CompUSA Launches Free ``Put Technology to Work'' Seminars to Help Local Small and Medium Businesses: Nationwide Educational Events Provide Businesses with Important Technology Information, Enabling Smaller Companies to be more Efficient, Effective and Competitive

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Giving small and medium businesses the technology and services they need to more efficient and stay one step ahead of the competition is a top priority for CompUSA. As part of its goal to become the leading technology source for small and medium businesses, CompUSA today announced the launch of free monthly "Put Technology to Work" seminars to help educate business customers.

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Our goal is to provide complete solutions and we have a great deal of information we want to share free of charge to help these business succeed.

    CompUSA's business services team has designed customized seminars for small businesses with 1-19 employees and events for medium-sized businesses with 20-100 employees. The seminars will educate businesses on important technology topics such as Mobility, Licensing, Disaster Preparedness and other issues that can impact success and profitability.

"We are constantly looking at new ways to bring greater resources and innovative technology into the small and medium business marketplace and believe the technology seminars at our CompUSA stores will provide great value to our customers," said Bob Sayewitz, senior director of commercial and business services of CompUSA. "Our goal is to provide complete solutions and we have a great deal of information we want to share free of charge to help these business succeed."

The upcoming free events will be held at the training centers located in the CompUSA stores nationwide. Businesses can make a reservation to attend an upcoming event or obtain more information by visiting http://www.compusabusiness.com or by visiting a local store.

Wednesday, August 29: Mobility

Small Businesses: "Going Mobile" will provide an introduction to Microsoft mobility software to help businesses stay connected while out of the office. The seminar will discuss the use of MS Windows, Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and Blackberry Express Server for Small Business.

Medium-sized Businesses: "Advanced Business Mobility" will be an expanded version of "Going Mobile" and provide a thorough explanation of advanced systems for mobile productivity, like Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Blackberry Enterprise Server and Windows Mobile 6.0. Businesses will be able to gain insight into VPN connectivity, enterprise wireless solutions and other mobility issues.

Thursday, September 20: Licensing

Small Businesses: "How to Save Money with Licensing" will cover desktop and licensing solutions and will educate businesses on commercial-grade products, such as the benefits of a commercial-grade desktop.

Medium-sized Businesses: "Minimizing Technology Costs" will be an in-depth look at licensing and will cover imaging, asset-tagging, and configuration. More information about these events will be posted on http://www.compusabusiness.com.

CompUSA's History in Serving Small Businesses

CompUSA has served small business customers since 2001 when it launched its in-store business centers to provide support for business customers. In 2006, CompUSA continued its leadership in serving small businesses when it became the first retailer to offer volume licensing to be transacted at retail, with the early availability of Microsoft Windows Vista Business for business customers. In April, through its partnership with Microsoft, CompUSA launched a first-of-its-kind program, CompUSA TechPro Business Providers, which connects CompUSA customers with local technology providers who are Microsoft Small Business Specialists and can provide reliable technical service and support.

About CompUSA

CompUSA Inc., a Dallas-based company, is one of the nation's leading retailers and business resellers of technology products and services, including computers, notebooks, software, games, electronics and more.

CompUSA operates 103 locations in 68 markets in 39 states across the nation and in Puerto Rico. In addition, CompUSA's Web site, http://www.compusa.com, offers an assortment of more than 80,000 items.

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