MicroStrategy Congratulates Guy Carpenter on TDWI Best Practices Award for Excellence in Business Intelligence

July 9, 2008

MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today congratulates its customer, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, on receiving the 2008 Best Practices Award from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). Guy Carpenter received the award in the Radical BI category for its online risk management platform, i-aXs(R). Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC is the world's leading risk and reinsurance specialist and a part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Guy Carpenter uses MicroStrategy's business intelligence software, along with mapping technology, to provide its insurance company clients with a highly visual and intuitive display of natural or manmade event data. The i-aXs platform offers a suite of easy-to-use Web-enabled tools that help insurers view and better understand complex risk exposure information. Users can log on and view maps; run MicroStrategy reports; monitor key disaster, terrorism, and catastrophe information; and create new models by invoking MicroStrategy reports to drive analytics.

"We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from TDWI," said Shajy Mathai, a Managing Director of Guy Carpenter. "The integration of business intelligence and location intelligence is highly useful to our clients, giving them a comprehensive picture of risk exposure."

"We congratulate Guy Carpenter on this award and its innovative use of business intelligence," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy's COO. "We are pleased that MicroStrategy software is a critical component of this risk management application, enabling users to run reports and analyze complex data sets to make educated business decisions."

TDWI's Best Practices Awards program is designed to identify and honor companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI and Data Warehouse (DW) applications. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges who have expertise in BI and DW.

About Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC is the world's leading risk and reinsurance specialist and a part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies. With 50 offices worldwide, Guy Carpenter creates and executes reinsurance solutions and delivers capital market solutions* for clients across the globe. The firm's full breadth of services includes line of business expertise in Agriculture; Aviation; Casualty Clash; Construction and Engineering; Excess and Umbrella; Life, Accident and Health; Marine; Medical; Political Risk and Trade Credit; Professional Liability; Property; Retrocessional Reinsurance; Surety; Terrorism and Workers Compensation. GCFac(R) is Guy Carpenter's dedicated global facultative reinsurance unit that provides placement strategies, timely market access and centralized management of facultative reinsurance solutions. In addition, Guy Carpenter's Instrat(R) unit utilizes industry-leading quantitative skills and modeling tools that optimize the reinsurance decision-making process and help make the firm's clients more successful. Guy Carpenter's website address is http://www.guycarp.com.

*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, which is a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Advice on securities or investments in the European Union is provided through GC Securities Ltd., authorized and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., GC Securities Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at http://www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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