ePlus Technology Achieves HP PartnerONE Healthcare Elite Status

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HERNDON, Va., July 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology inc., has achieved HP PartnerONE Healthcare Elite status. HP partners who attain Healthcare Elite status are considered experts in the healthcare environment, with superior HP-validated industry qualifications in everything from small practices to large healthcare systems.

"We're proud to expand our growing list of HP Elite partner credentials with this new designation," said Chris Finney, vice president for sales, data center, and systems at ePlus Technology.  "We understand the unique product and service requirements of healthcare organizations.  By working closely with HP, we can continue to offer a broad portfolio of solutions to ensure our healthcare customers receive the greatest value from HP's products and services, including point of care, collaboration, data access, and infrastructure." 

"HP Healthcare Elite partners, like ePlus, are experienced in designing, installing, and supporting healthcare solutions that can have an immediate impact on customers' businesses and people's lives," said Mike Humke, vice president, Public Sector, Solution Partners Organization – Americas, HP. "We're pleased to recognize ePlus as a valued partner in leading with and delivering HP technologies and services to organizations in the healthcare segment."

The HP PartnerONE Healthcare Elite status identifies and rewards Preferred Partners that demonstrate a best-in-class competency and an on-going commitment to the healthcare market. ePlus achieved this designation by meeting specified solution competency with key Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners and sales criteria, including specific training requirements and certifications.

As a leading HP business partner and HP PartnerONE Solution Elite partner, ePlus delivers enterprise solutions to corporations, state and local governments, and education and healthcare organizations.  Its team of engineers holds more than 70 collective HP certifications, consisting of certified blade engineers in all regional offices, HP Master SAN architects, VMware certified engineers, and many other advanced technical resources. ePlus also holds 12 HP PartnerONE Elite status designations, including BladeSystem PC and Workstation, Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, Healthcare, HP Services Sales, Microsoft Unified Communications, Networking, Office Printing Solutions, Public Sector, Small Medium Business, Thin Clients, and Virtualization. For more information about HP solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/hp.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus 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, ePlus has more than 625 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 ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

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