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IRONGATE Named to PROFIT HOT 50 Emerging Growth Companies

Team's Apple expertise and business acumen reap benefits for integration partners and customers (September 15, 2008)

OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/08 -- Four years ago when Sean Costello founded IronGate Server Management and Consulting, a Macintosh integration firm, he knew what it would take to succeed. He focused on the growing Apple market, assembled a top-notch team of Apple-certified experts and harnessed their skills with effective business processes. Today, Mr. Costello and the team's efforts have been rewarded with IronGate being named to the PROFIT HOT 50 list of emerging companies. IronGate is the only Macintosh integration company to make the list and one of three from Ottawa.

The PROFIT HOT 50 is the definitive ranking of Canada's emerging growth companies. Published in the October issue of PROFIT magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth.

"IronGate's focus on Mac equipment is a key differentiator," said Kevin Mullen, a program manager for DecisionOne Canada. "Their level of expertise and experience in servicing Mac equipment is top notch, which is why DecisionOne has partnered with IronGate in Canada to manage Mac servers of some of our Canadian-based clients."

According to Mr. Costello, the marketing and broadcast industries have always been heavy Mac users and consequently a significant portion of his growth has come from these sectors. However, a growing number of large "PC shops" like government and education organizations rely on IronGate to ensure they are getting the most out of their Mac investments.


"As our trusted advisor, the IronGate team gives us peace-of-mind," said Kira Schoch, partner at Solera, a marketing firm in Ottawa. "We tell them our business objectives and they tell us what IT solutions will help us get there. It's a true partnership."

"IronGate is honored to be named to this prestigious list of emerging companies," said Mr. Costello. "It's a tribute to the quality of our team, strength of our business model, and commitment and trust of our customers."

About PROFIT Magazine

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada's preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 - 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at www.PROFITmagazine.ca.

About IronGate

Recognized as one of North America's leading Apple experts, the IronGate team helps organizations get the most from their mixed IT investments to drive productivity and profitability. Building on more than 60 years of experience and numerous industry designations, IronGate provides planning, deployment, optimization and maintenance of high-end Mac networks. Founded in 2006, IronGate serves partners and customers throughout North America, including Apple Canada and Apple US. Its corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with a sales office in Toronto. Visit our website.

Contacts:
Jolita Communications for IronGate
Lisa Courtney Lloyd
613-271-7512
lcourtneylloyd@jolita.ca


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