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NEW YORK (April 25, 2001) – Factiva announced today the launch of Business Radar, a new Web-based knowledge management platform that will exclusively serve employees of Andersen and its selected worldwide customers.

Developed by Andersen and Factiva Consulting, a team of Factiva technical and editorial experts, Business Radar is a personal news portal that uses Factiva Intelligent Indexing™ to provide targeted content based on specific user needs. Business Radar, a registered trademark of Andersen, features access to more than 1,100 sources in 11 different languages.

“Business Radar is a highly customized solution that provides the most relevant sources from Factiva's collection of global content, organizes them with a single taxonomy and puts all that information at the fingertips of Andersen's global user base," said Clare Hart, president and CEO of Factiva. "Andersen's investment in an efficient and comprehensive knowledge management system reaffirms their commitment to further serve their clients in today's global economy."

Factiva Intelligent Indexing

Factiva Intelligent Indexing is a powerful categorization scheme that universally applies industry, region, news topic and company codes across the Factiva content set in multiple languages and various document types including articles, Web content, Adobe PDF’s and pictures. In addition, Factiva has a comprehensive company indexing scheme with more than 300,000 listed and unlisted company codes.

Factiva Intelligent Indexing allows users of Factiva’s products to retrieve quick, accurate results from their searches and news-tracking folders. In addition, customers can apply Factiva Intelligent Indexing to internal content as well as third-party content to seamlessly integrate all types of information in an internal knowledge management system.

Factiva Consulting

Factiva Consulting is available on a for-fee basis to assist customers with the development and implementation of customized editorial and technical knowledge management projects. Based on more than 15 years of combined Dow Jones and Reuters experience, Factiva Consulting can help build and roll out a knowledge solution to meet the needs of any company.

About Andersen

Andersen is a global leader in professional services. It provides integrated solutions that draw on diverse and deep competencies in consulting, assurance, tax, corporate finance, and in some countries, legal services. Andersen employs 85,000 people in 84 countries. Andersen is frequently rated among the best places to work by leading publications around the world. It is also consistently ranked first in client satisfaction in independent surveys. Andersen has enjoyed uninterrupted growth since its founding in 1913. Its 2000 revenues totaled US$8.4 billion. Learn more on www.andersen.com.

About Factiva

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business information and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.

Factiva’s business information includes Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and The Wall Street Journal, plus nearly 8,000 other sources from around the world. These sources provide current news; historical articles; local-language articles; market research and investment analyst reports; and stock quotes.

Customer service is key to Factiva’s success. With 58 offices in 34 countries and customer help desks covering Europe, Asia and the Americas, the company is committed to ensuring that customers in every part of the world receive the service they require.

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Samantha Kay
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +44-20-7344-1235
Email: samantha.kay@edelman.com




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