July 1, 2008

Laurus Technologies Ranked Among North America’s Top 500 Technology Integrators By VARBusiness

Laurus Technologies, Inc., a privately-held Itasca, Ill.-based consulting and technology solutions provider, has been recognized by Everything Channel's VARBusiness magazine as one of North America's top technology integrators. Laurus Technology placed number 384 in the 14th annual VARBusiness 500 ranking.

The VAR 500 list details the leading revenue producers among technology integrators and technology Solution Provider organizations in North America. The list's ranking is based on gross worldwide revenue of hardware and software sales, as well as earnings from professional and managed information technology (IT) services.

"The indirect sales channel for technology products and services drives two-thirds of all technology sales in the U.S., and the Solution Providers who make up the channel are the primary influencers of business technology decision making. This is why the VAR 500 is such an important list, because these are the top Solution Providers in the industry, and we salute each of them for their stellar performance," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

Laurus Technologies' customers see value in the firm's strong commitment to client service, investment in engineering staff, and ability to drive cost out of business operations. The result is a loyal customer base that relies on the firm for help in assessing and managing IT infrastructure needs. Laurus is also called on to aid in implementing complex solutions for governance, risk and compliance, enterprise data management (EDM), and technical talent requirements.

"We're honored and proud to be a member of the VARBusiness 500," said Laurus Chief Executive Officer John Udelhofen. "This award represents the efforts of our team's hard work in ensuring our customers have the technology, services and expert support to achieve their business goals. I applaud our team's commitment in helping Laurus achieve this important recognition."

The complete listing of the VARBusiness 500 was published in the May 26, 2008 issue of the business magazine that provides strategic insight for technology integrators.

To complete the 2008 ranking of the 500 largest North American solution providers, system integrators, VARs and IT consultants, companies were asked to complete an online questionnaire to determine prequalification. In February 2008 VARBusiness conducted extensive research and analyzed the data. Independent data sourcing (e.g., SEC filings, annual reports, etc.) also was conducted. Finalists were ranked according to their fiscal year 2007 revenue, based only on their reseller-related services business.

Laurus Technologies, Inc.

Laurus Technologies (www.laurustech.com) is an IT consulting and systems integration firm helping customers solve their most pressing business challenges from needs assessment through implementation. Laurus listens to client needs and partners to develop technology strategies that align with their business objectives. Laurus people are experts in managing today's increasingly complex IT infrastructure.

Based in suburban Chicago, Laurus serves customers in the Midwest and beyond. Laurus employs nearly 100 people in its offices in Itasca, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Denver.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com/, http://www.channelweb.com/)

Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel) serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.