Logicalis Enhances Mainframe Expertise With RSM Partners

By Logicalis Uk, PRNE
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Alliance Offers Complementary Services for Evolution of Mainframe Technologies

SLOUGH, England, November 29, 2010 - International solutions provider, Logicalis (www.uk.logicalis.com/
), today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with IBM System z
specialists RSM Partners (www.rsmpartners.com/). The relationship
builds on Logicalis' established IBM System z hardware capabilities which,
coupled with RSM's service and software delivery credentials, will give
customers access to an enhanced range of support services and expertise to
improve the performance of, and evolve, their mainframe architectures.

The alliance is reciprocal, enabling customers of RSM Partners to benefit
from Logicalis' mainframe heritage, as well as its comprehensive range of
infrastructure solutions and cloud services portfolio.

Simon Daykin, CTO at Logicalis, comments, "Mainframe technology continues
to underpin many of the world's business systems, especially in the financial
sector. Mutual partnerships such as this enable us to provide high quality
consultancy and support to customers, and make certain our portfolios reflect
the evolution of mainframe technologies as efficiently as possible.

"The alliance with RSM Partners extends our capability to tailor System z
strategy and execution, and ensures we continue to deliver efficiencies,
control costs, improve security and business flexibility, better manage data
and mitigate risk for our customers."

The alliance will help enterprises fully unlock the potential for
economic and performance benefits of the mainframe. In addition to solution
design and assurance, the alliance delivers extensive service capabilities
across the entire System z portfolio including 24 x7 support, software
upgrades and migration, technical training, software portfolio reviews, and
ongoing health checks across security, storage, and performance.

About RSM Partners Ltd

RSM Partners lead the way in the UK with their specialised focus on the
IBM System z platform. Delivering independent high calibre expertise and
advice spanning the network and associated hardware, the z/OS operating
system, the various subsystems and associated middleware.

Over the years, RSM has become a valuable ally for many in the System z
arena. Consistently delivering a quality approach: whether specific skills
and resources; technical consultancy; support services; niche software or

Highly valued across the industry, both by vendors and clients alike, RSM
Partners is renowned for its assured handling of software migrations; the
implementation and leveraging of both IBM & 3rd party z software; and
delivery of training.

For more information please visit www.rsmpartners.com

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and
communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior
breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data
centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly
trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex
ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public
sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships
with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1 billion, from
operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is
fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution
integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion
revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges.

For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com

    For further information please contact:
    Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy
    Cohesive Communications
    T: +44(0)-1291-626200
    E: logicalis@cohesive.uk.com

For further information please contact: Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy, Cohesive Communications, T: +44(0)-1291-626200, E: logicalis at cohesive.uk.com

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