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Sarasota-Based Datum Corporation Acquires BreakFree IT

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – May 1, 2013 – Datum Corporation, a Sarasota-based company offering comprehensive, one-stop technology solutions for small- to mid-sized businesses, today announced that it has acquired Bradenton-based BreakFree IT (BFIT) in a 100 percent stock purchase. BFIT is a leading provider of outsourced information technology (IT) services throughout the region.

BFIT and its founders have been engaged in IT services in the Sarasota and surrounding areas for 20 years. The company’s clients include performing arts organizations, private schools, medical organizations, insurance agencies, and other small- and mid-sized businesses. In addition to acquiring the clients and stock, Datum will retain all of BFIT’s current staff.

“We take a very deliberate approach to acquiring organizations that will add to and fulfill strategic geographic goals, as well as bring top talent to the business,” said Tom Frost, CEO of Datum Corporation. “Break Free IT has assembled an excellent team and an impressive client list. The addition of Datum’s resources will add to the already first-rate service.”

“Over the past 20 years I have cultivated deep relationships and bonds with the business owners in Sarasota, Bradenton and the surrounding areas,” said Jeff Wood, former President of BFIT. “Joining forces with Datum is a natural extension of the services BreakFree IT already provides, and will only strengthen the relationships I have developed during my career in Information Technology.”

About Datum Corporation:
Datum Corporation is a leading provider of IT-managed services, IT consulting, and IT executive staffing for companies with a national and global presence. As an international business process consulting, technology and outsourcing company, Datum supports clients in all 50 states from their headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, and offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Honolulu. For more information, visitwww.datumcorporation.comor call (941) 256-8700 X110.

Grapevine Communications is a full-service, award-winning advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Sarasota, Florida, and serving clients nationwide. The firm was awarded the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr., Small Business Award by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.For more information, contact Gabriele Vest at 941-351-0024 or gvest@grapeinc.com.

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