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QL2 Recognized by KMWorld and Software Magazine for Customer Value and Growth

SEATTLE — September 18, 2009 — QL2, the leading on-demand data access platform provider, has been recognized by two elite industry lists: KMWorld's Trend-Setting Products of 2009 and Software Magazine's Software 500. This is the fourth consecutive year QL2 has been recognized by KMWorld and the second successive year the company has appeared on Software Magazine's Software 500 list, where it ranked #454, reflecting a 19.2 percent growth rate over last year.

"To be honored for growth and product ingenuity is particularly noteworthy in this economic climate," said Russ Aldrich, CEO of QL2. "These awards underscore the strength of our technology and the important role it plays in giving our customers a competitive edge."

KMWorld's annual list of Trend-Setting Products features products that deliver customer value. In the program's seventh year, more than 800 products were assessed by a judging panel of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users. The products selected – including QL2's WebQL – all demonstrate clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors' full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers. The full list of winners is published in full in the September issue of KMWorld.

"Every year our standards get higher and the breadth of product capabilities continues to expand as we put together our annual list of Trend-Setting Products," said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-chief. "This year's winners are being acknowledged for their willingness to listen and serve their customers and deliver optimal value."

Now in its 27th year, Software Magazine's Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2008, including revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at www.Softwaremag.com, as well as from public documents. The September issue of Software Magazine includes the full list of winners.

"The 2009 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.3 billion worldwide for 2008 representing 8.8% growth from the previous year," says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. "The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners."


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