EASLEY, SC – (MARKET WIRE) – August 13, 2010 – Computer Software Innovations, Inc. ® (OTC BB: CSWI), CSI Technology Outfitters® (“CSI”) announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes Computer Software Innovations, Inc. as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support comprehensive Cisco Unified Communications solutions.
”Our partnership with Cisco has been a key part of our success and has contributed to nearly doubling our total revenues in the last five years to more than $50 million dollars. With client installations ranging from 50 handsets at one location to as many as 8000 handsets at over 100 sites, CSI has a proven track record of handling projects of varying complexity. We congratulate our entire technology team for their hard work, both implementing substantial Cisco solutions as well as achieving the necessary certifications to renew this advanced specialization,” said Bill Buchanan, Sr. Vice President of Technical Delivery and Support.
“As a Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialized Partner, CSI Technology Outfitters’ investment in the training required to provide integrated, collaborative and adaptive unified communications solutions rank them among the industry’s most qualified,” said Richard McLeod, director of unified communications for worldwide channels at Cisco.
The Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization is designed to help Cisco resale channel partners—whether small to medium-sized businesses or enterprise-scale organizations—meet a wide range of customer needs. It allows partners to focus on unified communications market opportunities that require advanced product knowledge and the ability to deploy solutions over multiple sites and geographies. Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialized Partners are specialists in building solutions based on the industry-leading Cisco Unified Communications portfolio. These products include Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unity voice messaging and unified messaging, and Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, Cisco Unified Videoconferencing and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Select, Premier, Silver and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization also provides Computer Software Innovations, Inc. access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
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About Computer Software Innovations, Inc.
CSI provides software and technology solutions to public sector markets. CSI software solutions have established the Company as a major software provider in the southeast education market including through its award winning financial management solutions for the education and local government market sectors. CSI’s Version3 products, which include identity and access management and cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions expand CSI’s presence beyond the southeast and internationally.
The CSI 21st Century Connected School solution has established the Company as a major technology provider to the southeast education market. CSI 21st Century Connected School is a seamless integration of instruction, collaboration, and network solutions. CSI financial management applications and the 21st Century Connected School solutions have been a significant factor in nearly doubling company revenue in the past three years to over $50 million and increasing education revenue contribution to approximately 90% of total revenue.
The CSI solution portfolio encompasses proprietary financial management software specialized for the public sector, lesson planning and identity and access management software, cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions, SharePoint development, network infrastructure and end device solutions, IP telephony and IP convergence applications, network management solutions and managed services, and interactive classroom technologies. More information about CSI (OTCBB: CSWI.OB) is available at www.csioutfitters.com.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
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In our most recent Form 10-K, we have included risk factors and uncertainties that might cause differences between anticipated and actual future results. We have attempted to identify, in context, some of the factors that we currently believe may cause actual future experience and results to differ from our current expectations regarding the relevant matter or subject area. The operations and results of our software and systems integration businesses also may be subject to the effects of other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to:
-- a reduction in anticipated sales;
-- an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels;
-- our ability to otherwise meet the operating goals established by our business plan;
-- market acceptance of our new software, technology and services offerings;
-- an economic downturn; and
-- changes in the competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements.
Company Contact: David Dechant
Computer Software Innovations, Inc.
Investor Contact: Daniel Conway
DC Consulting, LLC
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