Verizon Information Technologies to Provide World-Class Data Center Hosting

NEW YORK - eMac Digital has signed a five-year software hosting and support contract with Velocity Outsourcing, which is powered by Verizon Information Technologies. The agreement was signed between Velocity Outsourcing and eMac Digital's FSC subsidiary, a leading provider of restaurant-focused technology solutions and business services to the global food service industry.

eMac selected Velocity Outsourcing to provide application management, help-desk support and client relationship services for Lawson software and other related applications. Lawson Software announced in April of this year that it has selected Velocity Outsourcing as its preferred hosting partner for the Lawson Software complete suite of enterprise resource applications.

"We are very pleased to welcome eMac Digital to the growing list of companies that are selecting Velocity as Lawson's new preferred hosting provider," said Tom Bruno, president and CEO of Velocity Outsourcing. "eMac joins a growing class of savvy businesses that are now actively seeking to leverage the benefits of technology outsourcing. By selecting Velocity powered by Verizon, eMac has ensured that its end-customers will receive superior service levels and the peace of mind that comes as a result of hosting solutions with a viable and secure provider."

Verizon Information Technologies Inc. will provide IT infrastructure and backbone network services to deliver turnkey human resources and financials application services for FSC's rapidly expanding base of multi-unit restaurant chains.

About Velocity Outsourcing

Velocity Outsourcing, LLC is a leading provider of enterprise application outsourcing services and now serves as Lawson Software's preferred provider of managed hosting solutions. By leveraging a 15-year relationship with Lawson and Verizon's world-class telecommunications services and facilities, Velocity has created a powerful outsourcing solution for Lawson Software customers. Velocity is a subsidiary of top-ranked accounting and advisory firm, Eisner LLP, headquartered in New York City. For additional information about Velocity, please visit

About Verizon Information Technologies Inc.

Verizon Information Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), an industry-leading provider of telecommunications products and services. Verizon Information Technologies markets and sells enterprise infrastructure outsourcing services, delivered with a record of quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company supports customers across a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing. In addition to data processing outsourcing, Verizon also provides an award-winning national help desk, supporting customers 24x7x365. For more information on Verizon IT, visit www.verizonIT.com.

About eMac Digital

eMac was formed to serve the worldwide foodservice industry with innovative technologies and services that save time and money while improving operations. Today, eMac has a diverse, international customer base encompassing more than 30 quick service and table service restaurant brands accounting for more that 4,000 store locations in 33 countries. Customers include McDonald's, Applebee's, Domino's, Hardee's, KFC, Pizza Hut and other well-known multi-unit companies. eMac's point of sale offering was recently selected as the next generation point of sale system for McDonald's. eMac is privately owned and has operations in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Wichita, Kansas; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Singapore. eMac is the US restaurant industry's leading provider of outsourced accounting, payroll and management information, through its Franchise Services Company (FSC) subsidiary.

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