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LinuxStockNews: Exclusive Interview with Bernie Thompson Of VistaSource, Inc.

May 24, 2000, 16:33 (1 Talkback[s])

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"LSN - What applications, products, web properties, etc. are still contained within Applix?

BT - Applix has an outstanding portfolio of e-business solutions in the form of iEnterprise, iTM1, iHelpDesk, which together give companies the power to interact on a one-to-one basis with thousands or millions of customers; be able to store, process, and connect the resulting information to internal data systems; and be able to analyze that huge body of data to forecast and predict trends, so as to serve the customer better and with higher efficiency. ..."

"LSN - Do you have any plans for an IPO, spin-off or sale of VistaSource?

BT - We launched the creation of the new company on April 24, with the intent to complete our spin-off through an IPO and distribution of the remaining public traded stock to Applix shareholders. We're focused our work needed to make this happen. "

"LSN - Looking forward, where do you see the company going in terms of new products and services for the Linux market?

BT - In both the Linux and ASP markets, the #1 problem is lack of great applications. We intend to drive the growth of Linux and web-accessible applications by applying our technologies strengths and great experience in writing applications towards solving more and more of these outstanding needs over time. By doing so, we drive a feedback loop which grows the markets and increases our own opportunities again in return."

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