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I.T. ALLIANCE GROUP PARTNERS WITH IMAGOQA TO EXTEND SOFTWARE TESTING

Added: (Wed Jul 25 2001)

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I.T. ALLIANCE GROUP PARTNERS WITH IMAGOQA TO EXTEND SOFTWARE TESTING
EXPERTISE IN FINANCIAL SECTOR AS EURO CONVERSION DATE LOOMS

Aib Capital Markets Works With I.T. Alliance and ImagoQA

DUBLIN and LONDON - July 25th, 2001 - The Testing division of I.T. Alliance
Group, one of the fastest growing IT services organisations in Ireland,
today announced a partnership with ImagoQA, the UK's leading software
testing consultancy specialising in the financial sector. This will lead to
an enterprise agreement over the coming months allowing both companies to
offer an enhanced range of services to the financial services industry in
Ireland and the UK.

I.T. Alliance Group customers will benefit from a new range of tailor made
software testing services such as process improvement, automation and tools,
test strategies, functional regression and stress testing of Web sites and
e-Business applications, as well as integrated hardware/software testing
through ImagoQA's recent acquisition of NSTL's UK Labs.

Commenting on the announcement, Philip Maguire, CEO I.T. Alliance Group said
"We are delighted to be working with ImagoQA who are the UK's leading
software testing consultants specialising in the financial sector. Combining
their skills with those of I.T. Alliance creates a powerful range of
services designed specifically for Ireland's finance sector."

AIB Capital Markets, Ireland's leading banking and financial services
organisation, is one company currently utilising the software testing
services offered by I.T. Alliance Group supported by ImagoQA. Working with
such industry experts means that from the 1st January 2002, AIB customers
can be assured their accounts are euro compliant.

ABOUT I.T. ALLIANCE GROUP
Established in 1997, I.T. Alliance Group is an innovative IT services
company. Employing 280 people, our business spans three main areas -
outsourcing, testing and consulting. Dedicated to the task of meeting
customers' IT needs, I.T. Alliance Group partners with many leading
technology companies providing unique solutions tailored to meet their
requirements.

In March 2001, I.T. Alliance Group launched its software development and
testing facility in Belfast. The company's new centre at Rushmere House in
South Belfast will service a growth in I.T. Alliance Group's business in the
Republic of Ireland and provide a springboard into other European markets.

Our aggressive growth strategy allows us to offer opportunities to existing
and potential employees to work on leading edge technology with our
blue-chip client base. For further information about I.T. Alliance Group and
its products and services see http://www.italliancegroup.com.

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. Major financial
clients include: Abbey National, Bank of England, Barclays Capital, Deutsche
Bank, HSBC, NatWest Bank and Northern Rock.

Between 1997 and 2000 ImagoQA achieved a record growth of 401 percent and
was ranked 40th in this year's Deloitte & Touche National Technology 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.

For Further Information:
Paul Meader
ImagoQA Limited
High Holborn House
52/54 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6RL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7242 5100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7421 8100
E-mail: enquiry@imagoqa.com
Website: www.imagoqa.com

Press Enquiries:
For ImagoQA:
Tony Bovill
Consort PR Consultants Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 626171
E-mail: tony@consortpr.co.uk
Website: www.consortpr.co.uk
(Where this release is available)

For I.T. Alliance:
Prue Christie
Fleishman-Hillard Saunders
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6188428
E-mail: christip@fleishman.com




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