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Velocity Global Announces Ray Burns as CTO

Velocity Global Announces Ray Burns as Chief Technical Officer

NEW ZEALAND - January 24, 2005 - Velocity Global, a total information and communication business solutions provider, has appointed Ray Burns as its chief technical officer.

In the role as chief technical officer, Ray is responsible for all the aspects of the research and development of business software. Some of the specific functions involve assessing new software, attending industry events and understanding the future direction of the software industry and its place in business. He is also involved in general management, strategy development and finance roles for Velocity Global.

Ray's expertise lies in helping customers manage their businesses through best utilising total technology solutions, from ERP to CRM and Data Mining to Web Development.

Ray joined Velocity Global in 1991, initially working with its customer Zuellig Pharma, Asia Pacific's leading pharmaceutical and healthcare distribution and logistics provider. This role was based in Bangkok. He has also been involved in ERP solution implementations with customers including Monaco, Greenfingers and City Care.

Before Velocity Global, Ray was the professional services manager for Martin Spencer and Associates, a business planning control systems provider. He also worked at CSI to establish its UNIX practice.

Ray holds a BCom from the University of Auckland.

About Velocity Global ( www.velocityglobal.co.nz)

Velocity Global was established in 1988 and has a team of twenty people throughout New Zealand. Velocity Global started as a developer of AS/400 ERP solutions. The customers who use its applications and support services include Zuellig Pharma, Mitre10, Bic NZ and Roche Diagnostics. Velocity Global is the global support centre for the ERP customers of its US based parent company, Velocity Group Inc. Velocity Global is also the New Zealand agent for Pronto Software, a mid range ERP solution with over forty local customers, including JA Russell, Monaco Corporation and Caspex Corporation.

ENDS

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