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Eze Castle Integration Named to Everything Channel's CRN Fast Growth 100 List

Ranking Highlights Fastest Growing U.S. Solution Providers and Channel Industry Leaders

BOSTON – August 5, 2008 – Eze Castle Integration, a leading provider of technology and outsourced IT services to hedge funds and investment firms, today announced it is ranked on Everything Channel's 2008 CRN Fast Growth 100 List. The CRN Fast Growth 100 recognizes channel industry leaders that are the fastest growing solution providers in the United States.

Ranked 76 on the list, Eze Castle serves more than 500 hedge funds and investment firms worldwide as a trusted and innovative technology partner.  The company offers unparalleled IT service and support to address the complete technology lifecycle of an investment firm, ranging from day-to-day IT support to strategic IT consulting and management.  Eze Castle’s position on the list is due to its continued expansion into domestic and foreign markets, as well as its premier service offerings specifically tailored to the investment community.     

"The CRN Fast Growth 100 are the cream of the crop when it comes to Solution Providers who know how to wrap technology in world-class services offerings, and this years’ group demonstrate that the technology channel is strong and growing, regardless of surrounding economic conditions," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel editorial.

This year's 100 companies all share a passion for growing their businesses at warp speed. The CRN Fast Growth 100 are channel industry leaders, averaging two-year revenue growth (‘05-’07) of 153 percent, and average annual sales of products and services of $106 million. The five common traits that typify the CRN Fast Growth Solution Provider include: multi-vendor IT solutions, cutting-edge technologies, close customer relationships, strong sales philosophies; and business-oriented IT consulting.

“The CRN Fast Growth 100 ranking is a distinguished honor and demonstrates that our commitment to providing consistent, unrivalled service and new solutions to our clients is driving our success,” said Bob Guilbert, managing director of marketing, Eze Castle Integration.  “Our solid growth over the past two years and expansion into new regions is a true indicator of our dedication to building solid relationships with clients and peers and continuing to provide technology at the forefront of the industry.”

About Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration (www.eci.com) is the leading provider of technology and IT services to the investment industry.  The company’s products and services include Startup and Relocation, Outsourced Technology Support, Telecommunications, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage, and Internet Service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Stamford and London.

About CRN

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company’s sales.  As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With nearly 30 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals.  CRN can be found on the web at http://www.channelweb.com.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the one-stop-shop for accessing, enabling and accelerating technology sales channels.  From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with an unparallel audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels.  Through innovative sales and marketing solutions, Everything Channel arms the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.  Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.