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FAST & CIBER Sign Nordic Reseller Agreement

OSLO, Norway and LONDON, July 1 (ots/PRNewswire) --

      - CIBER to Resell FAST's Powerful Enterprise Search Platform

      Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of
enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and CIBER, a
leading international systems integration consultancy, today
announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement, making CIBER a FAST
reseller with a primary focus in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

      With this agreement, FAST's Enterprise Search Platform (FAST
ESP(TM)) will be marketed and resold by CIBER to its customers as a
stand-alone search technology solution, and will also be marketed as
the key search infrastructure for portals and online communities.
FAST ESP offers customers and partners, such as CIBER, the most
comprehensive combination of powerful real-time search technology,
business search management tools, and information analysis
capabilities. CIBER can now extend these capabilities to its wide
range of customers.

      "Our partnership with FAST enables us to provide organisations
with a 360-degree view of all of their information," said Steinar
Sveen, Country Manager, CIBER Norway. "FAST ESP is a proven solution
for locating and presenting information within disparate databases.
Given the strong rise of Web portals, we're certain our current and
future customers will benefit greatly from FAST's technology."

      FAST has transformed enterprise search from a powerful, yet
narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and
tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and the FAST
portfolio of solutions are the latest in a line of FAST technology
that marries a no-technical-boundaries approach with a clear
understanding of real-world requirements, including extraordinary
performance, precise accuracy, broad reach, and high return on

      "Forming a relationship with CIBER presents a win-win situation
for both of our organisations," said Ali I. Riaz, FAST's chief
operating officer. "While FAST will benefit and expand its footprint
in the Nordic region through CIBER's strong presence, CIBER will be
equipped with FAST ESP, a powerful enterprise search solution that
has continuously demonstrated its ability to increase revenues, lower
total cost of ownership, and bring a speedy return on investment."

      FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search(TM) suite of
enterprise search solutions, which includes FAST Data Search(TM) for
Site Search; FAST Data Search(TM) for Compliance; FAST Data
Search(TM) for eCommerce; FAST Data Search(TM) for Intranets; FAST
Data Search(TM) for eDirectories; and FAST Data Search(TM) 360. The
FAST Data Search product suite supplies a complete information
retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications
including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services;
Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom.

      About CIBER, Inc.

      CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) is a leading international system
integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both
private and government sector clients. CIBER's services are offered
on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and
enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across
all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures.
Founded in 1974, the company's consultants now serve client
businesses from over 60 CIBER and 11 CIBER Europe offices. With
offices in 10 countries, annualized revenue of approximately $850
million and more than 7,000 employees, CIBER's IT specialists
continuously build and upgrade our clients' systems to "competitive
advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and
the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.

      About FAST

      FAST creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions
that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with
the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable
integrated technology platform elevates the search capabilities of
enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information
they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces
total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure.
FAST's powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by a
wide range of global customers and partners, including AT&T, Cardinal
Health,, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Fidelity
Investments, (GSA), IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis,
Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas
Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia),
Vodafone, and Wanadoo.

      FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the
ticker symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group
operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, and
Japan. Additionally, the FAST Group has business partners and
customers in a number of other locations, such as Brazil, Canada and
Australia. For further information about FAST, please visit

      (c) 2004 Fast Search & Transfer ASA - Fast Search & Transfer,
FAST, FAST ESP, FAST Data Search, FAST Marketrac, and the FAST
four-colored logo are trademarks of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. All
rights reserved. FAST disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks
and names of others. All other trademarks mentioned in this document
are the property of their respective owners.


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