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NTMA to Offer Apptix Business Services to Member Companies

Cleveland, OH – August 22, 2011 – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) today announced a partnership with Apptix, a premier provider of hosted business communication services, to offer Apptix’s comprehensive suite of solutions including hosted Exchange email, SharePoint, mobility, and business collaboration to NTMA’s 2,000-plus association members.

The Apptix portfolio of hosted services will be made available to NTMA member companies of all sizes. Apptix services include communication platforms such as Exchange, Mobile Email and Secure Instant Messaging, collaboration tools including SharePoint, and Web Conferencing and infrastructural enhancements that include Virtual Private Server, Online Storage and Web Hosting. AD Sync, Domain Registration and Professional Services will also be offered to NTMA members.

“As the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States, we must ensure that our members are provided with the advanced communications and collaboration capabilities to operate productively and efficiently,” said Rob Akers, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Tooling & Machining Association. “Many NTMA members are small businesses, privately owned and operated, and their IT resources are limited. Apptix provides tools to allow them to focus on what’s important – their customers – giving them the capabilities to achieve business success in a global economy.”

“We have created an extensive suite of solutions for our key channel partners to address their most critical business communication and collaboration needs,” said Aubrey Smoot, Apptix Vice President of Business Development. Our past performances have allowed us to partner with successful entities such as the National Tooling and Machining Association. We look forward to working hand in hand with the NTMA to provide the tools to help the association and its members succeed.”

Apptix has partnered with a number of industry organizations, with nearly 15 years of expertise in hosted services and award-winning customer support.

About the National Tooling & Machining Association

NTMA is the national association representing the precision custom manufacturing industry, which employs more than 440,000 skilled workers in the United States. Its mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services. Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s nearly 1,600 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work.

About Apptix

Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication services for businesses of all sizes – from SOHO to enterprise – with particular expertise serving legal, financial, and health care firms. The extensive Apptix product portfolio includes integrated solutions (e.g. Unified Communications) and point solutions including Exchange, VoIP, SharePoint, Web Conferencing, and Secure IM with Presence. Services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SAS 70-compliant data centers, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. For more information, visit www.apptix.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/apptix.

For more information, contact Caitlin Andrews at caitlin.andrews@bgllp.com or 202-828-7637. For more information about NTMA, visit www.ntma.org.

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