updated 1/4/2011 8:46:13 AM ET 2011-01-04T13:46:13

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary,ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved HP PartnerONE Elite status renewals in Virtualization, including the Thin Client Elite track, and Microsoft Unified Communications as well as a new Elite status designation in SAP.

HP Elite designation is the result of successfully completing a specialized set of HP technology training, certification, and performance requirements. As an HP Elite partner, ePlus Technology is recognized in the marketplace for providing greater value to customers based on its technical expertise and information technology (IT) solution offerings.

"We're proud to be acknowledged by HP again for our demonstrated expertise with Virtualization and Microsoft Unified Communications solutions as well to add the SAP Elite designation to our list of HP credentials," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology.  "These designations illustrate ePlus' success in assisting our customers to focus on efficiency and innovation through virtualization, improve communication and collaboration, and optimize their SAP environments to better meet business goals."

"HP PartnerONE Elite partners represent the best product and solutions experts in the industry, whether that's through sales leadership and marketplace differentiation, or by demonstrating superior client service in providing solutions with the HP portfolio," said Matt Smith, director of marketing, Solution Partners Organization - Americas, HP.  "We thank ePlus Technology for their contributions and congratulate them on their ongoing leadership."

In addition to showcasing their technology expertise, Elite partners like ePlus Technology receive additional support tools from HP, such as sales support, marketing tools, and qualified customer leads. HP Elite partners provide customers with the highest level of competency and a superior experience.

As a leading HP business partner and HP PartnerONE 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 HP Networking, HP Services, BladeSystem PC and Workstation, Storage, Office Printing, Microsoft Unified Communications, SAP, Virtualization, Converged Infrastructure, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Small Medium Business. 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 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.  

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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