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ABC Services, Inc.
a leading cloud-based solutions provider specializing in server and
network solutions for IBM Power and other industry-leading platforms,
has announced that it has merged with long-time partner, Progressive
Technology Group, Inc.
an IBM Advanced Business Partner offering hardware, software and
services. Both companies have been strong IBM Business Partners and
working closely together to serve their clients for almost two decades.

The company will keep the name ABC Services, Inc. and Thomas Kempster
and Hal Schwartz, co-founders of ABC Services; as well as David Yarm,
founder and CEO of PTG, will make up the executive team.

"We have always respected PTG and have been partnering with them to
leverage their platform and software expertise since we were founded in
1994," said Mr. Schwartz. "Together, we will be able to offer our
clients a broader and more diverse spectrum of products and services,
not only for the IBM Power Systems market, but also for a wide range of
other industry-leading platforms. With a focused effort to take our
business to the next level, this merger will position us as the leading
IBM Premier Business Partner in the region and enable us to expand our
offerings and enhance our services for our clients."

"Having worked closely with ABC Services almost as one company, this
merger makes perfect sense," explained Mr. Yarm. "As a result of the
merger, we can now offer our clients more sales and technical
certifications for IBM product offerings and will be able to simplify
processes by providing our clients with one point of entry for their IT
needs. PTG clients have been working with ABC technicians for years, so
there will be no change from the customer standpoint other than more
streamlined processes by having all IT services offered from one entity.
We are very excited by this and look to continue to offer our clients
the highest standards within the IT industry."

*About ABC Services, Inc.*

ABC Services, Inc.
a leading cloud-based server and network solutions provider specializing
in IBM Power and other industry-leading environments. In business for
almost two decades, the company offers managed, cloud and
virtualizations services, helping organizations leverage new
technologies to solve unique business challenges. Combined with its
long-time partnerships with the industry's top hardware and software
vendors, ABC Services' team of certified IT professionals brings a
wealth of knowledge and expertise to customize and optimize its clients'
IT infrastructures to help them gain a competitive edge. Headquartered
in Melville, N.Y., ABC Services can be found online at: