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Data Center Strategies by Logicalis Contribute to Customer Savings of $4.5 Million in IT Infrastructure Costs, Information Week Reports

Logicalis, an international leader in high-performance technology solutions, highlighted its partnership with Valassis, a global media and marketing firm, for an article on innovative IT infrastructures. Logicalis and Valassis worked together to transform Valassis’ data center, as well as the migration of server, storage and networking systems. COLUMBUS, OH, August 10, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Logicalis, an international leader in  high-performance technology solutions, highlighted its partnership with Valassis, a global media and marketing firm, for an article on innovative IT infrastructures. Logicalis and Valassis worked together to transform Valassis’  data center, as well as the migration of server, storage and networking systems.

Valassis Chairman, President and CEO Alan F. Schultz, summed up the result of the migration in-sourcing in a quarterly statement, "We expect to begin realizing annualized cost savings of approximately $4.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2008."

Valassis IT, with the full support of senior corporate executives, decided the time had come to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of its overall data center needs and implement a strategy that would rein in the runaway operating costs, inefficiencies and risks associated with the patchwork configuration that its IT infrastructure had become over the years.

The project involved expanding Valassis’ main  data center near the Livonia, Michigan, headquarters. "Logicalis was a full-fledged partner. Their technical folks were working next to our technical folks. Their project management people were working next to our project management people," Valassis Chief Architect Bill Demsky said. "They were taking the good shifts and the bad shifts. In cases where we didn’t have the experience, they were showing us how to do it," continued Demsky.

You can find more information about how Valassis and Logicais worked together to transform the data center at http://www.us.logicalis.com/custexp_valassis.htm.

The original article, "Amidst the Gloom, How CIOs are Driving IT Infrastructure Innovation," appeared August 1, 2009 in Information Week, http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/data_centers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218900147.

For more information about Logicalis, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With more than 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP and Cisco.

Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With more than 30 offices in the United States, the company’s U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com or contact Bill Balderaz at 614-291-8456, 1750 South Telegraph Road, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.


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