HERNDON, Va., Aug. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- e Plus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, e Plus Technology inc., was named the 2010 New York Metro Partner of the Year for the East Region Small and Mid-Market Solutions Partner category at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, held July 11-15, 2010 in Washington, DC. In addition, e Plus received the East Region SMB VAR Sales Excellence Award.

The 2010 New York Metro Partner of the Year Award acknowledges e Plus as a Microsoft partner that has demonstrated achievements during the fiscal year. The East Region SMB VAR Sales Excellence Award recognizes e Plus' demonstrated success in the field of Microsoft sales execution, including revenue attainment, opportunity identification, innovation, and the ability to open new markets.

"The achievements highlighted by these partners demonstrate their abilities to create and deliver innovative products and solutions to local customers," said Jack Braman, vice president for Microsoft's Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) in the East region. "Microsoft is pleased to acknowledge and honor these organizations, and we recognize their strength in driving innovation and success for businesses in the region."

"We're honored to earn two Microsoft partner awards in the East region and New York Metro area," said Mark Marron, president of e Plus Technology. "As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for six consecutive years, we're proud to be recognized by Microsoft for our continued commitment and accomplishment to drive innovation and exceptional business value, foster customer satisfaction, and identify new opportunities for growth."

e Plus has extensive experience designing and delivering Microsoft solutions for customers across the United States. As a Microsoft National Systems Integrator, e Plus has the highest level of authorization and privileged access to Microsoft subject matter experts.  e Plus' Microsoft certified engineers (who hold 50+ certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified IT Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists) have attained a level of expertise to provide a variety of services, from assessment to design, planning, deployment, and support.   More information about e Plus' Microsoft practice can be found at www.eplus.com/microsoft .

About e Plus inc.

e Plus is a leading provider of technology solutions.  e Plus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, e Plus has more than 650 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA.   For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com , call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  

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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, 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, the possibility of additional goodwill impairment charges, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; 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 personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; 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 e Plus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.
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