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Red Hat Recognizes Emergent with Prestigious Rising Star Award

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Partners: Red Hat

Vienna, VA – June 24, 2010 /PRnewswire/ - Emergent, an award winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, awarded the company with the Red Hat Public Sector Channel Rising Star Award. The award was presented at a ceremony during the 2010 Red Hat Partner Conference in Boston, June 21-22. The Red Hat Rising Star Award recognizes the partner who has made the most significant leap in overall performance for Red Hat.

“We’re honored to be recognized with the Red Hat Rising Star Award,” said Greg Christensen, President of Emergent, “The award validates Emergent’s leadership and commitment to provide our customers with cost effective open source solutions solving their unique mission critical IT challenges."

Mike Byrd, Director, Public Sector Channel Sales at Red Hat, adds, “Red Hat is answering the call at government agencies at all levels providing opportunities to carve out cost, improve security, transparency and collaboration. We’re pleased to present Emergent with the 2010 Rising Star Award for their overall performance and expanded investment representing the entire Red Hat portfolio of products and solutions.“

About Emergent

Emergent is an award winning Value Added Reseller (VAR) and GSA Schedule Holder (GS-35F-0110W) providing comprehensive IT solutions including IT product acquisition, implementation and education services. Emergent offers complimentary technology solutions including, Adobe, Red Hat, Symantec, VeriSign and SAP Business Objects among others within the government, commercial, education and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit

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Jessica Wessinger
Emergent, LLC