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Siemens is the first provider to demonstrate SAP R/3 under the Linux
operating system

 R/3 support part of major Siemens Computer Systems drive to become a Top
Three Linux vendor in Europe by end of 1999

Hanover - At the same time as SAP announced an R/3 version for the Linux
operating system, Siemens Computer Systems demonstrated this new solution
running on its Intel-based Primergy servers at CeBIT '99. Primergy is
already a leading server platform for SAP R/3, and by supporting R/3 on
Linux, Siemens Computer Systems is extending its leadership position in the
ERP market.

At CeBIT '99 Siemens Computer Systems demonstrated a preliminary version of
SAP R/3 for Linux on a Primergy Model 870 server. Here Siemens is
underlining its ability to adopt innovative developments quickly and with
great flexibility and provide solutions that are suitable for the market.

Primergy servers are an ideal platform for running applications from SAP
under Linux. Siemens' commitment to co-operate in optimising the Linux
kernel means that Linux will be able to run on Primergy servers, and ensures
a high level of stability and performance. These development activities
comply with Open Source rules, which promote the unrestricted spread of new
technologies and innovations.

Although it was only officially at CeBIT '99, some customers have already
decided to go for SAP R/3 on Linux servers from Siemens Computer Systems. As
Michael Schnitker, R/3 consultant in the computer centre of Air Liquide
Deutschland GmbH said: "Using R/3 under Linux will allow us to enhance the
image of Air Liquide as a provider of SAP R/3 computer centre services and
make us more attractive as an employer. The installation of SAP R/3 on Linux
is for us the logical extension of the strategy to use stable, secure and
low maintenance computer centre technology on a Linux basis. Siemens is the
right partner for us, with the ability to offer an innovative solution with
R/3 and Linux both quickly and reliably."

Further information on the topic of R/3 under Linux on Primergy servers 
is available on the Internet at www.siemens.de/sap/loesungen/linux.html

Siemens Computer Systems is the leading European supplier of information
technology, and forms part of the Siemens Information and Communication
Products Group. The company offers the industry's broadest range of computer
systems from a single supplier, ranging from home computers and Net PCs
through to notebooks, desktops, workstations, high-end servers and mainframe
systems. In addition to its comprehensive range of hardware products,
Siemens Computer Systems is focused on delivering platforms for solutions in
key business areas including e-commerce, data warehousing and SAP R/3.

The Siemens Information and Communication Products Group is a significant
part of the DM50 billion turnover Siemens Information and Communications
business segment. This new business was formed on the 1st October 1998 in
response to the growing requirement for converged IT and communications
products, solutions and services.

For more press information
Please contact: Rebecca Hartley
                Press Relations
                Direct Line: 01252 555396
                Siemens Computer Systems
                rebecca.hartley@siemens.co.uk

For further information about Siemens Computer Systems, please visit our web
site at www.siemens.co.uk/cs



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