Compuware and DeRisk IT Inc. Announce Global Partnership to Help Customers Reduce Risk and Increase Quality

Note: DeRisk IT is now known as DeRisk QA.

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London, UK / Atlanta, GA, USA – November 2, 2003 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced that it has partnered with DeRisk IT Inc., a global quality assurance company that utilizes testing tools to help enterprises assess and reduce the risk of application failure, to offer and deliver the Compuware Application Reliability Solution (CARS) to its customers. Compuware's testing solutions and services will be combined with DeRisk IT Inc.'s consultants' specialized risk management knowledge to provide customers with an integrated quality assurance solution for IT applications. DeRisk IT Inc. joins a growing list of companies who are partnering with Compuware to deliver CARS.

CARS is a comprehensive application reliability solution that combines a proven methodology with time-tested technology and certified quality assurance expertise to help organizations improve control over application delivery. Certified professionals whose expertise is quality assurance and management of business risk will deliver the CARS solution to customers to help improve the quality of new applications and reduce the risk of IT failure.

"We selected to work with Compuware based on their commitment to introduce best practice methodology into organizations - something which we feel is really missing in the marketplace," said Forster, Sales Director, DeRisk IT United Kingdom Division. "This combined with quality products and services and the extensive technical knowledge of their people, made them an ideal business partner."

DeRisk IT Inc. and Compuware are already working together at Sun Microsystems Manchester (UK) Benchmarking Center to assist Sun's customer base with preparing load generation prior to performance testing. "Our customers use this center to load test applications in an environment which mirrors the IT infrastructure within their own company," said Dave Hallett, Global Customer Benchmarking and PASA (Porting & Software Architecture) Center Manager, Sun Microsystems. "Through this partnership, DeRisk IT Inc. and Compuware are able to add real value to our center and to our customers through their in-depth testing knowledge and expertise."