WTS's Richard Dolewski Receives 5th Consecutive Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame Award from COMMON

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WTS, Inc. announced that Richard Dolewski has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year with a Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame award from COMMON.

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We are proud to have WTS executives included as keynote speakers at user group conferences like COMMON

WTS, Inc., the leader in application hosting, managed disaster recovery, and colocation services for Oracle's JD Edwards applications, announced that Richard Dolewski, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Business Continuity Services for WTS, has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year with a Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame award from COMMON. Attendees to COMMON's Spring 2008 User Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, recognized four of Mr. Dolewski's presentations as sessions with exceptional content and delivery.

COMMON established the Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame to recognize presenters at its conferences whose sessions are exceptional in both content and delivery. Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame Awards are based on evaluation forms from conference attendees. Ratings are based on responses to questions regarding session content, the speaker's presentation skills, the speaker's ability to communicate knowledge of topic, use of training aids, and the overall rating for the session. The Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame was established in 1994.

The sessions presented by Richard Dolewski that were recognized by COMMON and their members included:
1.    Disaster Recovery Primer - Ready, Set, Plan
2.    Lost - The Aftermath of a Security Breach
3.    Conducting a Best Practices Audit of Your System i and i5/OS
4.    Installing a New i5/OS Release to Your System i

"We are proud to have WTS executives included as keynote speakers at user group conferences like COMMON," said Tom Hughes, President and CEO of WTS. "Richard's selection to COMMON's Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame demonstrates his dedication to the IBM, i5/OS community. His thorough knowledge of disaster recovery best practices and his detailed i5 systems recovery experience are invaluable to attendees of his conference sessions. Richard's history of delivering reliable disaster recovery services that eliminate the risks associated with equipment readiness, staffing availability, and data access is well demonstrated in his presentation material."

Richard's newest book titled System i Disaster Recovery Planning is available from MC Press and Amazon.com. Richard and his teams have supported over 18 computer room disaster recovery events and conducted over 200 disaster recovery tests. He is responsible for WTS' portfolio of recovery services including Recovery Plan consulting, Disaster Recovery solutions, High Systems Availability, and customized Business Continuity solutions designed for Oracle's JD Edwards software customers.

Mr. Dolewski will be a featured presenter at COMMON's 2009 Annual Conference and IT Executive Conference in Reno, Nevada from April 26-28, 2009. More about COMMON 2009 can be found at http://www.common.org/conferences/2009/annual/index.html . WTS will exhibit at this conference and can be found at booth number 119. Richard will also be a featured presenter at Collaborate 09 in Orlando, Florida from May 3-7, 2009. More about Quest International User Group's COLLABORATE 09 conference can be found at http://www.questdirect.org/QuestDirect/Events/COLLABORATE/default.aspx.htm .

WTS customers experience greater benefit and value from their JD Edwards software by leveraging WTS' expertly managed IT infrastructure and years of experience in applications management--allowing them to focus on the company's core business. WTS' leadership position can be attributed to its focus on customer satisfaction and its commitment to delivering exceptional services to companies running Oracle's JD Edwards applications.

WTS is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About WTS
WTS, Inc., the leader in application hosting and managed disaster recovery services for Oracle's JD Edwards enterprise software, provides a wide range of services for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World customers including Hosting, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Colocation, Managed Services and complementary product support. Our customers benefit from an industry-leading and proven solution that increases efficiency, enables business and technology change, and reduces IT risk. Oracle holds a significant equity interest in WTS. Founded in 1997, WTS is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, a regional office on the Oracle campus in Denver, Colorado, and data centers in Tukwila, Washington and Denver, Colorado. Additional information about WTS is available at http://www.wts.com .

About COMMON
COMMON is the world's largest users group of midrange IBM and IBM-compatible technology. The organization comprises more than 4,000 individual and corporate members. They represent more than 22,000 IT professionals involved with the Power Systems (IBM i, AIX, Linux and related solutions). For more information about COMMON, visit http://www.common.org .

About Quest International Users Group
Quest International Users Group is a global, not-for-profit association for PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Utilities applications users. As a worldwide community more than 50,000 strong, Quest and its affiliated user groups are a catalyst to maximize members' business investments through the power of our community, tools, and experiences. Quest provides a unified voice into Oracle for our entire family of users; timely, unbiased information; and networking events to benefit members' total information technology and best business practice experience. For more information about Quest, call 1.800.225.0517 or +1 859.226.4307. You can also visit our website at http://www.questdirect.org or email quest (at) questdirect (dot) org.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork:
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com

CONTACT:
Ward Quarles
Director, Marketing & Communications
WTS, Inc.
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98101
wquarles (at) wts (dot) com
303.996.3410

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