Softchoice recently completed the acquisition of NexInnovations
technology solutions and products division. On Oct 15, 2007, Brains II
announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the Company’s break-fix
and warranty services business with approximately 400 services staff. Together
Softchoice and Brains II will ensure that NexInnovations customers continue to
receive integrated reliable, high quality service with respect to the
purchase, deployment, management and ongoing optimization of new technology

“Helping customers maximize the value of their IT investments has been a
key focus for us and we are delighted to have found such a like-minded and
capable partner,” said David MacDonald, President and CEO of Softchoice.
“Brains II has been responsible for maintaining the hardware systems
infrastructure for some of North America’s most well-regarded organizations.
Combined with our own established competencies in providing comprehensive IT
solutions, we are creating a winning formula for our respective organizations
and, above all, NexInnovations customers.”

Established in 1979, Brains II has grown to become one of Canada’s
leading providers of services for IBM, HP, Sun, and Xerox. Brains II
specializes in servicing mainframe, midrange, network processors and
peripherals, disk storage systems, automated libraries and large production
printing equipment.

“Softchoice has built a solid reputation for service excellence and for
building long-lasting customer relationships,” said Charles G. Hanna,
President and CEO of Brains II. “Our own professional team of certified
technicians and extensive nationwide facilities network are an ideal
complement as we work together to manage the technology requirements of some
of Canada’s leading organizations.”