Akibia Announces Expanded Partnership With Leading International Communications Company to Provide Data Center Support Services

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akibia, a leading provider of consulting, integration, support and managed services for data center, network, security and compliance solutions, today announced an expanded relationship with a Fortune 500 European manufacturer of mobile, fixed networks, multimedia solutions and telecom services.

Under the recently signed five-year contract, Akibia will provide 24x7 data center services for Oracle and HP servers throughout the EMEA region, including service desk support, remote technical support, onsite field support and hardware maintenance support. With this announcement, Akibia has expanded its multi-shore Infrastructure Management delivery.

During a recent review of their work, Akibia was lauded for their consistent and innovative work:

"Akibia has been a reliable partner over the past several years, and has always demonstrated an excellent level of service and support," stated a representative of the Fortune 500 Company. "We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Akibia, which will further our ability to improve efficiencies and reduce the TCO of our infrastructure."

Akibia was selected for this contract due to their flexible service models as well as the ease of having global delivery capabilities that allow a single point of contact for multiple systems and countries.

"We are excited to continue partnering with customers on data center initiatives around the globe," said Tom Tucker, President and CEO at Akibia. "This partnership furthers our growth initiatives within the European region and exemplifies Akibia's robust global delivery capabilities."

Akibia's global delivery centers include Westborough, MA; Slough, UK; Veenendaal, The Netherlands; Shanghai, China and Hyderabad, India.

About Akibia (www.akibia.com)

Akibia, a Zensar company, provides innovative Infrastructure Management solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with our customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability, reliability and performance of their data center, network and security infrastructure. Using its multi-shore capabilities, Akibia combines expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service to help IT organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies and manage risk in the data center.

About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)

Zensar Technologies is among the top 15 software services providers from India. Zensar is the world's first enterprise-wide SEI CMM Level 5 Company and was also later certified as a CMMI Level 5 Company with industry expertise that spans Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Energy and Utilities, Media and Connected Services – Government, Education and Healthcare. An RPG Group company, Zensar has more than 7000 employees with sales and operations presence across US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Middle East, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and Japan. The Company delivers comprehensive services in mission-critical applications, enterprise applications, e-business, BPO and Knowledge Services. The Company has developed tools and methodologies, including the proprietary Solution Blue Print (SBP), which enables its clients with innovative business solutions and a rapid 'go-to-market' capability. The Company supports Fortune 500 clients with software business solutions that help them compete in the digital economy.

About RPG Enterprises (www.rpg.com)

RPG Enterprises is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. With over 16 companies in its fold, the group has a strong presence in 8 business sectors. Established in 1979, RPG Enterprises is one of India's fastest growing business groups with a turnover touching 3 Billion USD. The group has more than sixteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Power, Tyre, Infrastructure, IT, Retail, Entertainment, Carbon Black and Specialty.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

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