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NSTL ANNOUNCES IT TESTING AND CONSULTING ALLIANCE WITH IMAGOQA

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20th February 2001

NSTL ANNOUNCES IT TESTING AND CONSULTING ALLIANCE WITH IMAGOQA

ImagoQA, the UK's leading software testing consultancy, and NSTL, Inc.,
global leaders in information technology testing and consulting, have
announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will provide enhanced
services to clients in the UK and Europe through an increased sales force
and expanded staff of project managers, test engineers and lab testing
facilities for both software and IT hardware.

Under the terms of the agreement, ImagoQA will become NSTL's UK licensee and
will assume the day-to-day management of the operation while receiving
technical support from NSTL worldwide. All NSTL's UK staff and lab test rigs
and equipment, previously based in Amersham, Bucks, have moved to ImagoQA's
London HQ in High Holborn House.

"NSTL is very pleased to ally ourselves with a company the calibre of
ImagoQA," said Lloyd Holder, NSTL's chief executive officer. "Our clients
will benefit from NSTL UK/ImagoQA's combined strengths to deliver local
access to a much larger service offering, including Microsoft Logo Programs,
Red Hat Linux Logo Program, web/e-commerce services and hardware/software
testing.
According to Keith Trotter, Managing Director of ImagoQA, "NSTL UK/Imago's
investment in expanded testing facilities will afford clients better access
than ever to the combined resources of both companies." Those resources,
according to the companies, include an increased sales force and a greatly
expanded technical staff of highly trained project managers and test
engineers.

About NSTL
NSTL (www.nstl.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of CMP Media, was established
in 1983 as the world's first independent IT testing organisation. From its
Philadelphia headquarters NSTL services both the makers and the buyers of
information technology with cutting edge testing methodologies and
consulting services. NSTL service offerings include web and e-commerce
testing, IT procurement support services, logo and certification programs
and outsourcing services. Additionally, NSTL is a world-recognised authority
in hardware and software performance, compatibility, usability and
functionality testing.

In addition to its U.S. headquarters and UK alliance with ImagoQA, NSTL has
operations in Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan. Major clients include 3Com
Corp., Acer, AT&T, Bureau of the Census, Canadian Federal Government,
Compaq, Dell, Epson, HP, IBM, Intel, Lexmark, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola,
NASA, Philips Electronics, Symantec, US Department of Justice, US Navy, US
Postal Service, Wyse Technologies, Xerox and Xircom.

About ImagoQA
Founded in 1985, ImagoQA (www.imagoqa.com) is both the longest established
and the largest independent software testing consultancy in the UK, backed
recently by Barclays Private Equity who financed a management buy-out to the
value of 10m.

The company is the recognised leader in the development of advanced testing
and quality assurance strategies and solutions for high value software and
e-Business applications - particularly in the Financial, IT Services,
Telecoms, Health, Utilities, Government and Defence sectors.

Between 1997 and 2000 ImagoQA achieved a record growth of 401 percent and
was ranked 10th in the Deloitte & Touche Technology South East Fast 50. With
15 years' experience and 130 specialist directly employed consultants, the
company has collaboration agreements with the leading testing tool vendors
and other consultancy firms in Europe and the USA. ImagoQA has achieved ISO
9002, 9001 and TickIT Certification.

ImagoQA clients include:
Abbey National, Bank of England, Barclays Capital, Bass Leisure & Retail,
Britannia Building Society, British Airways, CentreFile, Citibank, CrestCo,
CSC, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Dun
& Bradstreet, English Welsh and Scottish Railways, Eurobase, Experian,
Financial Times, Garban Intercapital, Glaxo Wellcome, Group 1 Software,
Hackney & Islington Borough Council, HSBC, Hyder, IMS Health, ING Barings,
Intech, ITNet, JP Morgan, Kredietbank, Lincoln, London Electricity, Ministry
of Defence, NatWest Bank, NatWest Life, Nomura International, Northern Rock,
Prime Response, Racal, Royal Bank of Scotland and Royal Liver Assurance.

For Further Information:
Paul Meader
ImagoQA Limited
High Holborn House
52/54 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6RL, UK
Tel: +44 20 7242 5100
Fax: +44 20 7421 8100
E-mail: enquiry@imagoqa.com
Website: www.imagoqa.com

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