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iCentera Named As Tekne Award Finalist

Premier awards program recognizes Minnesota companies and individuals for technology innovation and leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. September 18, 2006 — iCentera, the leading provider of on-demand CRM portals for effective marketing and sales communication has been named as a finalist for a 2006 Tekne Award. Minnesota's annual Tekne awards recognize companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) and Minnesota Technology, Inc. (MTI), in partnership with LifeScience Alley, join together to recognize technology innovators and leaders who have made lasting contributions to enhancing the quality of life and competitiveness of Minnesota. The awards are separated into both emerging and established company categories that recognize the best and brightest in the innovation, development, education, commercialization and management of technology.

"iCentera is honored to be acknowledged among Minnesota's technology innovators. It is a true testament to our growth as a company as well as the strength of technology companies in this state," said Craig Nelson, President and CEO of iCentera. "We are excited to receive recognition by our local colleagues and to underscore the role Minnesota is playing in the global tech space."

Kate Rubin, president of MHTA stated that "Minnesota's Tekne Award finalists are recognized as experts and innovators in their fields. Because our state is privileged to serve as a home to many leading high-tech companies, it's an honor to be singled out and named Tekne Award finalist. It's companies like iCentera that continue to make Minnesota a great place to live and work."

Wayne A. Pletcher, Ph. D., president & CEO of Minnesota Technology, Inc. added: "We are proud to honor iCentera as a 2006 Tekne Award finalist and are pleased to recognize their leadership in the industry."

The 2006 Tekne Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 26th at the Minneapolis Convention Center, beginning with a reception and silent auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

Fifty-one finalists have been named in 17 categories. A list of all finalists and categories can be found at www.tekneawards.org.

About MTI

Minnesota Technology, Inc. (MTI) helps drive the small to mid-size manufacturing sector by selling greater efficiency tools, productivity and growth solutions, and cutting edge information at competitive rates. MTI operates as a private 501(C)3 organization, collaborating with the federal government, to provide a public service that stimulates business and economic development in Minnesota's manufacturing sector. MTI's staff are competent, trained professionals with expertise in leading edge productivity tools and growth solutions, committed to making Minnesota a stronger player in the global manufacturing matrix.

About MHTA

The Minnesota High Tech Association accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public policy advocacy, member collaboration and education, and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size — involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with AeA, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. More information on the MHTA can be found at www.mhta.org.

About iCentera Corporation

iCentera is the leading provider of on-demand communication portals that drive client communication and collaboration. Within 24 hours, iCentera's hosted solution provides custom portal creation, content management, and real-time content and portal analytics so that companies can immediately improve communication with any audience, any time. Founded in 2003, iCentera delivers Portals for Mortals™, empowering customers to create portals on-demand to support critical business initiatives. Customers include: ADC, American Locker, The American Marketing Association (AMA), eCredit, Finetre, Harris Interactive, IPIX, Visto, and VNU Global Media. Partners include: The AMA and salesforce.com. The icSuite is salesforce.com sforce certified. For more information visit us at www.icentera.com