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*Managed IT Services could save your company from going under*

London – October 6th, 2008 – The Credit Crunch could mean the end for companies with unmanaged IT systems according to IT Lab, the UK’s fastest growing IT services company for the SME market. Without a fully managed service many companies will become victims as they struggle to control all aspects of their business. Working with a specialist provider who offers a fully managed service on a pay-as-you-go contract could ensure many businesses remain able to compete.

It is critical businesses concentrate on their core objectives. In the current economic climate, it’s imperative they don’t spread themselves too thin by worrying about areas that could easily be outsourced to a more cost-effective third party expert.

Dominic Monkhouse, managing director, IT Lab, explains: “Due to the credit-crunch, many companies might consider holding off on upgrading or renewing part or all of their IT systems. But this could be a dangerous move! IT is now a vital element within nearly all UK business. Allowing it to stagnate represents a serious risk, especially at a time when competitive advantage is everything. The answer is to move to a managed IT service hosted by an expert provider. So instead of owning and maintaining hardware and software in your office, you now have access to the very best technology, security and back up. Additionally, you’ll also get 24/7 access to engineers and the very latest IT breakthroughs, but, most importantly, you’ll end up saving money!”

IT Lab believes that using a hosting solution doesn’t just provide financial savings. Companies get the security of knowing that their information is stored in the best data centres. When protected against hackers, hosted data can be made available anywhere in the world to enhance collaboration and commercial reach. Nowadays any data or software imaginable can be hosted in a managed environment. For example, Software as a Service (SaaS) can improve efficiency right across the board, from Windows Operating Systems to CRM, accounts to bespoke database packages.

Monkhouse concludes: “But, don’t forget that any expert provider should also be able to wrap all of these managed IT services in the very best customer service. Don’t just accept bad service as the norm. Use a reliable provider able to manage your entire IT solution, leaving you free to concentrate on your primary concerns and weather the storm in these difficult economic times.”

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For more information, please contact:

Emily Gallagher emily.gallagher@IT or 00353851664255

Notes to Editors:

IT Lab, founded in 1998, serves over500 SME clients across London, the Midlands and the South West. Priding itself on what it calls ‘Service Obsession™’ its mission is to transform IT from a drudging cost into a genuine competitive advantage for its clients. With IT Lab, it’s not all about the technology - though of course, it has many experts - it’s about providing a solution that is packed with Service Obsession™.

An IT department if a company doesn’t have one, more horse power if it does. Its main support services consist of: Support2.0, a strategic IT service for business; IT Lab Direct, a pay as you go IT support service; and IT manager support, offering additional support to clients who already have their own internal IT provision. Additionally it provides expert services in business applications, database/software development, CRM & ERP solutions, web development, advanced security solutions, internet connectivity and VoIP.

From its HQ in Farringdon, IT Lab delivers truly Service Obsessed™ Support. It achieves this by hiring the right people, creating a mind blowing place to work and creating a truly amazing range of services. To find out more about this unique culture visit http://www.IT

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