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The fRiDaY File, for October 7

Visual Goes Global!

Congratulations to Visual Systems Development Corporation on its recent acquisition by Information Management Resources, Inc. This marks a new and perhaps inevitable stage in Visual's evolution, a transition from client server and web based computing to mainframe Year 2000 and Euro conversion projects.

IMR's "focus on fixed-price, fixed-time frame projects" is sure to come as a refreshing change to Visual consultants, as will IMR's continuing efforts to "expand its offshore software development resources."

One the most exciting aspects of the acquisition is the opportunity for travel and relocation now available at Visual:

"Its advanced communications infrastructure allows IMR to offer its services on a 24-hour basis, using on-site, off-site and offshore project teams working multiple shifts made possible by the time difference between North America and India."

Visual consultants weary of working on the same old PowerBuilder and HAHT projects, in the same old boring Toronto, can look forward to exciting new assignments supporting COBOL, Assembler, PL/I, JCL, RPG, CSP, ADS/O and Powerhouse at one of IMR's flagship facilities: the 50,000 square foot "central software development complex" in Bangalore, India, or the 30,000 square foot facility in Mumbai (formerly Bombay).

Those aren't just empty promises, either. Satish Sanan, Chairman, President and CEO of IMR said,

"We are pleased to have Visual Systems join IMR as we continue to expand globally... We plan to leverage their expertise across our organization."

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