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VisionIT Tops Inner City Companies List at 11th Annual Inner City 100 Awards

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(Boston, MA)

Detroit-headquartered VisionIT, Inc. received the 2009 Inner City 100 Award as the number one fastest-growing inner city company in America (overall) and the number one fastest-growing minority-owned inner city company during the 11th Annual Inner City 100 Awards ceremony hosted by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).

This marks the fifth time in as many years VisionIT has been recognized as part of this annual list, which also earned the firm Hall of Fame honors during the awards ceremony in Boston this past Wednesday evening.

Innovative practices and sustained growth are the predominant traits of the 2009 Inner City 100, which is a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in inner city communities nationwide.

“We are honored to have received such esteemed distinction, which truly underscores our commitment to the inner city,” said David H. Segura, founder and CEO of VisionIT. “This type of recognition is timely as our company moves to roll out a pioneering program this summer that will continue to make a positive impact in urban communities.”

In 1999, ICIC created the Inner City 100 program to change perceptions about inner city business by showing the nation the advantages of inner cities. The Inner City 100 ranks the fast-growing, competitive companies located in America’s inner cities.

VisionIT’s incredible streak as part of this distinguished list earned them the right to be inducted into the ICIC – Staples Foundation for Learning Inner City 100 Hall of Fame. They were joined by 12 other inner city businesses from across the nation.

VisionIT President Christine Rice was in Boston to accept honors at the awards ceremony on Wednesday. She accepted both awards on behalf of VisionIT and its entire team of technology professionals and corporate operations.

“To be inducted into the Inner City 100 Hall of Fame is an incredible achievement for the entire VisionIT team,” said Rice. “This type of distinction is a direct result of the consistent hard work of our talented workforce and our collective commitment to excellence.”

ICIC is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. Visit www.icic.org.

About VisionIT, Inc.
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in IT staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 13 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 1,500 of the nation’s most talented IT professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India.

VisionIT has consistently been ranked as one of the fastest growing privately-held corporations in the U.S. reaching the Inner City 100 Hall of Fame with five consecutive years in the Inner City 100 fastest growing list of Inner City based firms and topping the list in 2009 as the #1 firm in growth. VisionIT has also been listed three times (2004, 2005, 2008) as part of the prestigious Inc. 500 by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in North America.

VisionIT selected as part of Accenture’s Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

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(Chicago, IL)

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has launched the second, expanded class of its Diverse Supplier Development Program and has selected VisionIT as one of its diverse suppliers. This mentoring program teams VisionIT’s executive leadership with Accenture executives to develop strategies that strengthen VisionIT’s capabilities and delivery processes. The program has grown from 10 to 16 diverse suppliers from across the United States

The new class includes minority- and women-owned business enterprises and was selected via competitive review of the top diversity-owned businesses in the U.S.. All of the companies have met and exceeded the requirements for participation in the program, including an existing business relationship with Accenture, proof of current skills and capabilities and a record of historical high performance, financial viability and diversity status.

“Accenture is committed to promoting economic growth in the communities where we work and live,” said Cheryl Harris, senior executive and director of Supplier Diversity. “With the expansion of this program, we can help an increased number of diverse suppliers develop strategies and best practices that can grow their businesses. At the same time, we strengthen our network of qualified suppliers that know our business practices.”

“VisionIT is a part of this program since we continue to invest into our consulting and managed service practices and to receive access and guidance from a world leader in these service offerings will only make us a stronger company” stated David Segura, CEO of VisionIT.

Established in 2006, the program requires an 18 month commitment and includes a kick-off meeting of all participating protégé companies and Accenture mentors; monthly in-depth meetings between mentors and protégé companies’ leaders; and quarterly training symposia, where diverse suppliers are exposed to Accenture knowledge capital, learn how to apply it to their businesses and discuss topics ranging from sales and marketing to e-commerce and workforce development.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008.

About VisionIT, Inc.
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in IT staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 13 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 1,500 of the nation’s most talented IT professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India.

For the past six years VisionIT has been rated as one of the top 50 fastest-growing diversity-owned firms in the U.S. and has been listed three times (2004, 2005, 2008) as part of the prestigious Inc. 500 by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in North America.

VisionIT CEO Delivers Keynote Address at Technology Sector MWBE JumpStart Event for New York State

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(Buffalo, NY)

David Segura, founder and CEO of VisionIT, Inc., delivered the keynote address during the Technology Sector MWBE Jumpstart Event on Thursday, May 14 at the UB Downtown Gateway located in Buffalo, New York. The event was organized by the Office of the New York State Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology.

The Technology Sector MBWE Jumpstart Event was designed to give minority-and-women-owned technology solution providers the opportunity to connect with some of the largest technology corporations world-wide who are serving New York State.

“I was honored to share the VisionIT story at this very important event,” said Segura. “Our company started like many of the minority businesses who attended. Since our inception, VisionIT has been committed to helping other minorities succeed in the IT industry and our company does this on a daily basis utilizing internships, scholarships and our hiring practices as well as providing sub-contracting opportunities to other minority-owned businesses.”

Over 300 people were in attendance including major corporations like Accenture, Unisys, HP, IBM, SAIC, Dell, Oracle, nFrastructure, Cisco, Microsoft, Xerox, Motorola, Qwest, Deloitte and Siemens. Government leaders included Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office for Technology, the Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown, Senator Antoine Thompson, Michael Jones-Bey, Director of NYS Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development, and Assemblywomen Crystal D. Peoples.

“We were very pleased to have David Segura as our keynote speaker during our third Technology Sector MWBE Jumpstart Event,” said Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office for Technology. “David’s story of being focused, understanding your customer, having your financials in order, and being prepared when opportunity comes was right on point in what makes successful minority-owned businesses.”

Sponsors of the Jumpstart Event were the Office of the New York State Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women Business Development (MWBD), Assemblywomen Crystal D. Peoples, Senator Antoine M. Thompson, State University of New York at Buffalo, Canisius college, The Upstate Minority Council and the U.S Deparment of Commerce.

About VisionIT, Inc.
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in IT staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 13 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 1,500 of the nation’s most talented IT professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India.

For the past six years VisionIT has been rated as one of the top 50 fastest-growing diversity-owned firms in the U.S. and has been listed three times (2004, 2005, 2008) as part of the prestigious Inc. 500 by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in North America.