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Agilysys Receives IBM Certification for Dynamic Infrastructure Skills

March 5, 2009

Now Part of IBM’s Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program

CLEVELAND, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, announced it is one of the first IBM Solution Providers to gain certification in IBM’s new Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program. Through the program, Agilysys will work with IBM to help customers build a new, more dynamic infrastructure that will bring more intelligence, automation, integration and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds.

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The program is designed to enable customers to use powerful computing systems to manage and gain insight from an increasing number of things in their physical infrastructure that are being instrumented with intelligent sensors. IDC estimates the market opportunity for the software, servers, technologies and services to manage the world’s converged IT and physical infrastructure to be $122 billion by 2012.

With this evolution, Agilysys’ participation in the Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program better positions them to assist businesses in managing challenges presented by today’s globally integrated planet. Agilysys is able to deepen its skills in areas such as system architecture and project management, and these enhanced skills will enable Agilysys to more accurately respond to their customers’ multi-faceted IT challenges and help customers with the creation of dynamic infrastructures.

“This is an exciting time for both Agilysys and IBM,” said Lou Sciacchetano, vice president of sales for Agilysys IBM Technology Solutions. “Our customers depend on us to provide guidance on their IT infrastructures and our ever-growing knowledge and skill will better position us to continue to offer industry-leading solutions. IBM has hit the mark with their Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program and we are honored to have achieved entrance into this select group.”

“The program is part of IBM’s company-wide Dynamic Infrastructure strategy, designed to help our valued partners expand their data center business,” said Mike Gerentine, vice president, IBM Global Business Partners Channels and Solutions Marketing. “By providing our partners with a roadmap and our support, we are working with them to develop the skills for mutual growth and profitability.”

In order to achieve this certification, Agilysys has invested many hours in IBM training classes; achieved brand, system architecture and project management based certifications; and built new offerings to help customers evaluate their environments and implement robust solutions for their dynamic infrastructure environments.

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology — including hardware, software and services — to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

    PR Contact:
    Maureen Morreale, Agilysys, Inc., 440-519-8161,
    maureen.morreale@agilysys.com

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