Connectria Provides Sophisticated e-Learning Hosting For IBM and Goodyear

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 10, 2002) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract as a subcontractor to IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) to provide sophisticated 24/7 hosting of a e-Learning environment for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) using Lotus's LearningSpace online learning product. This environment will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Lotus, IBM and Microsoft. Connectria is a Premier IBM/Lotus Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About Goodyear
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 80 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs about 85,000 people worldwide.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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