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NETWORK SERVICES RELOCATES NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS
TO TAMPA, FLORIDA
TAMPA, Florida -- November 18, 2002 -- VITAL Network Services Inc., a multivendor provider of worldwide network lifecycle services, today announced that it has relocated its North American operations from Naugatuck, Connecticut to Tampa, Florida. VITAL's Tampa location will now serve as the company's worldwide headquarters and North American operations center - handling worldwide business support and management activities as well as customer technical support functions for the Americas region.
VITAL will deliver around-the-clock technical support for approximately 1,600 customers in North America from the facility located at 14520 McCormick Drive in Tampa. In preparation for the relocation, VITAL has hired approximately 40 new employees from the Tampa Bay area to serve in general business or technical support and engineering functions.
"The Tampa Bay area has a very appealing draw for companies and employees alike," said John Koehler, president and CEO of VITAL Network Services. "As a result of the numerous technology-related companies doing business in the area, we have found a broad and diverse pool of qualified technical resources to fill our open positions. The Tampa Bay area's climate, wide array of sporting and cultural activities, as well as the favorable cost of living makes it easy to recruit new employees and entertain clients."
About VITAL Network Services
VITAL Network Services, a global multivendor, multitechnology support provider, delivers world-class network support services to large enterprise customers, network equipment manufacturers, integrators, value-added resellers, distributors, and carriers around the world. VITAL's comprehensive portfolio of data, voice, and video network services helps customers realize the full value of their network by addressing all facets of the network lifecycle including network design and planning, integration, training, maintenance, and proactive monitoring. With its own technical staff and over 3000 authorized service provider technicians located throughout the world, VITAL provides on-site service in more than 60 countries across six continents.
VITAL provides around-the-clock support for over 2000 customers worldwide from its operations centers in the US and England. Corporate headquarters are located in Tampa, Florida with sales and field support organizations throughout the world. More information about VITAL and its services is available at www.vital-ns.com, or by calling 1-888-248-4825 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-813-818-5100 worldwide.