Pioneer-Standard Offers Integrated Linux Solutions and Services to The Enterprise Market

- Customers Gain Wide-Range of Support Through Pioneer-Standard's

Extensive Linux-Based Programs -



Aug 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   PIOS) Computer Systems Division
 (CSD), a leading distributor and reseller of mid-range solutions, today
 announced an innovative initiative to deliver Linux solutions and services to
 the enterprise and Internet infrastructure markets.  Built on Pioneer-
 Standard's expertise in providing hardware, software and services that address
 complex business needs, this initiative will provide customers access to
 integrated open source systems, in-depth knowledge of Linux coupled with
 technical and marketing support.
     "We've provided value-added services to industry leaders and their
 customers for more than 20 years.  As a result, they understand the extent of
 our resources and expertise and turn to us as the consolidation point for the
 Linux solution," said Bob Bailey, senior vice president, Pioneer-Standard,
 Computer Systems Division.  "This initiative is a natural extension for us and
 we will provide the same high-level customized support and service that our
 customers have come to expect."
     Through Pioneer-Standard's partnerships with independent software vendors
 (ISV), Linux distribution partners and leading software and hardware
 companies, Pioneer offers customers access to proven Linux business solutions.
 Configuration and integration support of the initiative will be provided at
 Pioneer's Systems Integration Value Added Center (SIVAC) and by its
 Professional Services Group, that includes certified technicians and engineers
 linked to the Linux technical community.
     "The industry has rallied around Linux and helped increase its overall
 market acceptance.  In fact Forrester Research forecasts that Linux will
 dominate Web servers by 2003," said Matt Reaves, vice president, Software
 Sales & Marketing, Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division.  "With
 Pioneer's initiative, Linux users can continue to capitalize on its market
 potential while broadening their current IT capabilities and enhancing their
 existing Internet functionality."
 
     About Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division
     The Computer Systems Division of Pioneer-Standard is a leading distributor
 and reseller of mid-market computer solutions that is comprised of two primary
 business units: KeyLink Systems(R) and the Enterprise Sales Group.  KeyLink
 Systems, the computer distribution business within Pioneer-Standard,
 distributes mid-range and enterprise products from Compaq, IBM, Intel,
 Enterasys and Oracle, as well as other leading manufacturers to resellers.
 The Enterprise Sales Group resells products from Compaq, IBM, Intel,
 Enterasys, and Oracle as well as other leading manufacturers to end user
 customers, with a solution focus on Server Consolidation, e-Business, High
 Availability, and Storage.  Additional information about these business units
 can be found at www.keylinksystems.com or www.enterprisesalesgroup.com .
 
     About Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.
     Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc. is a broad-line distributor of
 electronic components and mid-range computer products.  The Company reported
 revenues of $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, which were
 nearly evenly split between the Industrial Electronics Division and the
 Computer Systems Division.  A Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Cleveland,
 Ohio, Pioneer-Standard also serves international customers in Europe and Asia
 through its strategic partners: Taiwan-based World Peace Industrial Co. Ltd.;
 U.K.-based Eurodis Electron PLC; and Germany-based Magirus AG.  Additional
 information about Pioneer-Standard can be found at
 http://www.pioneerstandard.com/ .
 
      Contact:
      Jerri Hegwood                                Jolie Newman
      Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division  Springbok Technologies, Inc.
      770-625-7558                                 972-480-9980, ext. 135
      hegwoodj@pios.com                            jnewman@springbok.com
 
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    CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   PIOS) Computer Systems Division
 (CSD), a leading distributor and reseller of mid-range solutions, today
 announced an innovative initiative to deliver Linux solutions and services to
 the enterprise and Internet infrastructure markets.  Built on Pioneer-
 Standard's expertise in providing hardware, software and services that address
 complex business needs, this initiative will provide customers access to
 integrated open source systems, in-depth knowledge of Linux coupled with
 technical and marketing support.
     "We've provided value-added services to industry leaders and their
 customers for more than 20 years.  As a result, they understand the extent of
 our resources and expertise and turn to us as the consolidation point for the
 Linux solution," said Bob Bailey, senior vice president, Pioneer-Standard,
 Computer Systems Division.  "This initiative is a natural extension for us and
 we will provide the same high-level customized support and service that our
 customers have come to expect."
     Through Pioneer-Standard's partnerships with independent software vendors
 (ISV), Linux distribution partners and leading software and hardware
 companies, Pioneer offers customers access to proven Linux business solutions.
 Configuration and integration support of the initiative will be provided at
 Pioneer's Systems Integration Value Added Center (SIVAC) and by its
 Professional Services Group, that includes certified technicians and engineers
 linked to the Linux technical community.
     "The industry has rallied around Linux and helped increase its overall
 market acceptance.  In fact Forrester Research forecasts that Linux will
 dominate Web servers by 2003," said Matt Reaves, vice president, Software
 Sales & Marketing, Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division.  "With
 Pioneer's initiative, Linux users can continue to capitalize on its market
 potential while broadening their current IT capabilities and enhancing their
 existing Internet functionality."
 
     About Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division
     The Computer Systems Division of Pioneer-Standard is a leading distributor
 and reseller of mid-market computer solutions that is comprised of two primary
 business units: KeyLink Systems(R) and the Enterprise Sales Group.  KeyLink
 Systems, the computer distribution business within Pioneer-Standard,
 distributes mid-range and enterprise products from Compaq, IBM, Intel,
 Enterasys and Oracle, as well as other leading manufacturers to resellers.
 The Enterprise Sales Group resells products from Compaq, IBM, Intel,
 Enterasys, and Oracle as well as other leading manufacturers to end user
 customers, with a solution focus on Server Consolidation, e-Business, High
 Availability, and Storage.  Additional information about these business units
 can be found at www.keylinksystems.com or www.enterprisesalesgroup.com .
 
     About Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.
     Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc. is a broad-line distributor of
 electronic components and mid-range computer products.  The Company reported
 revenues of $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, which were
 nearly evenly split between the Industrial Electronics Division and the
 Computer Systems Division.  A Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Cleveland,
 Ohio, Pioneer-Standard also serves international customers in Europe and Asia
 through its strategic partners: Taiwan-based World Peace Industrial Co. Ltd.;
 U.K.-based Eurodis Electron PLC; and Germany-based Magirus AG.  Additional
 information about Pioneer-Standard can be found at
 http://www.pioneerstandard.com/ .
 
      Contact:
      Jerri Hegwood                                Jolie Newman
      Pioneer-Standard, Computer Systems Division  Springbok Technologies, Inc.
      770-625-7558                                 972-480-9980, ext. 135
      hegwoodj@pios.com                            jnewman@springbok.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X70560361
 
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