MicroStrategy Named to Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List

October 28, 2008

MCLEAN, Va., Oct 28, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it has been named to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list for the second consecutive year.

To qualify for the Forbes Best Small Companies list, companies must have sales between $5 million and $750 million and a stock price of at least $5 as of September 29, 2008. Company rankings are based on return on equity, sales growth, and profit growth over the past 12 months and also over five years. Forbes also compared a company's stock performance with that of its industry peers.

As the leading independent provider of open systems BI software, MicroStrategy has direct operations in more than 20 countries. MicroStrategy revenues were in excess of $378 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2008. Thousands of companies use MicroStrategy software to report on and analyze their data to make more informed business decisions. MicroStrategy customers include industry leaders such as eBay, Estee Lauder, Hard Rock International, Limited Brands, MetLife, Netflix, Porsche Cars North America, Starbucks, and Ryder System.

"We are delighted to be recognized by Forbes, once again," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "We are proud of our company's steady growth in this period and our strong position in the BI industry. MicroStrategy is committed to delivering the best business intelligence platform and products, and providing a high level of service to our customers."

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 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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    MicroStrategy Incorporated
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    wcover@microstrategy.com

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