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Optimus Solutions expands service offerings with IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging solutions that extend corporate e-mail to every employee. Lotus Workplace Messaging is a J2EE-based, enterprise-wide e-mail solution targeted for workers without a dedicated computer. User examples include shop floor and retail floor workers.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWE) May 26, 2003 – Optimus Solutions, a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions, announces its selection as a launch partner for the IBM Lotus Workplace Messaging solutions that can extend corporate e-mail to every employee. The Professional Services Group at Optimus Solutions continues to expand service offerings with Lotus Workplace Messaging, a J2EE-based e-mail solution, which allows organizations to easily provide enterprise e-mail to users who are currently without a dedicated workspace or e-mail access. Shop floor or retail floor workers are good examples of staff that can benefit from corporate e-mail access through Lotus Workplace Messaging. Better communications, leveraged by the Internet, and the inherent security of Lotus Software solutions are two good reasons that many corporations are implementing Lotus Workplace Messaging.

"We're extremely pleased that Optimus Solutions is teaming with IBM, to deliver on our next generation collaboration offerings," said Ken Bisconti, Vice President, Messaging Products, IBM Lotus Software. "Optimus is one of a handful of solutions partners to be selected, trained, and pre-certified."

"We are pleased to offer IBM Lotus solutions because they deliver on innovation around standards, offer flexibility and choice, and consistently reduce customer's total cost of ownership," said Mark Metz, CEO and president. "Lotus Workplace Messaging will serve hundreds of thousands of staff - at organizations large and small that previously had no e-mail access – giving easy, direct corporate communications."

Enterprise customers can now cost-effectively extend enterprise messaging, maximizing productivity through communication with e-mail accounts for all. Administrators appreciate how LWM's patent-pending, "Just in Time Provisioning" allows adding users by simply adding them to the corporate directory. The solution plugs into existing enterprise IT infrastructure.

For users, the solution is both intuitive and easy to use. Users access e-mail through the corporate portal or a common e-mail program, such as Lotus Notes or Microsoft Outlook. They may build their own address books from a corporate list. E-mail accounts, free or from private Internet Service Providers (ISP), can have problems, such as full mailboxes that prevent message delivery, and less assurance of authorization with access controls.


Lotus software from IBM sets the standard for truly innovative software and services that reflect the brand's unique representation of the new ways individuals and businesses work together to achieve success. Lotus software is further redefining the concept of conducting business through practical knowledge management, e-business and other groundbreaking ways of connecting ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities around the world via the Internet. Lotus software is marketed in more than 80 countries worldwide through direct sales and extensive Business Partner channels. PR Contact: Michael Shamrell, IBM Media Relations, Lotus Software, (617) 693-1264/693-1779, michael_shamrell@us.ibm.com, Pager: 800-890-6172


As part of the $124M Optimus Holding Company (OHC, LLC group), Optimus Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise Information Technology solutions including systems, storage, and software enhanced by a complete range of integration and consulting services. Optimus is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for IBM systems and software (pSeries, iSeries, Storage, and Netfinity), VERITAS, Oracle, Vision, and Hitachi. Optimus offers customers comprehensive financial options for acquiring and managing the life cycle of computer technology, such as leasing, installment payment, and rental options. Optimus has been featured in Computer Reseller News list of Top 25 Rising Stars, is ranked number 238 in VAR Business magazine’s VARBusiness 500, Jezebel magazine selected Optimus as the “Top Company to Work For in Atlanta,” and was the 15th fastest growing private company in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2003. Optimus Solutions received the 2002 Entrepreneurial Success Award in Georgia from the Georgia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the SBA Entrepreneurial Success Award in the Southeast Region. For additional information, contact Optimus Solutions at 1.877.848.OPTI or http://www.OptimusSolutions.com.


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