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Wayne, Pennsylvania – (The Hosting News) – March 10, 2009 – Social business software provider, Jive Software, has selected SunGard Availability Services AdvancedHosting managed IT services, to support its enterprise software suite.

Dave Hersh, chief executive officer of Jive Software remarked, ”SunGard managed services provide some of the most secure, scalable environments available and that is exactly what we want for our customers – only the best. With this approach, we are able to focus our internal resources on our top priorities, namely our direct relationships with customers and advancing social business software in the enterprise.”

Jive selected SunGard because of its operational excellence in meeting service level agreements and its IT infrastructure that delivers scalability and reliability to accommodate Jive’s fast-growth operations.

By utilizing SunGard, Jive will offer customers its social business software via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. SunGard AdvancedHosting managed IT services allow Jive customers to run applications in a highly available, redundant environment with reduced demands on their own IT resources.

Jive was recently named a community platform ‘Leader’ by Forrester Research and recognized in the ‘Visionaries’ quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Social Software report produced by Gartner Inc. [Gartner RAS Core Research Note, Nikos Drakos, Anthony Bradley, Jeffrey Mann, 31 October, 2008]

SunGard provides a proven hosted services environment for Web 2.0 and SaaS companies. SunGard’s AdvancedHosting managed IT services portfolio has more than 60 unique service offerings. In North America, SunGard has 34 managed services facilities, thousands of managed services customers and an infrastructure that provides high availability for enterprise managed services. SunGard’s infrastructure includes a 25,000 mile global network backbone.

Dave Colesante, senior vice president at SunGard Availability Services added, ”In today’s economy, Jive – like every other company – is looking for cost-effective approaches to support business-critical systems and applications. Jive recognizes the cost and competitive advantages they can gain by leveraging SunGard’s infrastructure investment rather than building and managing one themselves.”

Jive is the global leader of the enterprise Social Business Software market. Jive has more than 2,500 customers worldwide, including more than 15% of the Fortune 500. Jive was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit Jive Software online.

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With four million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business.

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 472 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance and Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented five times.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant was published on 31 October, 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the ”Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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