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2nd Watch Partners With Slalom Consulting to Bring Complete Suite of IT Operations and Software Development Resources to the


2nd Watch Partners With Slalom Consulting to Bring Complete Suite of IT Operations and Software Development Resources to the Enterprise

Firms Collaborate to Offer Businesses One-Stop Cloud, Infrastructure Solutions

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- 2nd Watch, Inc., a global system integrator, software and deployment firm focused on IT operations, and Slalom Consulting, a leading business and technology consulting firm, today announced a partnership, bringing together each company's expertise for enterprise clients. The strategic partnership combines the infrastructure architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and consulting services expertise of 2nd Watch with Slalom's significant track record of business consulting, custom software and application development for leading companies across a variety of industries.

"We're excited to partner with 2nd Watch to expand our product and service offerings, and to pool our expertise," stated Garret Carlson, Director, Alliances at Slalom Consulting. "2nd Watch has earned its abilities as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, and we're confident of the value our combined cloud infrastructure solutions will bring to our clients."

With the partnership, 2nd Watch and Slalom will gain the value of expanded product and service offerings with a deepened network of clients and referrals. 2nd Watch, a Premier Consulting Partner of Amazon Web Services brings proven IT architecture skills to bear, while Slalom, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, delivers a wide range of proven AWS-based solutions that help organizations deliver faster results at a lower cost. Both companies leverage a seasoned team of business and technology consultants, with each company's values aligned around collaborative company culture and employee excellence.

"Slalom has built a tremendous reputation for itself in the market, as evidenced by the company's long-term clients, market growth, and unprecedented employee retention," noted 2nd Watch Co-founder and President Jeff Aden. "2nd Watch looks forward to continuing to expand our work with Slalom to more fully develop for our clients the industry's best set of products and services."

About Slalom Consulting Slalom Consulting brings together business and technology expertise to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in such areas as business intelligence, mobility and cloud through a national network of local offices across 11 North American cities.

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Slalom has rapidly grown to more than 2,000 consultants. The company has earned recognition from Microsoft as the Partner of the Year five times, as well as one of the Top 10 Best Firms to Work For by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit www.slalom.com.

About 2nd Watch 2nd Watch, Inc. is an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner and Microsoft Cloud Champion and Cloud Accelerate partner. 2nd Watch is a global system integrator, software and deployment firm focused on IT operations. The company's expertise is providing the knowledge, experience and flexibility needed to extend the enterprise datacenter or launch an application on AWS while leveraging existing toolsets. 2nd Watch specializes in Cloud adoption and has developed strategies and software solutions to enable IT cost savings and increased profits for our clients. 2nd Watch clients experience increased network uptime and performance and decreased costs by leveraging cloud services and technologies through 2nd Watch services, like the AWS TCO calculator, and product solutions including Pilot Light, 2W Insight and 2W SharePoint. The experienced 2nd Watch team provides a full-service Cloud IT solution and offers Strategy and Consulting, Cloud Migration, Managed Services, and Custom Cloud-Based Software Development services to ensure the success of Cloud-based solutions for the enterprise. ITIL and Microsoft-certified delivery staff have a proven track record of results including technical experience, best-in-class cloud infrastructure, and product innovation. To learn more, email info@2ndwatch.com, call 1-888-317-7920, or visit www.2ndwatch.com.

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Media Contacts: Nicole Young 2nd Watch 509-795-5217 pr@2ndwatch.com

Larry Smalheiser Trainer Communications 925-271-8211 2ndWatch@trainercomm.com

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