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To: bob gauthier who wrote (32)9/5/2000 9:20:49 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Opens Sales Offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Austin, Texas
Strategic Expansion Serves Key Regions for Networked Data Storage Solutions Provider
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), an independent networked storage solutions provider headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced today the opening of two new sales offices located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Austin, Texas. Datalink now has 24 offices located across the United States.

``We are excited to announce the opening of these offices, providing dedicated resources to serve our new and existing customers in these key regions,'' commented Steve Howe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Datalink. ``These high growth locations present a tremendous opportunity for us to further expand our sales and service efforts across the United States. The Pittsburgh and Austin offices will focus on building strong relationships with our customers and vendor partners in their regions, positioning us to design, implement, and support solutions that meet the unique networked data storage needs of each of our customers.''

The Pittsburgh office, located at 651 Holiday Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220, can be reached by calling 1-888-292-9686 or 1-800-448-6314.

The Austin office, located at 106 East 6th Street, Suite 900, Austin, Texas 78701, can be reached by calling 1-888-298-1098 or 1-800-448-6314.

ABOUT DATALINK:

Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the industry's premier independent provider of networked storage solutions for open systems computing environments. Designed to store, access, and protect business critical information, the Company's solutions are developed using best-of-breed technologies and professional services. A comprehensive suite of services - analysis, design, integration, implementation, training, technical support, and maintenance - are delivered by Datalink's multi-tiered professional services organization. For more information on Datalink, call 1-800-448-6314, e-mail info@datalink.com or visit datalink.com.

``Safe Harbor'' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Datalink Corporation's business which are not historical facts are ``forward-looking statements'' that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking

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To: bob gauthier who wrote (33)10/9/2000 8:20:32 AM
From: bob gauthier
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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2000--
Independent Storage System Architect Demonstrates Expertise
in Deploying Enterprise-Class SANs
At the Fibre Channel Technologies Conference and Expo (FCTC 2000)
in San Jose next week, Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK) will
demonstrate a live, switched-fabric Storage Area Network (SAN)
providing high-speed, high bandwidth connections. A SAN enables
more powerful access and protection of business critical
information--making it a key component for enterprise storage
management. Deployed with fibre channel, SANs deliver greater
scalability, reliability, availability, and recoverability.
Datalink is at the forefront of heterogeneous SAN deployments in
open systems enterprise environments.
Datalink's exhibit (booth 307/309) showcases a live SAN featuring
heterogeneous shared disk, heterogeneous shared tape, clustered
servers, dynamic tape allocation, LAN-free backup, and LUN
management--a solution that enables companies to achieve cost-
saving, high-speed, high performance data access and storage
management capabilities. Datalink will demonstrate its open
systems expertise by integrating industry-leading technologies
from ATL, BROCADE, Emulex, Hitachi Data Systems, JNI, MetaStor,
and VERITAS Software in a multi-platform environment. During
exhibit hours, a Datalink SAN expert will be available to answer
questions and discuss the company's information storage
infrastructures.
In addition, Datalink's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Robinson,
will present a tutorial entitled "Enterprise Heterogeneous SAN
Deployment: A Case Study," to conference attendees. Scheduled from
12
? 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th, the tutorial presents
the evolution of storage area networks from departmental,
homogeneous environments to enterprise class, heterogeneous
deployments. Attendees will learn about: shared storage
including consolidation and LUN management and on-the-fly
storage scaling; LAN-free backup issues including library
sharing, dynamic allocation of tape resources, and migration
to server-free backup; high availability/clustering
including I/O path fail-over and multi-node clustering
configurations; and business continuance issues including
remote vaulting, remote mirroring, and wide area clustering.
FCTC 2000, held October 10-12 at the San Jose Convention Center,
provides practical information on Fibre Channel system-related
design issues including storage area networks, and more. For more
information about FCTC 2000, log on to www.fibreconference.com.
ABOUT DATALINK:
Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the
nation's leading independent architect of enterprise-class
information storage infrastructures. As an independent, Datalink
designs, builds, and supports information storage architectures
using the best possible technologies. Datalink's customized
storage infrastructures ensure information availability, storage,
protection, and continuity for clients worldwide.
For more information on Datalink, call 1-800-448-6314, e-mail
info@datalink.com or visit datalink.com. "Safe Harbor"
Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Statements in this press release regarding Datalink
Corporation's business which are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties.
For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could
cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Prospectus and information contained in reports filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
--30--sh/ms*
CONTACT:
Datalink Corporation, Minneapolis

Donna M. Grover

(952) 944-3462

(952) 944-7869 (fax)

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To: bob gauthier who wrote (33)10/9/2000 8:21:41 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Corp. has posted a new event to its investor relations calendar:

Event: 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call
Date(s): 10/18/00 9:30 AM CT

To view Datalink Corp.'s calendar of events, click on the following link:

corporate-ir.net

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To: bob gauthier who wrote (35)10/18/2000 8:07:20 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Corporation Reports Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results
Strong Growth Continues
New Marketing Program Launched
Conference Call is scheduled at 9:30 am Central Standard Time today, October 18, 2000
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), an independent storage system architect, reported that revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 increased to $36.3 million from $30.3 million in the same period a year ago, an increase of 20%. Net income was $1.6 million or $.17 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million or $.22 per diluted share for the same period in the prior year.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2000, revenues totaled $99.2 million, an increase of 17% over the $85.0 million in revenues generated in the same period a year ago. Net income before the cumulative impact of a change in accounting principle for the nine months ended September 30, 2000 was $3.9 million or $.42 per diluted share, compared to $5.5 million or $.80 per diluted share in the same period a year ago.

Datalink completed an initial public offering of its common stock in August 1999. If 1999 net income amounts were adjusted to reflect income tax expense on a comparable basis with 2000, net income would be $1.4 million or $.18 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 1999, and $3.4 million or $.50 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 1999.

Greg Meland, Datalink's President and CEO commented: ``Our sales momentum continued during the quarter. We have added sales and technical staff in key regions to expand our capabilities to serve our customers. During our third quarter, we opened two new offices bringing our total number of offices to 24.

``Customers continue to look to Datalink to help them with the management of their business-critical data. We see no end in sight to the explosive growth in the amount of data stored or the ways businesses look to use it. We help our customers meet these challenges by helping them to build infrastructures such as Storage Area Networks (SANs) and introduce them to productivity tools such as storage management software. We plan to grow our leadership position in providing independent, objectively designed, information storage infrastructures and services.

``This month we introduced our new company logo, a new marketing program, and a new company themeline `Information Means The World'. Datalink has always had a loyal customer base. We are looking to our new marketing efforts to help us expand this customer base, bringing a new generation of customers to our products and services. This marketing campaign enables us to build upon our success, increase market awareness, and ultimately, capitalize on growing market opportunities.''

Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the nation's leading independent architect of enterprise-class information storage infrastructures. As an independent, Datalink designs, builds, and supports information storage architectures using the best possible technologies. Datalink's customized storage infrastructures ensure information availability, storage, protection, and continuity for clients worldwide.

A conference call will be held at 9:30 a.m. Central Standard Time today, October 18, 2000 to discuss the operating results. To participate, please dial (800) 603-4337. Refer to the Datalink conference call. An audio replay will also be available through October 25, 2000. To listen, please dial (800) 642-1687. The pass-code for the replay is 634561. A replay is also available via web cast on Datalink's website, www.datalink.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a ``safe harbor'' for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect our views regarding future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those identified below, which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. The words ``aim,'' ``believe,'' ``expect,'' ``anticipate,'' ``intend,'' ``estimate'' and other expressions which indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: our ability to hire and retain key technical and other personnel; competition and pricing pressures that may adversely affect our revenues and profits; the level of continuing demand for data storage; our dependence on key suppliers; the strain placed on our resources by growth and expansion; our ability to adapt to rapid technological change; risks associated with possible future acquisitions; fluctuations in our quarterly operating results; future changes in applicable accounting rules; and volatility in our stock price.

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Datalink Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Sept. 30, Dec. 31,
2000 1999
(preliminary
and
unaudited)
---------- ----------
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,009 $ 6,515
Accounts receivable, net 22,925 19,272
Inventories 5,991 9,528
Inventories shipped but not installed 5,911 -
Other current assets 330 361
Deferred income taxes 1,884 427
---------- ---------
Total current assets 41,050 36,103
---------- ---------

Property and equipment, net 3,913 2,496
Intangibles, net 3,192 3,412
Other assets 77 47
---------- ---------
Total assets $ 48,232 $ 42,058
========== =========

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 16,188 $ 13,695
Accrued expenses 2,897 2,809
Income taxes payable 499 257
Note payable to former stockholder,
current portion 705 705
Capital lease obligation, current
portion - 13
Deferred compensation, current
portion 34 73
Distribution payable to S corporation
stockholders - 744
Deferred revenue 1,658 -
---------- ---------
Total current liabilities 21,981 18,296

Note payable to former stockholder,
less current portion 704 1,409
Deferred income taxes and compensation 646 648
---------- ---------
Total liabilities 23,331 20,353
---------- ---------

Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $.001 par value, 50,000,000
shares authorized, 8,792,043 and
8,772,537 shares issued and
outstanding as of June 30, 2000 and
December 31, 1999, respectively 9 9
Additional paid in capital 18,989 18,213
Retained earnings 5,903 3,483
---------- ---------
Total stockholders' equity 24,901 21,705
---------- ---------
Total liabilities and
stockholders' equity $ 48,232 $ 42,058
========== =========

Datalink Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
(unaudited) (unaudited)

2000 1999 2000 1999
---- ---- ---- ----
Revenues $36,292 $30,282 $99,201 $85,038
Cost of revenues 27,653 22,258 73,036 62,891
---------------- -----------------
Gross profit 8,639 8,024 26,165 22,147
---------------- -----------------
Sales and marketing 2,825 3,080 10,258 8,572
General and administrative 2,270 1,792 6,794 5,402
Engineering 978 767 2,424 2,157
Offering costs (1) - - 381 173
---------------- -----------------
Total operating expenses 6,073 5,639 19,857 16,304
---------------- -----------------
Income from operations 2,566 2,385 6,308 5,843

Interest income (expense), net 80 3 279 (180)
---------------- -----------------
Income before income taxes
and cumulative effect of a
change in accounting principle 2,646 2,388 6,587 5,663
Income taxes 1,085 668 2,701 151
---------------- -----------------
Income before cumulative
effect of a change
in accounting principle 1,561 1,720 3,886 5,512
Cumulative impact of a
change in accounting
principle, net of income
taxes (2) - - (753) -
---------------- -----------------
Net income (loss) $ 1,561 $ 1,720 $ 3,133 $5,512
================ =================
Net income per share:
Basic:
Income per share before
cumulative effect of a change
in accounting principle $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.44 $ 0.81
Loss per share from the
cumulative effect of a
change in accounting principle - - $ 0.08 -
---------------- -----------------
Net income B45per share $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.36 $ 0.81
================ =================
Fully diluted:
Income per share before
cumulative effect of a
change in accounting principle $ 0.17 $ 0.22 $ 0.42 $ 0.80
Loss per share from the
cumulative effect of a
change in accounting principle - - (0.08) -
---------------- -----------------
Net income (loss) per share $ 0.17 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.80
================ =================
Weighted average shares
outstanding:
Basic 8,800 7,653 8,783 6,797
Fully diluted 9,178 7,821 9,157 6,853

(1) Reflects legal, accounting and other costs associated with the
Company's public offerings, which were postponed or cancelled due to
market conditions.

(2) Effective January 1, 2000, the Company changed its revenue
recognition policy related to hardware and software products. This
charge represents the cumulative impact of the new policy, net of
income taxes, effective January 1, 2000.

Pro forma income (loss) and income (loss) per share calculations:
Pro forma income before cumulative
effect of a change in accounting
principle (1) $1,561 $1,015 $3,886 $3,341
Cumulative effect of a change in
accounting principle, net of
income taxes - - (753) -
---------------- -----------------
Net income $1,561 $1,015 $3,133 $3,341
================ =================
Pro forma income per share before
cumulative effect of a change in
accounting principle (2) $ 0.17 $ 0.11 $ 0.42 $ 0.41
Cumulative effect per share, of a
change in accounting principle,
net of income taxes - - (0.08) -
---------------- -----------------
Proforma income per share $ 0.17 $ 0.11 $ 0.34 $ 0.41
================ =================
Weighted average shares used in
calculating pro forma income per
share:
Fully diluted weighted average
shares 9,178 7,821 9,157 6,853
Additional shares required to
fund distribution to
shareholders - 1,309 - 1,309
---------------- -----------------
9,178 9,130 9,157 8,162
================ =================

(1) Pro forma net income is calculated as if the Company was
subject to income taxes for all periods presented.

(2) Pro forma income per share is computed by dividing pro forma
net income by the fully diluted weighted average number of shares for
the period, after giving effect to the number of shares that would be
required to be sold at the initial offering price to fund a
distribution to the shareholders of all previously taxed, but
undistributed, S Corporation earnings.

Income and income per share before cumulative effect of a change in
accounting principle, assuming income taxes and excluding offering
cost:

Income (1) $1,561 $1,409 $4,111 $3,443
Income per share:
Basic $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.47 $ 0.51
Fully diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.18 $ 0.45 $ 0.50

Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 8,800 7,653 8,783 6,797
Fully diluted 9,178 7,821 9,157 6,853

(1) Reflects income and income per share before cumulative effect
of a change in accounting principle, excluding offering costs and
assuming the Company was subject to income taxes for all periods
presented.

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To: bob gauthier who wrote (36)10/20/2000 8:10:09 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Launches New Marketing Initiative
``Information Means the World'' is the Campaign Theme
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ:DTLK - news), an independent storage system architect headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced today that the Company is launching its most significant marketing initiative to date, aimed at capturing a larger share of the growing data storage market. Datalink's new branding campaign includes business and industry-trade print advertising, Web development, collateral materials, event marketing and public relations. Datalink is also unveiling a new logo as part of the marketing campaign.

``Datalink's marketing initiative communicates an important message to clients - that their information is in the hands of the people most passionate about it and who have the distinct ability to transform it into power,'' stated Greg Meland, Datalink president and CEO. ``Our reputation for excellence and service leadership in designing, building, and supporting information storage architectures has been earned by one of the best teams in the industry - the Datalink team. Our marketing campaign enables us to build upon this success, increase market awareness, and ultimately, capitalize on growing market opportunities.''

``The role of data is changing dramatically,'' commented Meland. ``Companies used to look at data from a tactical standpoint, and now it's much more strategic as companies both warehouse and mine their data stores. Our new theme line, `Information Means the World®', is indicative of the power of managed data.

According to computer-industry research firm estimates, the storage industry is growing at a double-digit rate and will continue that pace for the next few years as today's organizations need storage to handle growing data requirements. ``Datalink is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for storage-area networks as well as network-attached storage. We have great customers and a tremendously high customer satisfaction rate, coupled with an enviable engineer-to-sales ratio. This initiative will help extend our message further into the marketplace,'' he said.

Since January 2000, Datalink has added five new offices as part of its overall sales and marketing efforts. The new offices are located in San Diego; Pittsburgh; Austin, Texas; Raleigh, N. C.; and Portland, Ore. Datalink's customers include 3M Corporation, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., BellSouth.net Inc., Brocade Communications, Inc., Comdisco, Inc., Kemper Insurance, and Sportsline.com. In May 2000, Datalink was named to Business Week's list of 100 Hot Growth Companies.

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To: Sandra who started this subject10/27/2000 11:05:07 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Marketing Campaign:
I asked Datalink for dates on the current marketing campaign. Here they are:

Business Week - Oct, Nov, and possibly Dec.
CIO Magazine - Nov, Dec.
Fortune - Oct, Nov, and possibly Dec.
InfoStor - Oct, Nov, Dec.

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To: Sandra who started this subject11/13/2000 7:32:06 AM
From: bob gauthier
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Datalink Corporation Acquires the Data Storage Solutions Division of OpenSystems.com
Acquisition Delivers Experienced Team and Established User-Base
Conference Call Scheduled for 9:00 am, Central Standard Time, November 13, 2000
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), a premier independent information storage architect, and OpenSystems.com, Inc, a privately-held leading developer of network intelligence software, announced today that Datalink has acquired the Appliance Division of OpenSystems.com, Inc.

The Appliance Division of OpenSystems.com (OpenSystems) has achieved national status as the leading independent seller of network attached storage (NAS). For more than eight years, OpenSystems has designed and installed information storage systems. This transaction delivers to Datalink a team of engineers and sales professionals experienced in selling, servicing and supporting high-availability information storage solutions. The division has sales offices in Boston, MA and Raleigh, NC, has generated approximately $17 million in revenues over the past 12 months, and is profitable.

Greg Meland, Datalink's President and CEO stated, ``OpenSystems has built a highly productive, customer-centered data storage solutions business. They are the number one channel partner of Network Appliance, Inc., the dominant NAS market leader. NAS is one of the fastest growing segments of the information storage marketplace. OpenSystems brings to Datalink a top-notch group of employees with a deep understanding of NAS, a sizable customer base, and an immediate presence with the leader in NAS technologies. Datalink's strengths in enterprise-class information storage architectures complements OpenSystems expertise and brings new capabilities to both our customers.''

Commenting on the sale of the Appliance Division and its impact on the Software Division of OpenSystems.com, President and CEO Lynn Mormann said, ``We view Datalink as the perfect fit for our Appliance Division because of their commitment and ability to grow the business on a national level. Datalink has a broad array of data storage architecture experience and a great reputation in our industry. At the same time, this sale now allows OpenSystems.com to focus exclusively on our Software Division, and the development of next-generation products for our highly successful network intelligence suite.''

Greg Meland continued, ``This acquisition is another step in our overall plan to grow our sales and technical capabilities to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in the data storage marketplace. This investment, will allow us to leverage our NAS capabilities and to more rapidly expand our business, especially in the eastern region of the United States. Additionally, we expect the acquisition to have a positive impact on our cash flow per share and to be accretive to earnings per share by no later than the fourth quarter of 2001.''

About Datalink:

Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the nation's leading independent architect of enterprise-class information storage infrastructures. As an independent, Datalink designs, builds, and supports information storage architectures using the best possible technologies. Datalink's customized storage infrastructures ensure information availability, storage, protection, and continuity for clients worldwide.

About OpenSystems.com

OpenSystems is a pioneer and leading developer of log management software, providing more than 3,500 e-business customers with network intelligence, real-time security information, and productivity analysis. The Company's product, the Private I Intelligence Suite, enables customers to monitor and document both Internet and Intranet traffic, flagging incoming security threats while analyzing traffic for improvements to network performance and employee productivity.

Founded in 1992, OpenSystems is a privately-held company, internally financed and profitable. Headquartered in Walpole, Massachusetts, the company has six regional sales and development offices, and global sales representation. For more information about OpenSystems, please visit the Company's Web site at www.opensystems.com, or phone 508-668-2460.

A conference call will be held at 9:00 am Central Standard Time today, November 13, 2000 to discuss the operating results. To participate, please dial (800) 603-4337. Refer to the Datalink conference call. An audio replay will also be available through November 19, 2000. To listen, please dial (800) 642-1687. The pass-code for the replay is 448853. A replay is also available via web cast on Datalink's website, www.datalink.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a ``safe harbor'' for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect our views regarding future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those identified below, which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. The words ``aim,'' ``believe,'' ``expect,'' ``anticipate,'' ``intend,'' ``estimate'' and other expressions which indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: our ability to hire and retain key technical and other personnel; competition and pricing pressures that may adversely affect our revenues and profits; the level of continuing demand for data storage; our dependence on key suppliers; the strain placed on our resources by growth and expansion; our ability to adapt to rapid technological change; risks associated with possible future acquisitions; fluctuations in our quarterly operating results; future changes in applicable accounting rules; and volatility in our stock price.

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To: Sandra who started this subject11/15/2000 8:38:40 AM
From: bob gauthier
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DTLK Quarterly Results
Datalink filed their official quarterly results statement this morning, here is the link:

10kwizard.ccbn.com

How come I'm the only one posting here???
BobG...

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To: Sandra who started this subject12/5/2000 8:15:09 AM
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Datalink Breaks Ground On New Corporate Headquarters
Facility Designed to Support Growth and Enhance Delivery of Services
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), announced today the start of construction for its new corporate headquarters. Datalink's 100,000 square foot facility will be located on a 14-acre parcel of land located in the Chanhassen Lakes Business Park, in Chanhassen, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb. Datalink plans to relocate to the new facility in March of 2001.

As independent storage system architects, Datalink designs, builds, and supports information storage infrastructures that use best-of-breed hardware and software technologies. The company's current headquarters is located in Edina, Minn.

The new two-story complex will accommodate Datalink's growth and evolution as a technical services organization. The facility will feature advanced and expanded architectural design and test laboratories that will enhance the company's client-oriented training, demonstration, certification, and proof-of-concept technical services offerings.

``As Datalink has grown, our existing location no longer meets our current and future requirements, in terms of office space and parking, as well as the physical design limitations of the building itself,'' says Michael Jaeb, Vice President of Operations and Administration, Datalink. ``Our new headquarters is designed with three important groups in mind - our clients, our partners, and our employees. Attracting and retaining top personnel and clients is key to our business. Providing employees with advanced resources and facilities removes roadblocks to exceptional performance and service. Ultimately, our new facility positions us to better meet the needs of these key groups while enhancing satisfaction and continuing to grow our business.''

The build-to-suit project for Datalink is being co-developed by Steve Hoyt and Gary Lally of Hoyt Properties. Westin Construction Co. is the general contractor and RSP Architects is the designer for the project.

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To: bob gauthier who wrote (41)12/19/2000 11:18:01 AM
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Datalink Named Partner of the Year by Hitachi Data Systems
Award Received for Recording Largest Sales Revenue in 2000
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ: DTLK - news), announced today that it has been named Partner of the Year by Hitachi Data Systems. Datalink, an independent architect of information storage infrastructures for open systems computing environments, accepted the award at Hitachi Data Systems' First Annual Channel Summit during COMDEX in Las Vegas, NV.

``We are pleased to recognize Datalink as Partner of the Year,'' said Jim Davidson, Hitachi Data Systems General Manager. ``With their technical expertise and commitment to solving customers' business challenges, Datalink epitomizes the true value-add partner for Hitachi Data Systems.''

The Partner of the Year award was created by Hitachi Data Systems to annually acknowledge channel partners that have demonstrated outstanding performance through partnership and revenue achievement. Datalink received the honor by recording the largest sales revenue of Hitachi Data Systems products during the twelve months ending September 30, 2000.

``Datalink is honored to have been chosen as Hitachi Data Systems Partner of the Year for 2000. Building strong partnerships has always been a priority for Datalink and this award demonstrates that our efforts have been successful,'' said Steve Howe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Datalink. ``The continued support of Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) products will enable Datalink to continue designing and delivering sophisticated information storage architectures. To continue our success in 2001, Datalink will look to its important partners, like Hitachi Data Systems, for ongoing technological leadership and innovation to help us meet the expectations of our clients and shareholders.''

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