News Release

Icon CMT Corp. to Sponsor and Host Free Internet Business Solutions Forum

Netscape, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Cisco Contribute to Icon's Seminar Series Addressing Web-Enabled Legacy Applications
May 07, 1998

WEEHAWKEN, NJ -- May 7, 1998 -- Icon CMT Corp. (NASDAQ: ICMT), a tier-one Internet Service Provider, today announced the launch of a series of free seminars focusing on the technology and techniques for developing Web-enabled legacy applications.

The three-city seminar series entitled, Internet Business Solutions Forum, will feature technology from Icon CMT, Cisco Systems, Inc., Netscape Communications, Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Each seminar will focus on the components of delivering end-to-end Web-enabled legacy solutions, including needs analysis, design, development, system integration, infrastructure, deployment and management. The seminars will be held in New York City on May 19, in Philadelphia on May 20 and in Boston on May 21.

Each half-day seminar will identify the critical success factors to Web-enable legacy applications, helping organizations leverage the Internet as a strategic business tool. The seminar will also outline the hardware, software and integration services required to deliver an end-to-end solution. There will be a roundtable luncheon at the end of each seminar where attendees will be able to meet members of leading Internet companies as well as network with peers.

"Extending legacy applications to the Web is a very complex task that requires understanding of a broad range of technologies," explained Scott Baxter, President and CEO of Icon CMT Corp. "This seminar is designed to help IT professionals understand technology offerings from Internet leaders Oracle, Netscape, Sun and Cisco, and how Icon CMT leverages legacy systems by integrating them into Web-based applications."

Icon CMT will discuss the processes involved in integrating end-to-end Web-enabled legacy applications. Icon CMT will provide information focused on the needs analysis phase, and will be joined by Netscape to offer an overview of the design phase. Oracle will provide insight on the application development issues and Sun will outline the hardware system integration issues, followed by Cisco who will deliver an overview of the IP infrastructure required to support robust applications. Icon CMT will be instrumental in each phase and will provide an overview of the deployment and management phase.

Today, Netscape products are the industry standard for sharing, accessing, and communicating information over the Internet and enterprise networks. Netscape Communicator is full-featured client software that includes: Netscape Navigator, the leading Internet browser; Netscape SuiteSpot server technology which enables deployment of Internet-based applications; Tools which allow you to customize applications or integrate Web technology with existing information systems; and Netscape CommerceXpert which lets enterprises conduct business-to-business Internet commerce.

As a vendor of open, Web-based networking solutions, we are pleased to participate in this extremely focused seminar," said Netscape Communications. "This seminar will provide IT professionals with a first-hand look on how Netscape technology can be leveraged with other leading solutions to extend legacy systems to the Web."

Oracle8, the Database for network Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically over computer networks. Oracle8 is a versatile information platform that enables high-speed transactions, better business decisions, and sophisticated object-relational applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, Oracle8 is designed to lower an organization's computing costs, manage all types of data, and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users.

"The Internet Business Solutions Forum is an important event for organizations currently involved in or planning to develop Web-based applications," said Oracle Corporation. "It will provide us with a forum to showcase how Oracle database, application development, business software and Web technology can be utilized to develop robust, high-performance applications."

Sun Enterprise servers offer customers reliability, scalability and availability. More than just systems, these are solutions with the flexibility to meet the needs of the enterprise - from the smallest workgroup to large-scale data center equipment. Sun delivers leading price-performance solutions to offer the right balance of quality, innovation and safety to customers who use technology to establish or maintain leadership in their marketplace.

"As an authorized Sun reseller, Icon offers this series of valuable seminars on Web-based system integration," said Bill Cate, Director of Marketing for the US reseller channel at Sun. "IT professionals can understand, first hand, how effectively Sun plays in multi-platform environments, giving enterprise customers true interoperability."

Cisco Systems, the world wide leader in networking for the Internet, brings a wealth of SNA-connectivity experience to the seminar series. The Cisco 7500 series router with the Channel Interface Processor (CIP) is the industry's leading channel-attached router, offering superior scalability, functionality, and performance. Since its introduction in 1994, the CIP has been installed worldwide in production networks with tens of thousands of Systems Network Architecture (SNA) devices, as well as networks that support thousands of TN3270 users, IP users, and gigabytes of host data transfer.

"This seminar series represents an excellent opportunity to discuss emerging Web infrastructures and the importance of the IP network to deliver enhanced connectivity and business solutions," said Larry Lang, vice president of marketing for Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "We are eager to share our knowledge and experiences working with Web and high-end Internetworking infrastructures."

About Icon CMT Corp.

Icon is the single source, end-to-end Internet solutions provider. Icon helps clients use the Internet to extend product reach, realize cost savings and pursue new business opportunities. Icon's capabilities include the design, development and deployment of applications on its tier-one backbone. Icon understands the growing importance of delivering security and reliability to corporate customers, and continues to strengthen its Internet backbone to support the fundamental requirements for doing business over the Web.

Registration Information

For more information and to register for the Internet Business Solutions Forum, contact Icon CMT at 800-380-8524.

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