Cyon Research Publishes White Paper Regarding Security of Critical Documents

Homeland Security and Environmental Threats Necessitate Scanning Critical Needs Documents

Bethesda, MD — April 20, 2004 -- Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, and Océ (Nasdaq: OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, have issued a white paper identifying the necessity for scanning critical needs plans and documents.

The paper, titled "Scanning for a Disaster," studies the usefulness and implications of scanning highly sensitive and critical documents. The guidelines in this paper are a starting point--a common sense set of suggestions, intended to aid in the understanding of the factors involved in securing critical infrastructure plans and documents.

In addition to environmental and homeland security threats, the white paper outlines motivations for scanning and protecting valuable documents. The paper also provides a plan to scan documents and identifies possible options for securing the scanned data.

"For organizations with significant facilities -- governments, hospitals, transit authorities, schools and businesses -- the inability to locate critical infrastructure documents rapidly could turn an emergency into a disaster," stated Brad Holtz, president of Cyon Research. "But with careful planning and common sense, it is possible to quickly preserve valuable documents and plans from loss—without it becoming a major undertaking."

"Today’s businesses are struggling with a growing storehouse of technical documents that often reside in many places and in varied formats," said Joyce Virnich, Vice President of Marketing for the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America, Inc. "This white paper helps people understand how to take the steps necessary to create a secure digital archive of their business critical information so they can access it at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency."

This white paper is available free-of-charge at www.cadwire.net and at www.oceusa.com and will be provided to all attendees of COFES2004.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, Cyon Research’s annual conference, explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research’s Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, the industry’s premier online and print-based newsletter providing in-depth information on the mechanical CAD industry; A-E-C Automation Newsletter, the only print and online newsletter providing in-depth information on software and systems for the AEC industries; and EXTRANET NEWS, a weekly online newsletter covering collaboration software for engineering.

About Océ
Océ is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives – locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Netherland-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ:OCENY), with a workforce of more than 22,000 people and 2003 revenues of $3.0 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Océ’s North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City; and Coventry, RI. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2003, and employment is currently 9,100. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.

CADwire.net and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact:
Rachael Dalton-Taggart
Strategic Reach PR
303-487-7406
rachael@strategicreachpr.com

Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2004

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