North American Systems International and FalconStor Software Announce the Formation of a New Midwest User Group

North American Systems teams up with FalconStor software to form a new user group for Midwest end users. North American Systems will be hosting a kickoff event on Tuesday, December 12th at their Bloomington headquarters.

Bloomington, MN, November 29, 2006 --( North American Systems International, a provider of information technology solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of a user group for FalconStor end users in the Midwest area. The FalconStor IPStor Midwest User Group (iMUG) will be an open forum for FalconStor users to ask and answer questions, share tips, voice concerns, and stay in the loop on new version and patch releases. This will also be a medium for interaction with the software manufacturer and enable members to be heard as a group.

“North American Systems has really stepped up to provide FalconStor end users with a great way to share best practices and address issues and concerns, leading to an enhanced end user experience for our customers,” said Chris Poelker, Vice President of FalconStor Software.

“The development and initial sponsorship of this user group was motivated by our commitment to support what we believe to be superior IT solutions,” said John Bettenburg, Vice President of North American Systems, “FalconStor provides a best-of-breed storage virtualization product at a great value.”

Although North American Systems will be providing the initial setup and sponsorship of the user group and website, their aim is to grow the organization into a self-supporting community of end-users. North American Systems plans to host a user group kick-off event on December 12th, and invite FalconStor end-users in the Midwest area.

About North American Systems International
North American Systems International has been in the business of delivering superior IT solutions & hardware to the midrange and enterprise computing markets for over 10 years. North American Systems’ portfolio of best-of-breed solutions, established best practices methodology, and customer-orientated focus ensures their continued success in the marketplace.

About FalconStor
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the premier developer of adaptive data protection solutions that optimize data center efficiency and business continuity for all IT infrastructures. The company's innovative storage virtualization, continuous data protection (CDP), disaster recovery, and virtual tape library (VTL) solutions integrate seamlessly to ensure rapid data recovery and simplified storage management.

Some of the solutions North American Systems specialize in include: storage management & virtualization, high availability & disaster recovery, enterprise software solutions, document imaging and management, thin clients, digital asset management, communication and collaboration, and prepress solutions.

North American Systems International
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