HERNDON, Va., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that it has been named to CRN's third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud. In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers. ePlus is a nationwide integrator of leading IT products and services to both the public and private sectors. It delivers a full range of IT solutions and services to its customers, from data centers and cloud computing to collaboration, infrastructure, mobility and Bring Your Own Device, security, and more. "The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director at UBM Tech Channel. "By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today's customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today's customers value most." "We're pleased to make CRN's list of the Tech Elite 250 again this year," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "Our team works hard to maintain the highest technical certifications, allowing us to apply deep engineering expertise, multi-market experience, strong strategic alliances, and an unwavering commitment to value and customer satisfaction to every engagement. We look forward to continuing to develop and deliver innovative, scalable, and financially sound solutions that empower our customers to optimize any aspect of their IT infrastructure."