Quark And Alfresco Announce New Partnership

    Collaboration Pairs Two Pioneers in Open Standards-Based Enterprise

    DENVER & LONDON, December 19 /CNW/ - Quark Inc. and Alfresco Software,
Inc. today announced a new partnership to develop integrated enterprise-class
publishing and content management solutions for professional and corporate

    With 15 years of workgroup publishing experience, Quark has designed
technologies such as Quark Publishing System 7(R) (QPS(R) 7) to streamline the
editorial and creative workflow processes while improving production.
Alfresco, the leading open source alternative for enterprise content
management (ECM), couples the innovation of open source with the stability of
an enterprise-class platform.

    This new partnership will enable Quark and Alfresco to provide
cost-effective end-to-end content management and publishing solutions based on
open standards - enabling seamless integration with an organization's existing
business system. Publishers will benefit from Quark and Alfresco's combined
technologies which are both highly scalable, easy to deploy, and enable
real-time collaboration and timely content delivery.

    "The biggest challenge within the content creation workflow within any
organization is a seamless integration of the content with traditionally
siloed systems," said Mukul Krishna, Global Manager, Digital Media Practice,
Frost & Sullivan. "The Quark and Alfresco partnership is exactly the sort of
integration that the market needs to create more efficient workflows in the
form of end-to-end solutions that integrate content management with dynamic
publishing throughout the content lifecycle."

    "Quark's partnership with Alfresco expands our functionality into the
open source community," said Linda Chase, general manager, QPS. "We look
forward to providing professional and corporate publishers with easy-to-deploy
workflow and production solutions based on open standards."

    "Alfresco is excited to work with Quark to develop and deliver innovative
end-to-end publishing and content management solutions," commented John
Powell, CEO and co-founder, Alfresco Software. "Alfresco is seeing tremendous
adoption across publishing, media and government sectors. This is being driven
by the need to efficiently repurpose content for today's dynamic publishing
market. Through this collaboration with Quark, we will be able to offer media
and publishing organizations the opportunity to use a robust and enterprise
scale solution at an affordable price."

    For more information on Quark, please visit www.quark.com. For more
information about Alfresco ECM, please visit

    About Quark

    Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing
design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the
business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software
for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed
the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately

    About Alfresco Software, Inc.

    Alfresco Software Inc., is the first and leading open source alternative
for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power
of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling
unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary
systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the
co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects,
John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, visit

    Quark and Quark related marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
marks are the property of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Quark Inc. MacLean Guthrie, 303-894-3371
mguthrie@quark.com or Sarah Rector, 303-894-3753 srector@quark.com

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