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Agilysys, Inc., Named to Inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250

 List Recognizes VARs With Deep Technical Expertise and

Premier Certifications in North America

 

CLEVELAND – Feb. 24, 2011 – Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, today announced that it has been named to the inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250. The Tech Elite 250 serves as the industry's definitive list of VARs with both deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Agilysys has been recognized as a best-of-breed integrator that has invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications—including Citrix, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, HP, EMC, VMware and Cisco—in multiple areas of infrastructure for its North American customers

CRN editors worked with solution providers and outside experts to define the most important technical certifications in the market today. By mapping certifications against the key technology opportunities as defined by CRN's State of the Market, and Midmarket study, the Tech Elite 250 recognizes the VARs most committed to helping customers innovate while reducing costs.

“The Tech Elite 250 recognizes an elite group of VARs who are successfully navigating the dynamic IT channel market," said Kelley Damore, vice president–editorial director at Everything Channel. “By adapting to new customer purchasing patterns and redefining best practices, these solution providers are delivering the strategies and value customers demand to compete in today's competitive economic environment.”

Tony Mellina, Agilysys senior vice president and general manager, Technology Solutions Group, commented: “We are honored to have been acknowledged among the elite in our industry with this prestigious first-ever award, and will continue to build upon our long history of innovation and support to deliver unsurpassed value to our clients.”

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The Company uses technology—including hardware, software and services—to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The Company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.agilysys.com .

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everthingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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PR Contact:

Anita O’Malley, Agilysys, 732-692-1934, anita.omalley@agilysys.com


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