Group Logic Partners with Leading IT & Services Provider Jigsaw Systems

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[prMac.com] Arlington, VA - Group Logic, the leading provider of Mac/Windows connectivity solutions, and a founding member of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, an organization that supports the integration of Macs into Windows-based environments, announced today its partnership with Jigsaw Systems, the UK's largest reseller of Apple business productivity solutions and services. Jigsaw becomes the premier reseller in the UK for ExtremeZ-IP, Group Logic's leading file and print sharing solution for Mac desktops and Windows servers. The partnership establishes Group Logic as a major presence in the UK and further expands an aggressive worldwide reseller strategy that appoints key partners and distributors as Premier Resellers.

Jigsaw is the UK's top supplier of specialist IT products and services in the creative and education industries and leads the market in Mac and Windows integration solutions. Jigsaw's experience and hardware product portfolio and solutions positions the company to effectively deliver ExtremeZ-IP to Group Logic's target customer base. An HP Preferred Partner and Apple Solution expert, Jigsaw will provide integration expertise with ExtremeZ-IP to offer customers an optimal cross-platform network solution. In addition, Jigsaw's technical staff are all trained Apple certified engineers and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs), providing local experience and expertise and adding value to the distribution and support of ExtremeZ-IP to both existing and future customers.

"Jigsaw's expertise in integrating Macs and Windows makes them an ideal premier reseller for Group Logic. Their long and successful track record of delivering integrated solutions will be strengthened by the advantage of delivering ExtremeZ-IP to thousands of UK businesses," said T. Reid Lewis, President and CEO of Group Logic. "Jigsaw's commitment to providing the best in technical expertise and solid product foundation aligns with our core customer values. This partnership builds on the solid foundation for our global reseller partner program. "

"Group Logic's comprehensive and reliable print and file sharing solution will be a valuable asset to our product portfolio as our customer base in the creative industry grows," said Martin Stinchcombe, Technical Manager of Jigsaw. "Businesses in this market collaborate daily in mixed platform environments, and they require access to solutions that support seamless file and print sharing between Mac desktops and Windows servers. ExtremeZ-IP represents the most compatible and stable file and print sharing solution on the market and that, coupled with our advanced technology and reliable integration, presents us with a powerful new offering for our customers."

The partnership with Jigsaw establishes the first premier reseller in the UK under Group Logic's tiered partnership strategy. Premier resellers work directly with Group Logic sales and technical staff to deliver best-in-class support to existing customers and prospects, receiving sales and technical training to enable them to provide top-level pre- and post- sales support. Group Logic is establishing Premier Resellers across the globe to ensure its ExtremeZ-IP products and services are delivered with uniform quality worldwide.

Group Logic offers two complementary product lines:

MassTransit Product Line: Enterprise software solution proven to transform digital file transfers into strategic business processes. MassTransit increases productivity and empowers users to manage all aspects of the file transfer process by simplifying the exchange of digital files, ensuring accountability and providing visibility into the entire process.

ExtremeZ-IP Product Line: ExtremeZ-IP is the proven standard and most trusted solution for file and print sharing between Mac desktops and Windows servers, delivering no-compromise access and providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP delivers reliable integration between Mac desktops and Windows servers, creating a single-point of management for enterprise-wide printing.

About Jigsaw Systems Ltd
Jigsaw is a leading provider of IT solutions, consultancy and support services to organisations with creative requirements and is the largest supplier of Apple and Adobe solutions in the UK. Jigsaw's product specialists, project managers and technical consultants work with a number of world-leading technology manufacturers to bring advanced solutions to both public and private sector organisations. Formed in 1992, Jigsaw's service-based strategy and value added solutions have enabled the company to grow to over 100 employees, with annual sales of 40million and a customer base of over 20,000 organisations. Customers include most of the major UK publishing, TV and film companies, top creative and advertising agencies and over 500 universities and colleges.

Group Logic is the leading provider of network software solutions that enable customers to gain strategic value, increase productivity and leverage existing infrastructure investments through enterprise file transfer and Mac/Windows connectivity solutions. With nearly 20 years of unmatched experience, Group Logic's emphasis on customer success is the very core of its business. More than 4,000 customers trust Group Logic every day to move and share their files around the world. For more information, visit Group Logic on the Web. Group Logic can also be reached at 800.476.8781 / +1.703.528.1555.

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