SOURCE: Cicero, Inc.

March 05, 2008 09:30 ET

Cicero Earns Finalist Honors in Annual Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

Cicero Selected as Finalist in Best Solution Integrating Content Into Workflow Category

CARY, NC--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Cicero Inc. (OTCBB: CICN), a leading provider of desktop integration and automation solutions, announced today that Cicero has been named a finalist in the Best Solution Integrating Content into Workflow in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 23rd Annual CODiE Awards.

The SIIA's CODiE awards recognize outstanding achievement and vision in the software and digital content industry. Judges from the software industry, consulting firms, educational institutions, and other experts reviewed over 1,100 products nominated for this year's awards.

"Competition is tough this year and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement," said Ken Wash, SIIA president. "All the companies on this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

Cicero, the original desktop integration framework, goes beyond more typical server-based solutions by non-invasively leveraging the interaction between the applications and the platform on which they run. This unique approach allows companies to integrate applications regardless of their platform and automate processes in a matter of days and weeks, not months. Using Cicero, organizations can

--  Automate workflow
--  Integrate and enable business applications such as CRM, Web, Windows,
    and legacy
--  Create new composite applications from the existing applications
--  Create and consume web services and extend the functionality of legacy
    systems in support of a Service-Oriented Architecture
--  Integrate virtualization solutions such as VMWare and Citrix

Additionally, Cicero allows you to consolidate data, streamline business processes, enforce rules and compliance requirements, and add additional functionality such as single sign-on without having to purchase new applications.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, SIIA members will select winners in each category. The 2008 CODiE Awards will be presented on May 20 at the CODiE Awards Gala at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About Cicero Inc.

Cicero Inc. provides software integration solutions for contact centers and other complex information environments. Cicero solutions align underlying technology with business processes, streamline user interactions, improve total productivity, assure completeness and compliance, reduce turnover, and raise knowledge-worker morale and effectiveness.

Patented Cicero technology quickly and non-invasively integrates disparate applications on the desktop. Cicero integration produces results in weeks, and ROI can be achieved in months. Cicero commits to results which are impossible for invasive, server-side strategies and technologies.

Cicero's technology serves more than 50,000 knowledge workers at Merrill Lynch, IBM, Nationwide Insurance, and other companies, large and small. In one recent implementation, Cicero integrated eight applications for nine hundred agents' desktops in only seven weeks to reduce average call times by approximately 40 seconds. Results also include improved customer service and a $1+ million per year operating cost reduction. For more information about Cicero, please visit

Cicero and Cicero Studio are trademarks of Cicero Inc. and/or its affiliates. Other company names and/or products are for identification purposes and are the property of, and may be trademarks of, their respective owners. Safe Harbor: Except for any historical information contained herein, this news release may contain forward-looking statements on such matters as strategic direction, anticipated return on investment, business prospects, the development and capabilities of the Cicero product group, new products and similar matters. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release of a variety of factors, including risks that customers may not adopt the Cicero technology, which Cicero Inc. may not successfully execute its new strategic initiative and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For a description of other factors that could cause such a difference, please see Cicero Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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