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Ajilon Consulting Labs Provides Software Testing for HP Certified Testing Program for iPAQ Pocket PC Options.

Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers

COMDEX Fall 2002

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2002

Developers and Customers Assured of Quality Products After

Rigorous, Independent Testing

Ajilon Consulting Labs, a division of IT services firm Ajilon Consulting, and Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) announce today at the 23rd annual COMDEX show that Ajilon Consulting Labs is the exclusive software testing facility for the HP Certified testing program for 3rd party expansion packs, options, and accessories for the iPAQ Pocket PC.

To receive the HP Certified endorsement - and the right to use the HP Certified insignia (see below) on products and marketing collateral - hardware and software developers must submit their device or application for testing by Ajilon Consulting Labs' software testing professionals at the company's 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Nashua, N.H. The HP Certified testing program is available immediately.

"Ajilon Consulting Labs' understanding of iPAQ Pocket PC design and architecture coupled with their completely independent status and industry-recognized integrity contributed significantly to establishing this relationship and the HP Certified testing program," said David McAfee, manager of the iPAQ Developer Program at HP.

He added that during the past two years, Ajilon Consulting Labs has been involved in the iPAQ Pocket PC testing and development program, and has proven to be a valuable partner.

Bruce Ribolini, director of operations at Ajilon Consulting Labs said, "This HP Certified testing program gives developers and businesses throughout the iPAQ Pocket PC community a fast turn around certification capability. Developers will hit their market windows in this fast paced handheld market and have the cachet of the HP Certified insignia."

According to Ribolini, developers readily see logo certification is a necessary next step as a means of quality and performance differentiation, and the independence of Ajilon Consulting Labs carries significant credibility among both developers and users.

Developers can expect results in less than one week for the standard HP Certified testing suites, and they will receive full results of the testing. Ajilon Consulting Labs also provides more comprehensive, custom testing and certification programs for products with special or complex considerations.

iPAQ Pocket PC customers benefit through the assurance that products bearing the HP Certified insignia have successfully passed a rigorous set of standard tests insuring performance and compatibility within the iPAQ Pocket PC operating environment.

"It has been a privilege to work with the iPAQ development team," added Ribolini. "From the very beginning, HP understood the value of comprehensive testing. The success of the iPAQ Pocket PC in the hotly contested handheld market reflects the quality and testing that has marked this program from its inception."

Logo Certification is one of a number of extensive Hewlett Packard technical and business services available to the worldwide iPAQ developer and business community through the iPAQ Pocket PC Developer Program which can be found on the web at: www.hp.com/developer/iPAQ.

HP at a Glance:

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com

Ajilon Consulting at a Glance

Ajilon Consulting is a complete service provider of information technology solutions including software quality assurance, software testing, systems development and integration, help desk services, outsourcing, and staffing. In 1995, Ajilon Consulting became the first U.S. information technology services firm to achieve ISO 9001 certification of its quality system.

Headquartered in Towson, Md., Ajilon Consulting has over 40 offices nationwide with additional locations in Canada, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Australia.

Clients include Fortune 1000 companies and large multinationals, mid-size corporations and public employers in a full range of industries including manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation and insurance. More information about Ajilon Consulting Labs is available at: www.aclabs.com
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