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Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI.), has announced expanded service offerings for System i users with the release of VAI's Service Bundles. The Service Bundles, prepackaged groups of services required in today's technology environment, include technical support and consultation for issues pertaining to network security, performance tuning, operating system upgrades and e-business integration.

VAI's eight Service Bundle packages include fixed pricing, discrete deliverables, and defined completion dates:

·        IBM i5/OS On-Site Upgrade-VAI helps System i users maintain a current IBM operating system (OS) environment.

·        Remote PTF Installation-VAI designed this bundle to assist companies with i5/OS maintenance.

·        S2K WMS and RF Analysis-VAI offers a warehouse management system (WMS) and wireless radio frequency (RF) package to analyze and survey warehouses.

·        Infrastructure and Security Assessment-VAI provides this service to assess infrastructure and operating systems vulnerabilities.

·        IBM i5/OS Performance Tuning and Analysis-This service package is designed to identify performance issues related to hardware and software resource utilization.

·        Ariba Punch-Out Quick Start-VAI offers Ariba service-based solutions to streamline prospecting-to-payment cycle transactions.

·        Web Consulting Quick Start-VAI specializes in professional Web design and Web site development services and this package includes a review of online business goals, establishment of branding and marketing objectives design content analysis and search engine optimization (SEO) recommendations.

·        S2K Enterprise Portal Jump Start-VAI's S2K Enterprise Portal, powered by IBM WebSphere Portal software, provides a complete application to build flexible, SOA-based solutions.

Dan Bivona, VAI sales director, said, "VAI is dedicated to providing practical solutions and services for IBM System i users. Our unique, hands-on experience with customers and vendors has endowed us with the experience and capabilities to conduct business and technical solutions. We have developed these Service Bundles to augment our IT solution, utilizing VAI's capabilities to service our clients' hardware and software needs."

John McKinnon, director of operations at Ace Surgical, commented, "Ace Surgical recently turned to VAI for assistance when our server failed and were surprised when the company's CIO, Kevin Beasley, arrived to offer support and advice. With the help of VAI Sales Director Dan Bivona, the two worked all night to restore our operating system. In addition, VAI Hardware Specialist John Muoio helped expedite delivery of a new IBM System i platform to replace our old iSeries and implement a comprehensive backup and data recovery process. VAI's outstanding customer support and thorough understanding of the IBM platform is a valuable tool for any company, large or small, in the development of a complete IT strategy."

About VAI

VAI is an IBM Premier Business Partner and an award-winning software developer. Designed for the mid-range market, its S2K Enterprise is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, metals, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Pro, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI has its headquarters in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Newport Beach, and Oroville, Calif. For more information, contact 800-824-7776 or visit http://www.vai.net/?cid=Exservices.

VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM, Business Analytics and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Fla., Chicago, Ill., and Oroville, Calif. For more information, contact Diane Dady at 800-824-7776, ext. 236 or visit www.vai.net.

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