Gauss and MDY Advanced Technologies, Inc. announced the first phase of a partnership to integrate VIP Enterprise, Gauss’ Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software suite, with FileSurf, MDY’s Electronic and Physical Records Management Software (RMS) certified under Version II of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 Standard. Joint customers will be able to leverage VIP Enterprise to streamline operations by making content accessible for use across business processes, applications, and locations, while FileSurf enables them to reduce the costs of regulatory compliance by automatically classifying, retaining, and protecting this content as corporate records. Under the terms of the initial phase of the partnership agreement, Gauss and MDY will initiate joint marketing and sales efforts and introduce each other into their respective customer bases. The companies expect the integration of the two software solutions to be completed in early fall of 2003.,