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SMS, Inc., Recertified as Cisco Gold Partner

McLean, VA | March 31, 2011 – 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 recertified as a Cisco Gold Partner.

In a letter of recognition to SMS, Cisco’s Channel Certification Team stated, “SMS Data Products Group, Inc. has again met all requirements for achieving Cisco Gold Certification, including personnel, support and specialization.” Cisco further stated, “Your company has continued to demonstrate that it is qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions in USA.”

SMS has been a Cisco partner since 1988, and 2011 marks the eighth year that SMS has met all requirements for achieving Cisco Gold certification, including personnel, support, specialization and customer satisfaction. SMS offers best-of-category 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 customers the highest level of technology solutions.”

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

SMS has been working with Cisco for over two decades and was the first network integrator to introduce Cisco and their products to DoD agencies. SMS holds specialization certifications in routing and switching, VPN security, wireless networking and unified communications.

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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