Relational Technology Solutions

April 03, 2006 12:03 ET

Relational Technology Solutions -RTS- Introduced to North American Technology Market; New Focus on Converged Technologies

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 3, 2006) -

RTS is Uniquely Positioned to Deliver Independent Technology and Financing Solutions That Minimize Risk, Reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Maximize Return on Investment

Relational Technology Solutions (RTS) announced today that its two businesses have been formally integrated and it will now do business under the "RTS" name. The strategic integration creates a premier technology company that is one of the largest independent solutions providers in North America. RTS is dedicated to delivering its clients business value with a total solution for the acquisition, financing and disposal of technology assets.

According to Jeffrey H. Ehlers, CEO of RTS, "Over the past five years, the professionals at Relational, LLC and Relational Technology Services, Inc. have been working to provide clients with value-added solutions that meet their business challenges. By fully integrating our businesses under the more meaningful name of Relational Technology Solutions, we will make it easier for our clients to do business with us and further strengthen the strategic development of our vendor relationships."

Ehlers continued, "Our certified and experienced sales and technical teams will continue to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for all areas of the IT infrastructure including servers, storage, desktop and convergence to our growing North American client base."

Focus on "Converged" Technologies

The company is also announcing a new focus on "Converged" technologies with the introduction of a new Converged Technologies Division. "With the establishment of this new focus on Convergence, we are responding to our clients' collective needs for solutions that combine voice, video and data -- all on one network, connected by wired and wireless access. This year, RTS will expand our highly regarded array of telephony offerings to further accommodate end-to-end convergence," Ehlers added.

According to Ken Archer, Vice President, North America Channels for Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, "Today's business marketplace is demanding technologies that power employee mobility and enhance business productivity. With RTS' focus on the wide range of technologies that support convergence, the company is positioned on the cutting edge of the market with solutions that meet this exploding demand."

More than 70 percent of enterprise customers in the market will make an IP Telephony decision over the next 12-18 months, with another 60 percent planning to deploy some level of IP Telephony by mid-2006, according to current market research from Frost & Sullivan and Gartner Group. "In addition to helping customers deploy solutions that use IP to control costs, the convergence solutions offered by RTS include some extremely innovative new applications such as the extension of traditional phone systems to cellular, speech access that allows users to use the Internet to make phone calls and send emails, and IP-based collaboration which uses the Internet for meetings and conferences," added Archer.

Solutions for the Complete Technology Lifecycle

In addition to its focus on Converged Solutions, RTS offers a complete array of solutions for technology acquisition, financing and disposal. For more than 15 years, the company has helped its growing base of mid-market and Fortune 2000 clients in industries such as financial services, health care, retail, manufacturing, government and professional services manage their IT portfolios.

According to recent reports from Forrester Research, technology spending is projected to rebound to near double-digit growth by the end of the decade. RTS' technology solutions will help clients meet this growing demand as its solutions are built from a blue-chip base of RTS technology manufacturers including IBM, HP, Lenovo, StorageTek and Hitachi Data Systems.

The company's wide breadth of offerings for the financing of technology is also highly regarded in the industry. RTS has more than $1 billion in assets under management and more than $325 million in new lease originations in 2005. According to the Equipment Leasing Association, RTS is one of the fastest growing and 2nd largest independent technology lessors in the U.S.

To meet growing regulatory compliance and security demands, RTS also offers solutions for the disposal of equipment at the end of the technology lifecycle. The company also offers a Data Eradication service that enables clients to comply with privacy laws and protect organizational security, with services that meet EPA guidelines.

About RTS

Relational Technology Solutions (RTS) is a premier independent technology and financial solutions provider dedicated to helping its clients solve business challenges with an integrated suite of solutions for technology acquisition, finance and disposition. Founded in 1990, the company now manages more than $1 billion in assets for Fortune 2000 and mid-market companies across all industries. For more information, contact Relational at: 3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 600, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008; Phone toll free 866-202-1133 or 847-818-1700; Fax 847-818-1711;

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