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SMS Data Products Group Re-Certified as Cisco Gold Partner

McLean, VA | February 28, 2008 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today that the company has been re-certified as a Cisco Gold Partner.

In a letter of recognition to SMS, Cisco stated that due to “SMS Data Products Group, Inc.’s outstanding performance over the past year, your company has qualified for its on-site audit to be waived and has been officially re-certified as a Cisco GOLD certified partner in USA.”

SMS has been a Cisco partner since 1988, and 2008 marks the fifth year that SMS has met all requirements for achieving Cisco Gold certification, including personnel, support, specialization and customer satisfaction. SMS is proud to offer best-of-breed services and solutions to its customers, and places a high importance on continually demonstrating that it is qualified to sell, install and support Cisco solutions.

Juan Hernandez, President of SMS Data Products Group, Inc., commented, “Our long-standing partner relationships are very important to the company. Cisco is a valuable partner with an outstanding product offering, and we are proud to work with them to bring our collective customers the highest class of technology solutions.”

SMS Director of Operations Ben Friedman added, “SMS employees continually refresh vital industry skills through partner certification training, demonstrating SMS’s ongoing commitment to quality. We are proud to enter into our fifth year of Gold partnership certification with Cisco.”

SMS has been working with Cisco for two decades and holds specialization certifications in Routing and Switching , VPN Security , Wireless Networking and IP Communications Express.

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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