updated 12/8/2010 8:46:05 AM ET 2010-12-08T13:46:05

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the Top Healthcare VARs. According to IDC Health Insights, growth in implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) and health information exchange technologies will help spur worldwide growth of Healthcare IT spending over the next three years to over $13 billion. As a result, support levels for EMRs and infrastructure technologies have heavily increased, presenting an ideal opportunity for VARs in this market. This first annual list recognizes VARs, systems integrators, consultancies, platform specialists, and developers that have taken advantage of this growing market and are seeing great success in the healthcare space.

ePlus delivers business solutions to healthcare organizations across the United States, including IT hardware / services and capital equipment leasing, to help them acquire the medical equipment and technology needed to improve quality of service and maximize patient care.

"Increased regulations and the move to electronic health records are fueling an interest in the healthcare market," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "These 100 VARs saw the opportunity early and are now supplying healthcare providers with integrated and customized IT solutions to meet their demanding needs."

"We're pleased to make CRN's list of the top healthcare VARs," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology.  "Through our comprehensive healthcare offering, which includes both IT hardware and services complemented by capital equipment leasing, we empower healthcare organizations to stay on the leading edge of technology to improve patient care, enhance staff productivity, and meet the demands of their budgets. We specialize in many healthcare solution areas, including healthcare data centers, mobile point-of-care solutions, printing and imaging, and electronic medical records. We're proud to be recognized for our success at helping healthcare organizations design, implement, and finance their ideal IT solutions." 

A special feature of the Top Healthcare VARs is in the October issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com .

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 690 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.  

Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com .

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

ePlus® and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. 

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.

CONTACT: ePlus inc.
         Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
         703-984-8150
         kparkhurst@eplus.com

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