SHREWSBURY, NJ--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced its agreement with Compuware Corporation to distribute Compuware's DevPartner, TestPartner and Optimal Trace products to Lifeboat's global network of resellers and solution providers.

Compuware Optimal Trace provides a single solution for both business requirements gathering and requirements management that enables IT and the business to collaborate more effectively, while DevPartner is designed for application development and testing teams using Microsoft Visual Studio or Java development environments, helping them debug, analyze, test and tune their applications. TestPartner is a test automation tool that provides users with functional testing capabilities to accelerate testing and enable successful application delivery outcomes. These capabilities are available for a range of platforms including packaged applications such as SAP and Oracle, as well as those based on Microsoft .NET, Java, and Web technologies. These products will be distributed as part of Lifeboat Distribution's application lifecycle management software portfolio.

"A strong channel is a critical element of our market plans for the DevPartner, TestPartner and Optimal Trace products," said Andre Limarenko, Vice President, Compuware Corporation. "Lifeboat has demonstrated its strong ability to reach an IT practitioner audience with Compuware's proven quality assurance products. We value the organization's total commitment to success for Compuware and the reseller network."

"We are delighted to partner with Compuware to bring these excellent products to our specialized solution provider channel," said Dan Jamieson, vice president and general manager, Lifeboat Distribution. "The DevPartner, TestPartner and Optimal Trace products offer outstanding business opportunity for our worldwide reseller network, as they address their customers' application lifecycle management needs."

About Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit

Lifeboat is a registered trademark of Lifeboat Distribution in the US and other countries. Names and logos identifying products of Compuware are registered trademarks or trademarks of Compuware Corporation.

The statements in this release concerning the Company's future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company's distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: Contacts: Richard Bevis (732) 389-0932 x7393 Compuware Contact: Kayla White-Siefker (313) 227-1402