Acquity Group and Data Return Team Up to Host Robust e-Commerce Solution

Kurt Peters

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 -- Acquity Group, a leading provider of business and technology solutions that optimize business performance, has partnered with Data Return to host a robust, e-commerce platform to allow companies to launch and maintain their e-commerce sites with greater ease and efficiency. Data Return, a pioneer in managing mission-critical infrastructure, was recently positioned in the leader`s quadrant in Gartner`s "2006 North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant" report.

Acquity Group`s Commerce OnDemand(TM) solution provides hosting, implementation, consulting and design services to companies that are launching e-commerce initiatives. The partnership utilizes Acquity Group`s Commerce OnDemand platform and Data Return`s managed service capabilities to create a solution that allows our customers to focus on their business and leave their commerce solutions to Acquity Group.

"Our partnership allows customers to get the most value out of their online presence," said Chris Dalton, CEO, Acquity Group. "Acquity Group and Data Return`s respective solutions are a powerful complement to one another and will ensure successful site launches and optimal transactional performance."

Commerce OnDemand combines Escalate`s Blue Martini software, the best-of- breed e-commerce software with Acquity Group`s extensive e-commerce expertise. Commerce OnDemand provides retailers with the ability to easily create, update, and manage the promotion of their merchandise -- all without worrying about the technology behind the solution.

"We`re delighted to partner with companies like Acquity who are helping push forward the boundaries of business online," said Sunny Vanderbeck, CEO, Data Return. "Our Infinistructure utility computing solution provides a flexible, high-performance application platform that lets Acquity scale their infrastructure according to their business needs, maximizing return-on- investment and increasing their ability to meet their customers` application platform requirements."

About Data Return

Founded in 1996, Data Return is celebrating a decade of providing a higher standard of managed services to clients around the world. Clients rely on the company`s experience and proven capabilities to manage their business-critical applications and infrastructure with a range of services from web hosting to transformational IT operations outsourcing. Data Return`s experienced team of IT professionals, innovative digitalOps service delivery platform and Infinistructure managed utility computing solution provide unmatched levels of availability, performance, flexibility and security. For more information on Data Return, visit http://www.datareturn.com or call 800-767-1514.

About Acquity Group

Acquity Group is a leading provider of business and technology solutions designed to optimize business performance. Its consultants deliver measurable results to top-tier organizations by streamlining processes, fueling efficient internal collaboration and aligning systems for maximum revenue generation. Its clients include Burton Snowboards, Eastern Mountain Sports, Petsmart, Men`s Wearhouse, bebe, Nautilus Inc. and Shimano. Acquity Group is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has offices in Irvine, CA, Overland Park, KS and Scottsdale, AZ, Kansas City, MO, and Dallas, TX. For more information, visit http://www.acquitygroup.com or http://www.CommerceOnDemand.com .

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