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RCG IT Strengthens Business Intelligence Solutions Through Alliance With Netezza

EDISON, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- RCG Information Technology (http://www.rcgit.com) has signed an alliance agreement with Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) to combine RCG IT's expertise in BI strategy, architecture and delivery with the industry-leading Netezza Performance Server(R) data warehouse appliance.

EDISON, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire/ — RCG Information Technology (http://www.rcgit.com) has signed an alliance agreement with Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) to combine RCG IT's expertise in BI strategy, architecture and delivery with the industry-leading Netezza Performance Server(R) data warehouse appliance.

"We realize BI is all about understanding what makes a company and an industry thrive because data drives what they do," said President and CEO of RCG IT, Robert Simplot. "By recognizing that businesses need enterprise-wide BI, many organizations are ready to get BI 'right'."

Netezza is the global data warehouse appliance market leader, bringing appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges.

"We are pleased with RCG IT's agreement with Netezza as their technology is growing and will help our clients meet their demands for more comprehensive information faster. Our alliance will assist in delivering high-performance business intelligence solutions quickly with a considerably lower ownership cost. These changes will help our clients compete more aggressively in today's business world," said Richard Skriletz, Global Managing Principal of RCG IT's BI and Data Delivery practice.

Netezza, a global leader in analytic appliances, enables business users across the extended enterprise to leverage the power of high-performance analytics on all their data, simply and affordably, for competitive and operational advantage.

"We are excited about the partnership with RCG because of their capabilities in delivering BI implementation services across many vertical industries," said Ray Tacoma, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Netezza. "This partnership will enable our joint customers and prospects to benefit from the simplicity, high performance and lower TCO of Netezza, and the extensive BI implementation and delivery capabilities of RCG."

About RCG Information Technology

RCG Information Technology is a leader in IT professional services with 34 years of experience and best practices providing IT strategy and design, application development, testing, integration, and management. We are committed to delivery excellence(R) and are CMM certified enterprise-wide. Additional solutions in the RCG IT portfolio include: Business Architecture, SOA/Web Services, QA and Software Testing, Application Management, Offshore Delivery and Project Management. RCG IT serves 360 clients and 7 of the Fortune 10 across a range of markets, with special focus on the financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, energy/oil & gas, insurance and pharmaceutical industries. RCG IT is based in Edison, New Jersey, with offices nationwide, an Offshore Delivery Center in the Philippines, assessed at SW-CMMI(R) Level 5, and a global recruiting engine.

About Netezza

Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational advantage in today's information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza family of streaming analytic(TM) appliances brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges. Customers who have realized the benefits of Netezza appliances include Ahold, Amazon.com, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Nationwide, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse, The Sherwin-Williams Company and Virgin Media. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit http://www.netezza.com.

Contacts: Robin Carley RCG Information Technology (732) 744-3537 Robin.Carley@rcgit.com Jennifer Cooke RCG Information Technology (732) 744-3621 Jennifer.Cooke@rcgit.com

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