Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. Forms Alliance with Avnet Computer Marketing, Hall-Mark Division for Distribution of Services.

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Barrister Global Services Network, Inc.

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrister Global Services Network,
 Inc. (Amex:   BIS), a leading provider of computer hardware and systems services
 throughout North America today announced that it has entered into a
 distribution agreement with Avnet, Inc. through its Hall-Mark Division of its
 Avnet Computer Marketing Group ("Avnet Hall-Mark") for the distribution of
 services.  Avnet Hall-Mark is a leading worldwide value-added distributor of
 enterprise computing products, storage, software and services.
     Avnet Hall-Mark, which markets exclusively to the reseller channel, will
 resell Barrister services and support.  Initially, their relationship will
 revolve around distribution of Barrister's deployment and warranty support
 services for the Oracle Appliances.  Avnet Hall-Mark is Oracle's number one
 distributor partner for the Oracle database and Internet appliances.
     Avnet Hall-Mark was instrumental in the validation and testing, in its
 Technical Solution Center, for the Oracle Appliance product lines.  "We are
 pleased about offering our resellers across the country a uniform service for
 our Oracle, Intel and Compaq resellers from Barrister that completes the
 circle from testing to warranty services", commented Gary Bennett, vice
 president services, Avnet Hall-Mark.  "This additional service adds to our
 mission of continuing to provide solutions that grow our customer's business
 in hardware, software and services".
     "We are very excited about developing this new alliance with Avnet
 Hall-Mark.  Avnet Hall-Mark's business structure and well-established
 distribution channel will play a strategic role in the marketing of our
 services and support to the global information technology marketplace", stated
 Henry P. Semmelhack, Barrister's president and chief executive officer.
     "Barrister is dedicated to providing services and support seamlessly
 through the distribution channel and Avnet Hall-Mark is a very important
 partner to us", added David L. Blankenship, senior vice president, Barrister.
 
     About Avnet Hall-Mark
     Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Avnet Computer Marketing, Hall-Mark
 Division (Avnet Hall-Mark) is an industry leading, value-added distributor of
 enterprise computing systems, software, storage, network and services,
 marketing exclusively to the value-added reseller channel.  With locations in
 North America, Austria, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary,
 Italy, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the Hall-Mark
 Division is a division of the $2.3 billion Avnet Computer Marketing Group of
 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:   AVT), a global distributor of electronic components and
 computer products and services from leading manufacturers. Avnet is a Fortune
 300 company with annual sales exceeding $11.7 billion.  For more information,
 please visit: http://www.hallmark.avnet.com.
 
     About Barrister
     Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. is a provider of multi-vendor
 computer equipment maintenance services with warranty authorizations for over
 20 manufacturers, including Intel, and provides services for products of over
 200 different manufacturers.  The Company provides its customers with unique
 value and powerful online information through its Global Services Network, an
 unparalleled Web-based service management system.  Barrister offers a wide
 variety of services from on-site, mission-critical equipment services to depot
 repair, with services currently being provided in over 4,100 locations
 throughout North America.
     Barrister provides national service delivery through centralized
 administration and computerized logistics; equipment repair both during and
 after equipment warranty periods; and cost-effective and expedient repairs
 through in-house repair expertise.
     For additional information about Barrister's services and investment
 characteristics, please visit the Company's Web site at
 http://www.barrister.com or contact us via email at info@barrister.com or by
 calling (716) 845-5010.
 
     *Barrister Global Services Network is a trademark, tradename and service
 mark, and Barrister is a registered trademark and service mark of Barrister
 Global Services Network, Inc.  All other products and company names mentioned
 herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrister Global Services Network,
 Inc. (Amex:   BIS), a leading provider of computer hardware and systems services
 throughout North America today announced that it has entered into a
 distribution agreement with Avnet, Inc. through its Hall-Mark Division of its
 Avnet Computer Marketing Group ("Avnet Hall-Mark") for the distribution of
 services.  Avnet Hall-Mark is a leading worldwide value-added distributor of
 enterprise computing products, storage, software and services.
     Avnet Hall-Mark, which markets exclusively to the reseller channel, will
 resell Barrister services and support.  Initially, their relationship will
 revolve around distribution of Barrister's deployment and warranty support
 services for the Oracle Appliances.  Avnet Hall-Mark is Oracle's number one
 distributor partner for the Oracle database and Internet appliances.
     Avnet Hall-Mark was instrumental in the validation and testing, in its
 Technical Solution Center, for the Oracle Appliance product lines.  "We are
 pleased about offering our resellers across the country a uniform service for
 our Oracle, Intel and Compaq resellers from Barrister that completes the
 circle from testing to warranty services", commented Gary Bennett, vice
 president services, Avnet Hall-Mark.  "This additional service adds to our
 mission of continuing to provide solutions that grow our customer's business
 in hardware, software and services".
     "We are very excited about developing this new alliance with Avnet
 Hall-Mark.  Avnet Hall-Mark's business structure and well-established
 distribution channel will play a strategic role in the marketing of our
 services and support to the global information technology marketplace", stated
 Henry P. Semmelhack, Barrister's president and chief executive officer.
     "Barrister is dedicated to providing services and support seamlessly
 through the distribution channel and Avnet Hall-Mark is a very important
 partner to us", added David L. Blankenship, senior vice president, Barrister.
 
     About Avnet Hall-Mark
     Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Avnet Computer Marketing, Hall-Mark
 Division (Avnet Hall-Mark) is an industry leading, value-added distributor of
 enterprise computing systems, software, storage, network and services,
 marketing exclusively to the value-added reseller channel.  With locations in
 North America, Austria, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary,
 Italy, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the Hall-Mark
 Division is a division of the $2.3 billion Avnet Computer Marketing Group of
 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:   AVT), a global distributor of electronic components and
 computer products and services from leading manufacturers. Avnet is a Fortune
 300 company with annual sales exceeding $11.7 billion.  For more information,
 please visit: http://www.hallmark.avnet.com.
 
     About Barrister
     Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. is a provider of multi-vendor
 computer equipment maintenance services with warranty authorizations for over
 20 manufacturers, including Intel, and provides services for products of over
 200 different manufacturers.  The Company provides its customers with unique
 value and powerful online information through its Global Services Network, an
 unparalleled Web-based service management system.  Barrister offers a wide
 variety of services from on-site, mission-critical equipment services to depot
 repair, with services currently being provided in over 4,100 locations
 throughout North America.
     Barrister provides national service delivery through centralized
 administration and computerized logistics; equipment repair both during and
 after equipment warranty periods; and cost-effective and expedient repairs
 through in-house repair expertise.
     For additional information about Barrister's services and investment
 characteristics, please visit the Company's Web site at
 http://www.barrister.com or contact us via email at info@barrister.com or by
 calling (716) 845-5010.
 
     *Barrister Global Services Network is a trademark, tradename and service
 mark, and Barrister is a registered trademark and service mark of Barrister
 Global Services Network, Inc.  All other products and company names mentioned
 herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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