PR Newswire: DecisionOne and VA Research Linux Systems Sign Letter of Intent To Form Technical Support Alliance

“DecisionOne Corporation and VA Research Linux Systems (VA)
today signed a letter of intent for DecisionOne to provide twenty
four-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week North American support for VA’s
enterprise Linux solutions. Details are expected to be finalized
within the next 30 days. The alliance will enable VA to scale its
nationwide support to its thousands of existing customers and its
growing base of enterprise Linux users.”

“DecisionOne’s national enterprise-class support and service
infrastructure will enable VA to leverage its Linux technology
leadership and expertise to support the growing community of
enterprise Linux users. DecisionOne technical personnel are
undergoing extensive training from VA on the Linux operating system
and will provide around-the-clock hardware and software support
services to ensure that Linux’s scalability and reliability meets
the needs of its enterprise customers.”

“Employing more than 5,500 people, DecisionOne is the largest
independent provider of multivendor computer maintenance and
technology support services in North America. Headquartered near
Philadelphia, PA, the Company provides services for a broad range
of computing environments, from the data center to the desktop,
through one of the industry’s largest service infrastructures.
DecisionOne has an impressive roster of customers, representing
more than 40 percent of Fortune 1000 companies. DLJ Merchant
Banking Partners II, a unit of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette,
Inc., controls 88 percent of DecisionOne’s common stock.
DecisionOne stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol DOCI (As previously announced, DecisionOne stock will move
to the Nasdaq SmallCap Market in the near future.) More information
on DecisionOne services can be found on the Company’s web site at


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