ANS Group Plc
LSE : ANS

March 27, 2008 03:08 ET

ANS Group Now Holds Silver Cisco Partner Certification and All Four Specialisations Required for Gold Certification

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - UK technology solutions company ANS Group has been awarded its fourth Advanced specialisation certification. This award is in Cisco's Advanced Routing and Switching category.

ANS is only one of two Cisco Silver partners to have received certification in all four of the required categories for Gold Certification (Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Unified Communications, Advanced Wireless LAN and Advanced Security).

To receive Silver Certification, ANS showed the requisite level of expertise in selling, installing and supporting Cisco solutions. Further, it was able to demonstrate a high level of customer satisfaction and the successful integration of Cisco Lifecycle Services into its service offering.

It is ANS board's view that this latest Silver Certification is an important quality standard that communicates the Group's competencies to existing and potential customers.

Scott Fletcher, Chairman of ANS Group, commented:

'To be just one of two partner companies with Cisco Silver certification in all four categories is a considerable achievement. As we have already said in public, plans are well underway to gain Cisco's highest accreditation, the Gold certification. We also seek to be one of the first European partners to achieve Cisco's Master Security and Voice Specialisations.'

The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

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About ANS Group

ANS Group is a technology infrastructure specialist in the provision of hardware, software and 24/7 managed services to UK Enterprise businesses. Operating within both public and private sectors, its leading and award-winning solutions are offered in three key areas;

1 Security & Identity Management

2 Unified Communications & Wireless

3 Storage, Storage Management & Virtualisation

Based in Manchester, ANS Group delivers consistently high levels of customer service through all project deployments and ongoing support to its 400 plus client base. Working closely with key partners Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft, Novell, and Smart Identity allows ANS Group to offer an unrivalled level of expertise and experience in the multifaceted industry of IT.

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