MicroStrategy Wins Prestigious Intelligent Enterprise Magazine Award

Intelligent Enterprise Publisher Presents Award Today at MicroStrategy HQy

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 29, 2004 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it has won Intelligent Enterprise magazine's 2004 Editors' Choice Award as one of the "most influential companies enabling the intelligent enterprise." Intelligent Enterprise's publisher Fritz Nelson today will present the prestigious award to MicroStrategy executives at the company's headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

In explaining its selection of MicroStrategy for the award, Intelligent Enterprise stated: "Probably the number one reason we're still talking about MicroStrategy is that big customers, with big data warehouses, stuck with the company's BI and analysis products. In 2003, MicroStrategy announced a number of major deals for new and increased business with high-profile organizations, including eBay, Ace Hardware, and the U.S. Postal Service. The positive business is surely due to the second reason: The company went back to work and produced good products."

Intelligent Enterprise further noted: "Web-based and architecturally integrated, the [MicroStrategy] 7i Business Intelligence Platform and related tools hit the mark, especially for organizations employing advanced BI against large data resources. As a single, integrated platform with tools that share the same metadata, 7i offered a tempting alternative to the software kludge that adds difficulty to many BI implementations. In November 2003, the company threw its hat into the red-hot enterprise reporting market with MicroStrategy Report Services. The new release emphasizes a highly flexible user environment and fast, Web-based production reporting."

"We're very proud to receive this honor from Intelligent Enterprise magazine," said MicroStrategy COO Sanju Bansal. "MicroStrategy continues to be praised for its leadership in producing business intelligence technology that can drive the most critical operations of leading companies worldwide."

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies are integrating MicroStrategy's industrial-strength software into virtually all facets of their businesses. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) distills vast amounts of data into vital, probing insight to help drive cost-efficiency, productivity, customer relations and revenue-generation. MicroStrategy offers exceptional capabilities -- excellent scalability, powerful analytics, user-friendly query and reporting features and an outstanding, easy-to-use Web interface. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively harness large, multi-terabyte databases; empower thousands of employees at all operational levels; and extend the benefits of business intelligence enterprise-wide and beyond to customers, partners and suppliers.

MicroStrategy has over 2,300 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Yahoo!, Visa International, Wells Fargo, Telecom Italia, AT&T Wireless Group and Aventis. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun and HP. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Report Services, and MicroStrategy 7i 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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CONTACT: Marc Brailov of MicroStrategy Incorporated, +1-703-770-1670, or mbrailov@microstrategy.com

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