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ePlus Technology Achieves Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco in the United States


HERNDON, VA - April 3, 2012 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco, supporting the expanding role of collaboration solutions that leverage the intelligence of the network. This specialization recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements to sell, design, and deploy comprehensive Cisco Collaboration Architecture solutions.
 
As a Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialized Partner, ePlus has invested in the training required to deliver differentiated business value through the integrated, open foundation of the collaboration architecture. Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialized Partners work with new and existing technologies to align components of this architecture with their customers' strategic goals, helping transform business processes, boost organizational efficiency, and accelerate the time to market.
 
"We're proud to achieve the Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of advanced technology solutions at ePlus Technology. "This certification is a nice complement to our Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization. By providing a full range of Cisco Collaboration solutions-from voice, video, and web conferencing to TelePresence and Video Distribution, we enable our customers to meet today's business challenges and build their competitive advantage."
 
"The Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization is designed to help Cisco channel partners meet a wide range of customer needs," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration architecture for the worldwide partner group at Cisco. "Achieving the Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization provides ePlus with access to comprehensive sales and technical training as well as support from Cisco."
 
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design, and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit.
 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco's Cloud Builder designation as well as Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. For more information about ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/.
 
About ePlus inc.
 
ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 800 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.
 
ePlus and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; possible adverse effects resulting from the recent financial crisis in the credit markets and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

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