May 24, 2006

Hummingbird to Resell 5280 Solutions' Uconnect(R) Application Integration Framework With Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)

Integration With Business Systems Extends the Value of Hummingbird Enterprise to Address Line of Business Content Life Cycle Management Solutions

DENVER, May 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- 5280 Solutions, a premier software development, consulting, and systems integration company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Hummingbird Ltd. (Nasdaq: HUMC, Toronto: HUM) whereby Hummingbird will resell the Uconnect(R) application integration framework with Hummingbird Enterprise(TM). 5280 Solutions' Uconnect(R) is designed to further extend the value of Hummingbird Enterprise by providing bi-directional integration between Hummingbird Enterprise and line of business software such as ERP, CRM, HR, and accounting applications.

Critical applications such as accounts payables, capital projects, contracts, and loan origination require integration between content enabled and transaction-focused applications. Uconnect(R) provides a variety of quick installation integrations between content and metadata. For example, documents and profile metadata can be automatically mass imported and multi-function devices can pass documents directly to the Hummingbird repository. The bi-directional data interface reduces manual data entry for line of business system transactions and Hummingbird profile value updates, eliminating most redundant data entry tasks. In addition to supporting complex integrations like bi-directional data transfer, simple integration such as searching for documents from a business application can be accomplished with Uconnect(R).

"Uconnect(R) has provided an increase in productivity for the county," said Richard Lemke, Director of Finance and Information Technology at Adams County Colorado. "We initially used Uconnect(R) to quickly and effectively integrate Hummingbird with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (Oracle). Once we demonstrated how easily the integration was accomplished, we used Uconnect(R) to integrate Hummingbird with a variety of software applications that were developed by many different organizations. Uconnect(R) provided integration with no programming and no complexity."

"5280 Solutions' investments in the Hummingbird Enterprise platform will enable the company to extend the business value of Hummingbird Enterprise for organizations across all industries," said Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Hummingbird Ltd. "Hummingbird is committed to delivering the most current and complementary technologies to our customers and welcomes the Uconnect(R) Application Integration Framework."

About Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)

Hummingbird Enterprise provides an integrated platform for enterprise content management that provides global organizations with solutions to manage business interaction information such as documents, records, virtual deal room exchanges, discussions, e-mail or financial data -- linking business processes, information and people. Hummingbird solutions are designed as modular applications that are fully interoperable with each other, enabling customers to incrementally build an enterprise content management solution to meet their evolving information needs in a cost effective manner.

About Hummingbird

Hummingbird Ltd. (Nasdaq: HUMC, Toronto: HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.

Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,400 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit

About 5280 Solutions

5280 Solutions, LLC, a Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) company, is an award-winning systems integration and software development organization with an international client base. Uconnect(R) is an industry proven integration solution that has been independently tested and certified by Microsoft. 5280 Solutions is a leading Hummingbird Alliance Partner and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. 5280 Solutions excels in providing complete Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that are fully-integrated into an enterprise to increase end-user satisfaction and productivity. For more information, visit .

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SOURCE 5280 Solutions, LLC

Ben Kiser, +1-402-458-3024, for 5280 Solutions, LLC

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