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Eze Castle Integration Ranked Among North America's Top Technology Integrators by VARBusiness

Boston, MA, June 2, 2008 – Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of technology and IT services to hedge funds and investment firms, has been recognized by Everything Channel’s VARBusiness magazine as one of North America’s top technology integrators.  Recognized for the third year in a row, Eze Castle moved up four spots to 391 on the VARBusiness 500 for its continued rapid growth and comprehensive service offerings for the investment industry.

Eze Castle is a trusted and recognized partner for hedge funds and investment firms, serving over 500 companies worldwide and leading the industry with comprehensive IT offerings that directly impact a fund’s bottom line.  Known for its wide range of offerings, Eze Castle partners with the world’s leading technology companies to help its client base achieve optimal results and generate strong returns.  Eze Castle is ranked on the VARBusiness 500 because of its 2007 growth, new service introductions and global expansion initiatives.

“The VARBusiness 500 ranking is a great honor that we achieve year after year because of our commitment to helping hedge funds and investment firms realize meaningful and impactful benefits using leading technologies,” said Bob Guilbert, managing director of marketing at Eze Castle Integration.  “Our clients view us as a trusted and proven partner because we execute and work every day toward our mission of being the premier provider of IT services and support in the financial industry.”

The VARBusiness 500 list ranks the biggest and best service providers in North America, highlighting the leading revenue producers within technology integrators and technology solution provider organizations. The list’s ranking is based on gross worldwide revenue of hardware and software sales, as well as earnings from professional and managed information technology services.

“The indirect sales channel for technology products and services drives two-thirds of all technology sales in the U.S., and the solution providers who make up the channel are the primary influencers of business technology decision making.  This is why the VAR 500 is such an important list, because these are the top solution providers in the industry, and we salute each of them for their stellar performance,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, of Everything Channel.

The complete listing of the VARBusiness 500 was published in the May 26, 2008 issue of the business magazine that provides strategic insight for technology integrators.  VARBusiness conducted extensive research and analyzed the data.  Independent data sourcing (e.g., SEC filings, annual reports, etc.) also was conducted.  Finalists were ranked according to their fiscal year 2007 revenue, based only on their reseller-related services business.  For more information, please visit http://www.crn.com/var/main/2008vb500.jhtml.

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, Fully Managed Suites, Telecommunications, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage, and Internet Service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Greenwich (CT) and London.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com/ , http://www.channelweb.com/ )

Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel) serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. 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.