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Optimus Solutions Rises to 186 on VARBusiness 500 List of Top IT Solutions Providers

Optimus Outperforms The Growth Of Top Firms By Eleven Times, Rising 52 Places

NORCROSS, GEORGIA -- (June 30, 2003) -- Optimus Solutions, a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions, announces rising to a rank of 186 in the annual VARBusiness 500 list of top IT solutions providers. This is their fourth consecutive climb up the list. The firm's 22% increase in revenues, to $124 million in 2002, is eleven times the average of the companies on the VARBusiness 500. Optimus attributes growth to stronger partner relationships, such as with IBM; a 25% increase in the number of mid-market customers; acquisition of Chicago-based Aspen Consulting; and the performance of the company's Information Technology (IT) Services Group, especially in hot areas, such as information security, storage management and Web-enabled solutions.

"Once again, everyone at Optimus Solutions is excited to be recognized for our excellence in enterprise technology solutions, which significantly impacts our customers by providing them with a competitive advantage," says Mark Metz, CEO and president of Optimus Solutions.

The VARBusiness 500 list is a compilation of the largest systems integrators and solution providers in North America, based on research conducted by the magazine, with circulation over 100,000, and Harte-Hanks, a technology-focused research firm.

According to VARBusiness "the solution providers that adapted their business models to reflect the tougher market conditions have turned the corner, rising out of the doldrums and seeing profitability - these are the companies that comprise the Top 500."

Optimus Solutions conducted seminars with vendors IBM and Oracle, on security and Web services, targeted at the mid-market. Creative system and network designs with complementary financing enabled customers to improve operations with disaster recovery, server consolidation, mobile workforce solutions, and Web services. Optimus continues to develop strategic partnerships with leading technology providers to extend comprehensive solutions to meet customers' ever-changing IT requirements.

Optimus' IT services are key to providing complete solutions for their customers. Expert teams develop, implement, and execute solutions, such as security strategies that comply with various new industry regulations, and compliance requirements. The team's methodology is comprised of audit and assessment of current information infrastructures.


As part of the $124M Optimus Holding Company (OHC, LLC group), Optimus Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise Information Technology solutions including systems, storage, and software enhanced by a complete range of integration and consulting services. Optimus has been featured in Computer Reseller News list of Top 25 Rising Stars, is ranked number 186 in VARBusiness magazine's VARBusiness 500, and was the sixteenth fastest-growing private company in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2002. For additional information, contact Optimus Solutions.