NZCS Launches Backup Software for Small and Medium Business into the New Zealand Market

Auckland, New Zealand - June 30, 2005 - Specialist IT wholesaler New Zealand Computer Sales has launched its program to distribute BackupAssist backup software to the New Zealand market, providing local resellers with a simple, affordable backup software solution that is attractive to small businesses, schools and charities.

BackupAssist, developed in nearby Australia by Cortex IT, has fast established a worldwide reputation as the premier choice in backup software for small and medium organisations, and is the backup software preferred by many resellers and system integrators wanting to spare their clients the expense and complexity of enterprise-level products.

Steven Chua, Business Development Manager of Cortex IT, said that the partnership represents a new opportunity for New Zealand resellers. "The launching of this full channel sales model means that clients won�t be bypassing the reseller and purchasing directly from the vendor," explained Chua. "Resellers are now able to push a solution that their smaller clients would find ideal, in confidence that they won�t lose the sale."

New Zealand Computer Sales is currently seeking New Zealand-based resellers for BackupAssist. The company believes that there is a potential for rapid growth of its reseller base, namely because a cost- effective backup software solution is highly sought-after by resellers dealing largely with SMB clients.

BackupAssist was first released in 2001 and since become an internationally acclaimed product, with thousands of sales in 53 countries. BackupAssist provides a range features that are essential for implementing a complete backup strategy for Windows servers, and is targeted towards SMB customers requiring a more affordable and simpler backup software solution than those offered by the major vendors.

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About New Zealand Computer Sales

New Zealand Computer Sales is the largest asset and disposal management solutions company in New Zealand. Established in 1997 to service companies for the management and resale of IT equipment, New Zealand Computer Sales has distribution centres throughout New Zealand and services hundreds of domestic clients and exports all over the world.

About Cortex I.T.

Cortex I.T. is an Australian technology company, specializing in developing software products for small to medium business. Since its founding in 2001, Cortex I.T. has quickly gained international success and a worldwide reputation as a leader in backup management software, with its flagship product - BackupAssist.

For more information, please contact Linus Chang on +61 3 9899 4681 or BackupAssist.

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