Solutions for Financial Services Industry
.NET Framework provides robust platform for integrated straight-through processing
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2001-- Today at the Securities Industry Association's Technology Management Conference and Exhibit, SunGard, Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation announced a joint collaboration to deliver the first Microsoft .NET-based solutions for the financial services industry.

As part of ongoing development efforts, SunGard and Microsoft are working together to use the Microsoft .NET framework for SunGard's Knowledge Factory, AddVantage and IntelliTran products.

Microsoft .NET is Microsoft's vision and platform for the third generation of the Internet where software is delivered as a service -- accessible via any device, any time, anywhere -- and is distributed, programmable and customizable.

The Microsoft .NET Platform is explicitly designed to enable the rapid development, integration and orchestration of any group of XML Web services and applications into a single, comprehensive solution.

Intel and SunGard are also working closely together to optimize a number of applications such as these to run optimally on Intel® Xeon(TM) processor-based systems, as well as Itanium(TM)-based systems.

Beginning with last year's announcement of the development of SunGard's 64-bit Panorama(TM) trading and risk management application for Itanium-based systems, Intel and SunGard have continued their collaboration in order to deliver leading Intel-based products to the financial services industry.

Moving forward, SunGard plans to continue its development of a .NET, Itanium-based software platform that will support the next generation of financial Web services.

The .NET Framework provides a robust platform for SunGard applications to enable the integration of financial Web services and straight-through processing (STP) within and between financial institutions and their customers.

SunGard's Knowledge Factory, AddVantage and IntelliTran products represent market-leading solutions for risk management, asset management and straight-through processing (STP), and are used by hundreds of top tier financial services institutions worldwide.

SunGard Knowledge Factory is an online, cross-asset portfolio analysis and management solution that allows financial institutions to provide a wide range of aggregated information both internally and to customers, any time, anywhere.

SunGard AddVantage is the only fully Internet-enabled asset management systems to provide real-time solutions for investment management, trust accounting, custody and private banking. SunGard IntelliTran supports self-service research via the Web, allowing customers of financial institutions access to their cash and securities statements and transaction details.

Customers can use this information to resolve their own exceptions without manual interaction with their financial institution.

``Microsoft is pleased to be working with industry leaders SunGard and Intel to deliver trading, risk management and STP-enabling solutions over the Internet using the .NET Framework. The combination of SunGard solutions, Microsoft .NET technology and 64-bit computing will offer a reliable, easy-to-use and scalable solution for financial services over the Internet,'' said Jeremy Lehman, chief technologist, financial markets, Microsoft.

``The delivery of open, standards-based technology is essential for the financial services industry where performance, scalability and reliability are critical,'' said Tom Gibbs, director, Intel industry marketing. ``The power of Intel-based systems, the leadership of SunGard solutions, and the Microsoft infrastructure and integration technologies such as .NET are providing the infrastructure required to improving clearing and settlement times from T+5 days to T+1 in the financial services sector.''

Mack Gill, director, global alliances, SunGard said, ``As leaders in delivering Microsoft .NET and 64-bit computing solutions, SunGard remains at the forefront of technology for financial services. By collaborating with Microsoft and Intel, we are well-positioned to deliver next generation of XML Web service solutions.''

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