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Optimus Solutions Breaks into VARBusiness 500

Revenue Growth Rockets Optimus To The Top 500 NORCROSS, GEORGIA -- (July 09, 2001) -- Optimus Solutions, a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions, announces their tremendous growth has earned the company a debut ranking of 327th among the top 500 Value Added Resellers of Information Technology (IT) by VAR Business magazine, a leading trade publication. These “VARBusiness 500” represent the computing industry’s leading solution providers in North America, generating a combined $280 billion in fiscal 2000 sales. Optimus Solutions posted revenues of $77M in 2000, a 79% increase over the prior year; a 1300% growth in revenues from 1998 to 2000. The 2001 revenue forecast is $110M dollars. The firm’s inventory levels of enterprise IT equipment, exceeding $10 million, support Optimus’ continuing climb up the VARBusiness 500. “With an aggressive growth plan in place, Optimus will continue to outpace the competition,” says Mark Metz, CEO of Optimus Solutions. “ I believe it has been our employees’ innovative and dedicated approach to the business that has allowed us to achieve so much in just under three years in the industry.” Optimus continues to develop strategic partnerships with leading technology providers to extend comprehensive solutions to meet customers’ ever-changing IT requirements. Relationships with IBM, Hitachi, Cisco and VERITAS enable Optimus to provide customized technology solutions, such as Storage Area Networking (SAN), and e-Business solutions based on Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere. Optimus has also developed a highly certified professional services organization, providing end-to-end solution implementation and project staffing capabilities to complement customer initiatives. VARBusiness, with circulation over 100,000, is the leading magazine covering strategy and technology trends for the architects of the Digital Economy. It covers topics of interest to the many different solutions providers, including application service providers (ASPs), Internet service providers (ISPs), e-business consultants, IT consultants, Web integrators and developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and interactive agencies, as well as other types of providers and traditional resellers of hardware. ABOUT OPTIMUS SOLUTIONS Optimus Solutions is an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider with an emphasis on enterprise systems integration and infrastructure design. The firm has specific expertise in high availability servers, server consolidation, and Storage Area Network (SAN) design. Optimus guides customers through financial options for acquiring and managing the life cycle of computer technology. These financial options include lease, loan, and rental. Optimus Solutions is the third fastest growing private company in Atlanta in 2001, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and CEO Mark Metz won the title Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded by an independent panel sponsored by Ernst & Young. Optimus is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for IBM systems and software (RS/6000, AS/400, Storage, and Netfinity), VERITAS, and Hitachi. The firm carries over $10 million of pre-owned Sun, HP, IBM and Cisco equipment that serve immediate customer needs. The company headquarters is Norcross, GA. 

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