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BCD Partners with Proximity and CSI to Bolster its Presence in the UK

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – May 7, 2012 – Business Computer Design, Int’l Inc, (www.bcdsoftware.com), the IBM i industry's most recognized application modernization solution vendor with over 30 years of market leadership, and Proximity Resourcing Ltd. / CSI Ltd., both IBM i marketplace leaders in the UK and Ireland, today announced the finalization of a strategic partnership between the companies. This partnership is intended to improve the availability of BCD's solutions in the UK and Ireland while expanding the in-demand portfolios of Proximity and CSI. With this agreement, Proximity and CSI are now BCD's exclusive UK and Ireland business partners.

Today, an increasing amount of IBM i shops in the UK and Ireland are actively pursuing modernization or web-centric development solutions to keep pace with business needs. Proximity and CSI will be the main source for product information, sales and support for companies who are on the modernization track and interested in WebSmart ILE, WebSmart PHP, Presto, Clover Query, Catapult, Nexus Portal or any other BCD solution, or those who are already using these products. Proximity and CSI, while well established in their respective specialties, share similar management.

According to Eric Figura, BCD's Director of Marketing and Sales, "We are very pleased to have formed this strategic alliance and signed this exclusive agreement. IBM i shops in the UK and Ireland will find that our joint business relationship will lead to elevated responsiveness and increased product satisfaction and support for our application modernization solutions." Proximity's Managing Director Dave Pickburn says, "IT departments in the UK like their Power Systems servers and they regard application modernization to be a top priority. We needed to be able to offer proven solutions that make the modernization process much easier and faster to implement. After careful review, the decision was unanimous to partner with BCD because of their robust product line and great reputation in the marketplace."

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About BCD Software

BCD is one of the most successful software organizations in the IBM i marketplace. BCD has received 40 industry awards for software excellence. They have 30 years of experience in the IBM midrange space and have successfully helped thousands of organizations worldwide modernize with BCD software solutions. BCD is a member of IBM's IBM i ISV Advisory Board and an IBM Advanced Business Partner. Visit http://www.bcdsoftware.com for more information.

About Proximity Resourcing Ltd.

Proximity is a UK-based IT Services and Solutions provider. Established in 2007, with offices in Leeds and Nottingham, approximately 20 staff and a range of clients from different sectors, Proximity focuses on software development and supporting activities on the IBM i. Proximity also has specialist knowledge in logistics and develops software for some of the leading global companies. Visit http://www.proximity.co.uk for more information.

About CSI Ltd.

Established in 1983, with offices in Leeds, Nottingham and Oxford, CSI is one of the UK's leading business system integrators and a respected IBM Premier Business Partner. With over 100 staff supporting a wide range of customers across a number of sectors, CSI has the in-house technical skills to develop, design and manage all aspects of networks, systems, applications and e-business solutions, as well as the experience and expertise to help businesses reach their IT goals. See http://www.csiltd.co.uk for additional details on CSI.