MicroStrategy Launches New Program to Recruit Top Talent from Business Objects and Cognos

Published on November 19, 2007 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology


Open Houses to be Held in 17 Locations Worldwide

McLean, Va. (November 19, 2007) –

MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced a new program to aggressively recruit qualified business intelligence professionals from Business Objects and Cognos.

Following the recently announced acquisitions of Cognos by IBM and Business Objects by SAP, MicroStrategy plans to tap into the talent pool of these business intelligence vendors with an expanded recruiting program.

“Our goal is to hire qualified sales, consulting, engineering, legal, marketing, and administrative professionals at Business Objects and Cognos who feel threatened by the uncertainty in this space,” said Vince Gabriele, MicroStrategy’s Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources. “We have a dedicated task force standing by to receive resumes and we intend to follow up on all leads within a 48-hour time frame.” Interested Business Objects and Cognos employees should call the MicroStrategy Recruiting hotline at 1-866-459-2269 or email resumes directly to recruiting@microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy will also hold a worldwide Open House on November 29 and 30, 2007 at their offices in the following cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Paris, Cologne, Madrid, Milan, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Sydney, and Melbourne. Visit http://www.microstrategy.com/contactus for office locations.

As a result of the recent industry acquisitions, MicroStrategy will emerge as the leading independent provider of open systems BI software. MicroStrategy now has over 1,500 employees in more than 20 countries, and revenues in excess of $345 million for the 12 months ended September 30, 2007. The company was recently named to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list. MicroStrategy’s business intelligence software is used by thousands of companies, including industry leaders such as Lowe’s Companies, Porsche Cars North America, Netflix, Hallmark Cards, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hard Rock International, Corporate Express, and Starbucks.

“The recent consolidations in the business intelligence industry provide an excellent opportunity for us to attract top talent to join our team,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy’s COO. “We believe there are experienced BI professionals at Business Objects and Cognos who are concerned about their job security and the future of working for a large conglomerate. We plan to aggressively recruit these employees to help us expand our global footprint.”

About MicroStrategy
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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