Connectria To Provide iSeries (AS/400) Disaster Recovery Services To Daffron & Associates, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 16, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it will provide iSeries disaster recovery services for Daffron & Associates, Inc. Daffron provides IBM iSeries-based software solutions and hosted applications for electric, water and gas utilities. In working with utilities, Daffron clearly understands that disasters can strike at any time. Regardless of the type of disaster, utility companies need to maintain access to their information systems in order to keep their businesses operational and restore services to their clients. In order to ensure that Daffron's hosted customers can continue running in the event of a disaster, Daffron selected a cost-effective iSeries (AS/400) disaster recovery solution from Connectria with a rapid recovery window. Connectria's proven disaster recovery solutions will enable Daffron and its customers to protect their IBM iSeries environment from catastrophic loss.

About Daffron & Associates, Inc.
Daffron & Associates, Inc. has offered comprehensive application software and services for the utility industry since 1976, serving 160 electric, water and gas utilities and over 3.65 million consumers in 32 states; Ontario; Canada, Anguilla; West Indies, Western Samoa; and Zimbabwe. Daffron offers cost effective solutions including integrated Consumer Information, Materials, and Financial Management, e-Business, and Work Order Automation software designed specifically for utilities. Adding to their highly successful IBM iSeries-based products, Daffron is delivering a new open version of its Customer Information, Financial, and Material management software. New suites of utility-focused software are developed with a J2EE tool set utilizing Java, SQL, and a browser interface, complying with open standards for database and operating system independence, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). More information can be found at www.daffron.com.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations. http://www.connectria.com

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