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SMS Recertified as Cisco Gold Partner and Three Additional Key Cisco Certifications

McLean, VA | March 15, 2013 – 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 tenth consecutive year.

In a letter of recognition to SMS, Cisco’s Federal Channel Certification Team stated, “SMS has again met all requirements for achieving Cisco Gold Certification, including personnel, support and specialization.” Cisco further awarded SMS with their highly sought after Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Data Center Architecture, and Advanced Borderless Network Architecture certifications after a lengthy accreditation process.

Juan Hernandez, President of SMS, commented, “Our established vendor relationships and their certifications 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’ Director of Operations and key contributor to the renewal, Ben Freidman added, “SMS employees continually refresh vital industry skills through partner certification training, demonstrating SMS’ ongoing commitment to quality.” Friedman added, “The new architecture accreditations from Cisco illustrate our broad understanding of their technology and what we can bring to our customers.” SMS has been working closely with Cisco since 1988 and was the first network integrator to introduce Cisco and their products to federal DoD agencies.

“We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership supporting DISA’s mission-critical IT challenges,” said Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President. Laranjeira added, “We have supported DISA and their mission in the past and know well their priorities and overall needs for this IDIQ.

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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