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Lynx Technology, one of the UK's leading
independent providers of e-solutions, services and support, has been
appointed the first authorised business partner in the UK for Cable &
Wireless a-Services Application Services Provision.

Application Service Provision is the rental of remotely hosted
applications which means that businesses can benefit from:

· the latest computer technology without tying up capital

· quality, reliability and security

· real-time software upgrades

· 24 hour IT support

· flexibility to grow their IT as they grow their business

Cable & Wireless a-Services offers end-to-end hosted business
application services enabled by Compaq hardware and powered by The first product available from Cable & Wireless a-
Services via Lynx is called a-Workspace and is a "pay as you grow" IT
solution which packages Compaq iPAQ Internet PCs, Microsoft Office and
Exchange software, support and Internet connectivity for a monthly fee.

Graham Wallace, Chief Executive, Cable & Wireless plc has said, "With
Cable & Wireless a-Services, small and medium sized British businesses
can - for the first time - access an entire IT infrastructure - the
network, the hardware, the software, and the services - from a single
provider at a price they can afford. a-Services provides real business
benefits to our customers and is an excellent example of value added
service delivered over our IP infrastructure."

Lynx was chosen as Cable & Wireless a-Services first authorised full
service partner in the UK because of its status as a Compaq Systems
Service Provider, plus its proven track record and breadth of experience
in providing high level infrastructure implementation and support
services to medium and large businesses.

Commenting on Lynx Technology's appointment, Paul Edgeley, managing
director of Lynx said, "Our partnership with Cable & Wireless a-Services
gives us the opportunity to break into the ASP space quickly, as part of
the strongest offering in the market. As an a-Solutions Provider with
Cable & Wireless a-Services, our customers get access to a global, end-
to-end ASP offering unmatched in the industry; we build longer-lasting
relationships with those customers and position ourselves to be a leader
in this new and exciting market."

Lynx Technology recently opened its own hosting facility adding secure
hosting to its industry leading-portfolio of e-solutions and services.
This hosting facility delivers complementary ASP solutions to Cable &
Wireless a-Services offerings, providing line of business applications
such as ERP, payroll and CRM together with e-business and commerce
services. To find out more - call Lynx on 01773 882000.

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Lynx 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, delivery, 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 Central
Operational Support and Hosting Centre in Sheffield. Lynx is a Compaq
Systems Service Provider and Solutions Delivery Partner, Intershop
Professional Solutions Provider, Microsoft Solutions Provider Partner,
Citrix Gold Solutions Provider and Check Point Authorised Partner.

Cable & Wireless a-Services Background

Cable & Wireless a-Services is a global company established by Cable &
Wireless - in alliance with Compaq and Microsoft - to provide businesses
with a revolutionary new way to deploy IT and business applications.

For more information contact

Carolyn Wojtas,

Lynx Technology Ltd.,

Tel 01773 882032

or Paul Whitehead,

Western Associates PR,

Tel 01428 641413

or email:

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