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SMS Recertified as Cisco Gold Partner

McLean, VA | March 21, 2012 – 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 for the ninth consecutive year.

In a letter of recognition to SMS, Cisco’s Channel Certification Team stated, “SMS 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.”

Juan Hernandez, President of SMS, commented, “Our established vendor relationships are very important to the company and Cisco is one of our longest standing. They are a valuable partner with an outstanding product offering, and we are pleased to work with them to bring our customers leading technology solutions.”

SMS’ Network Engineer and key contributor to the renewal, Richard Gilbert added, “SMS employees continually refresh vital industry skills through partner certification training, demonstrating SMS’s ongoing commitment to quality.” Fellow engineer and contributor to the certification renewal, Linh Pham also commented, “We are proud to enter into our ninth year of Cisco Gold certification with Cisco and this accreditation represents our commitment to the brand and their outstanding product range.”

SMS has been working closely with Cisco since 1988 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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