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Vertex Buzzing About Acquisition of Beehive Software

To provide communications architecture for collaborative workflows

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Vertex Network Solutions, which develops scalable managed-communications platforms for digital collaboration, is acquiring Beehive Software, the digital-courier company that has developed file-transfer and workflow software for the printing, prepress, newspaper, reprographics, medical imaging, and photo-finishing markets.

"As a combined company, we will be in a better position to offer a complete solution to our customers, including managed services and custom development--from basic file transfer to high-end workflow solutions," says Graham Murray, CEO of Vertex Network Solutions.

Mark Bennett, president of Beehive Software, will oversee Vertex's technology development as chief technical officer; Florian Mueller will become the principal engineer for Vertex. (Vertex: www.vertexnet.com; Beehive Software: www.thebeehive.com)

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