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16th March 2001: Lynx Technology, one of the UK's leading independent
providers of IT services, solutions and support, is building a new
managed services and hosting facility in Sheffield.

The 31,000 sq ft centre, which represents a multi-million pound
investment, underlines Lynx's evolution into a fully-fledged e-solutions
partner. The centre extends Lynx's range of secure, reliable and cost-
effective hosting services, designed for companies ranging from
independent software vendors (ISVs) to large corporates.

The site is at Barlborough Links near Sheffield, with easy access from
junction 30 of the M1. Building will be completed in early 2002. "In
2000, we established a hosting centre adjacent to our Software and
Remote Support Centre in Sheffield," says Paul Edgeley, managing
director of Lynx Technology. "The new centre builds on these
capabilities still further. We've never been complacent, and realise we
must continue to offer customers more - in particular, the many
companies that want a safe, secure and cost-efficient way to roll out
business solutions and services to end users."

Lynx hosting clients currently include Bankhall Investment Associates
and its business portal IFAengine.com, Coral's payroll ASP solution and
PolicyMaster's MediQuote.

Mark Howarth, Lynx hosting solutions business manager, says, "With this
purpose-built facility, dedicated to hosting, managed services and
disaster recovery, we can offer enormous capacity, high availability and
a wide range of fully fault-tolerant IT services. For example, with
hardware and software specialists on site 24x7, we can guarantee
complete accessibility to server and network support services. Business
continuity will be assured by the building of a secondary hosting
premises to deliver continued operation or disaster recovery in the
event that the primary hosting centre becomes inoperable.

"ISVs are very important to Lynx," he continues. "Our role is to provide
a secure, professionally-managed environment to help them extend their
business, exploit market opportunities and achieve their full potential.
ISVs can use Lynx's expertise and hosting infrastructure to make the
most of their own skills and services - branding our hosting facilities
as part of their own offering, if required - and so reach more
customers.

"A flexible range of service options means any Lynx customer, whether
service provider or corporate end user, can access solutions that meet
all of their hosting and ASP needs - for line-of-business applications
and e-commerce solutions, plus office automation applications using the
Cable & Wireless a-Services model."

Paul Edgeley adds, "We believe Lynx is the only company to offer
complete hosting and managed services solutions, designed to meet the
needs of today's information-centric end users and to support ISVs and
ASPs in the seamless provision of e-business and line-of-business
applications. As a fully-fledged hosting service provider (HSP) and
application infrastructure provider (AIP), we're delivering fully
managed solutions that help companies to achieve their business goals
more effectively - whoever they are, and whatever those goals may be."

Lynx hosting and managed services:

Secure, environmentally controlled and protected facilities, staffed by
expert engineers and support personnel, enable organisations to run
business applications services with high performance, high availability
and in a cost-effective way.

· 24/7 availability, Internet connectivity and fully redundant internal
network to customer hosting applications

· 24/7 access to server, network and application support specialists

· 24/7 building security surveillance

· 24/7 network and equipment monitoring with integrated alert management

· Fully redundant power distribution, UPS and generator backup, fully
redundant air conditioning system, early warning fire detection, heat
and moisture sensors

Lynx Technology's e-solutions portfolio:

· e-infrastructure: a one-stop shop for enterprise solution delivery for
line of business applications, server platform architectures and
application management

· e-networking: intelligent networking solutions that deliver
application performance across the enterprise and the wider Internet

· e-security: complete security protection for network access control,
content management, secure Internet tunnelling and bandwidth management

· hosting and ASP: advanced hosting environments and facilities
management for business applications, integrated with high availability
support and management services

· managed services: proactive management of enterprise environments
including high availability hardware/software support, helpdesks and
remote control, network management and performance monitoring

· e-development: Web-based application solutions for e-commerce, e-
business, knowledge management, customer relationship management (CRM),
intranets, extranets and more

Further information from Carolyn Wojtas, Lynx Technology - Tel: 01773
882032 or e-mail carolynw@lynxtec.com


Background

Lynx Technology Ltd is part of Lynx Group plc. As a proven and
established IT services partner, Lynx Technology delivers the most
robust, secure and reliable e-solutions and e-business infrastructures
available today. The company has demonstrable expertise in e-solutions
design, deployment, hosting, ASP, implementation, security, support,
maintenance and remote management.

Technical services in the UK are provided through Lynx Technology's head
office in Derbyshire, plus eight regional sites including a Managed
Services and Hosting Centre in Sheffield. Lynx is a Compaq Systems
Service Provider and Solutions Delivery Partner, Cable & Wireless a-
Services Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Gold Solutions
Provider and Check Point Authorised Partner. It also enjoys a close
working relationship with many other leading IT, communications and
Internet companies, including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, PSINet, and UUNet.

Lynx Technology employs 400 people nation-wide and, with a Group
turnover in excess of £(pounds sterling)250M, is well established,
financially stable and secure.



For more information, contact:

Carolyn Wojtas at Lynx Technology - Tel: 01773 882032 or e-mail
carolynw@lynxtec.com


Or Paul Whitehead at Western Associates PR - Tel: 01428 641413
or email paul@western-pr.demon.co.uk


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