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smartShift Technologies and Virtual Forge Partner to Provide Unique Offering for SAP Market

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smartShift Technologies
10 East, 33rd Street, Floor 6
New York, NY, 10016

Press release date: May 21, 2014

NEW YORK - smartShift Technologies has partnered with Virtual Forge to bring next generation enterprise software optimization, application security expertise and managed cloud services under one roof for the first time.

When updating enterprise technology to work in next generation computing environments such as the cloud, code optimization, application security and other services are essential considerations that companies usually address with separate vendors. The smartShift-Virtual Forge partnership provides a unique, unified solution that enables enterprise customers to meet ambitious technology transformation goals rapidly and securely.

"Forward-looking companies realize that legacy applications can't deliver the powerful capabilities enabled by next generation and cloud-based computing technology," said Seth Henry, CEO Americas, smartShift Technologies. "Concerns about security, prolonged code freezes and mounting costs can make modernization seem too risky for many large organizations. Our partnership's unparalleled expertise and proprietary software changes the equation for CIOs and IT leaders, bringing secure, cost-effective technology transformation within reach."

To adhere to the latest industry standards, SAP customers face the dual challenges of managing the risks associated with application security, compliance and data loss prevention, while simultaneously performing recurring tasks, such as system upgrades, code optimization and custom application development. Through this partnership, smartShift Technologies and Virtual Forge will together reduce those business risks for SAP customers, improving system performance and reducing operating costs.

"Never before have enterprise customers had such comprehensive options when it comes to their application optimization, security and cloud computing needs," said Virtual Forge CEO Dr. Markus Schumacher. "With Virtual Forge's track record in security, compliance and quality and smartShift Technologies' automated transformation and cloud management capabilities, we're bringing a complete solution, the first of its kind, to the SAP market and fulfilling the three key requirements of companies going to the cloud: security, security, security."

About smartShift Technologies
smartShift Technologies is an elite cloud migration and enterprise technology optimization partner to the world's leading businesses. The company's patented and proprietary suite of automated tools and managed services reduce the risk, cost and duration of complex IT transformations, enabling organizations to seamlessly upgrade to high-performance, next-generation computing environments. Headquartered in New York, smartShift has a worldwide presence with locations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn.

*SAP, ABAP, and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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