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Agilysys Wins IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding IBM Information Infrastructure Solution

 

Leading-Edge Storage Solutions Help Growing Number of Customers Mitigate Risk


BOCA RATON, Fla. – April 10, 2008 – Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions,  has been named winner of an IBM Beacon Award for “Outstanding IBM Information Infrastructure Solution” in the annual competition honoring IBM Business Partners for their ingenuity, innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing business solutions.


Agilysys is a Premier IBM Business Partner for a number of solutions with a strong focus in IBM Storage Solutions. For the past 11 years Agilysys has developed and delivered storage-based solutions to help customers mitigate risk. The company drives growth for IBM storage technologies (Disaster Recovery, SAN Volume Controller and TotalStorage® Productivity Center) using a three-pronged strategy: dedicated storage sales and technical staff, investment in a world-class Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) and multi-dimensional marketing initiatives.


The success of Agilysys’ strategy has led to continuous steady growth in sales of IBM Storage Solutions and related services. Agilysys’ Beacon Award submission reflected their recent successes with four customers: a large multinational bank, a South Atlantic university, a Fla.-based health system and a major health insurance provider.  Agilysys and IBM were able to assist these customers to solve their most critical IT storage challenges and will work with each of them throughout the upcoming year as they continue to develop their infrastructure solutions. 


Judges commented that, “Agilysys has very strong customer references, supporting them with solutions focused on such customer-critical needs as business continuity, disaster recovery and e-discovery. They have also excelled at leveraging IBM resources and supporting a very broad span of IBM storage offerings.”


"As an IBM Beacon Award winner, Agilysys has demonstrated clear success in the deployment of solutions that help its customers manage and protect their growing information assets," said Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "Agilysys’ strong customer satisfaction and steady business growth reflect its commitment to helping businesses mitigate risk using IBM Storage Solutions."


“This award is recognition for the years of hard work Agilysys IBM Technology Solutions has invested and it demonstrates our dedication to the brand,” said Pete Coleman, executive vice president, Agilysys. “It’s an honor to be recognized as the leader that brings IBM innovation to the marketplace.”



About IBM Beacon Awards
More than 725 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected a winner and finalists for 37 award categories. These IBM Business Partners will be honored during a gala event at the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference in Los Angeles on April 30 - May 2, 2008.  For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, please visit
http://www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/pwhome.nsf/weblook/2008_awards.html.


About Agilysys, Inc.
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 Boca Raton, Fla., Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China.


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Contact:
Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161,
maureen.morreale@agilysys.com
Vikki Meldrum, Dix & Eaton on behalf of Agilysys, 216-241-3020,
vmeldrum@dix-eaton.com


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