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BravePoint, Inc. Launches Managed IT Services Offering With SED International as its First Client

- Eliminates Single Points of Failure

NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BravePoint, Inc., the largest provider of Progress® consulting, training, and database services, has today announced, along with SED International (SED), the launch of its Managed IT Services offering.  BravePoint has assumed responsibility for SED's IT operations, including, personnel and infrastructure. This partnership with SED will lower their costs and increase operational efficiency.

Robert O'Malley, President and CEO of SED International stated, "SED's unrivaled dedication to serving our customers with absolute excellence is a source of pride for me.  With BravePoint now responsible for our IT operations, our management team is better able to focus on and continue to achieve this commitment, while also  allowing us to concentrate on our core business and growth initiatives." 

Greg Carscallen, Vice President of BravePoint, commented "BravePoint has a trusted track record of success helping companies that use Progress technologies. Our partnership with SED leverages our Progress expertise, as well as our knowledge of their Progress-based ERP system.  Our Managed IT Service offering is a high-value service to the Progress community because it improves IT service levels, reduces costs, and creates more efficiency in business processes."

David Mangan, Executive Vice President of HR for SED, stated, "In addition to reducing SED's reliance on multiple points of contact, outsourcing the IT Department to BravePoint has also removed segregation of critical knowledge, which eliminates the concern over single points of failure."

ABOUT BRAVEPOINT:

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, BravePoint®, Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, training, and application development to a variety of clients worldwide. Since 1987, BravePoint has applied business experience and technology expertise to improve customers' profitability and competitiveness in the Progress® (NASDAQ: PRGS) market.  BravePoint is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK). For more information about BravePoint, please visit www.bravepoint.com.  All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

ABOUT SED INTERNATIONAL:.

Founded in 1980, SED International Holdings, Inc. is a multinational, preferred distributor of leading computer technology, consumer electronics, and small appliance products. The company also offers custom-tailored supply chain management services ideally suited to meet the priorities and distribution requirements of the e-commerce, Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer markets. Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia with business operations in California; Florida; Georgia; New Jersey; Texas; Bogota, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, SED serves a customer base of over 10,000 channel partners and retailers in the United States, Latin America, and Caribbean.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Barbara Ware
Marketing Director
BravePoint, Inc.
(770) 449-9696
www.bravepoint.com

Chris Joe
CFO
SED International, Inc.
770-243-1200
[email protected]
www.SEDonline.com

SOURCE BravePoint, Inc.

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