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Transcend United

June 14, 2011 11:47 ET

Transcend United Technologies Rises 81 Places in Ranking on Everything Channel's VAR500 List

Company Attributes Rise in Rank to Continued Growth and Providing a Broader Portfolio of Solutions to Customers

PHILADELPHIA, PA and MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2011) - Transcend United Technologies, which offers unified communications, data infrastructure, data center management, and backup/recovery/availability solutions, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN's 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America.

Transcend United Technologies placed #374 in Everything Channel's 17th annual ranking of IT solution providers, rising 81 spots from last year's rank of #455. Transcend United's significant rise in the rankings was due to both organic growth as well as its November 2010 merger with Spectrum Solutions, according to Rick Hirsh, Transcend United's CEO.

"Our organic growth is the result of satisfied customers who see the value in buying a full range of IT and Communications Infrastructure products and services from a single trusted provider," Hirsh said. "As we continue to expand our portfolio of offerings, we offer our customers a more complete, one-stop shop solution. Our recent merger with LiquidSpoke further expands our scale and ability to serve markets in the Northeast and Southwest and adds significant capabilities to our Managed Services practice," he said, adding that Transcend United foresees that its strategy will drive another upward move in its VAR500 2012 ranking.

The VAR500 is a list of the largest and highest producing value-added technology resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. Overall, there are more than 10,000 solution resellers in the U.S., so inclusion on this list is a major achievement. Revenue size is determined by earnings from hardware and software sales and managed IT services sold during 2010.

"Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products," said Kelley Damore, VP and editorial director of Everything Channel. "VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners who solve customers' biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services."

Last month, Transcend United Technologies merged with LiquidSpoke to create one of the nation's fastest-growing unified communications technology resellers. The combined entity is one of the largest technology resellers in North America, offering advanced capabilities through core infrastructure vendors including Cisco, Avaya, ShoreTel, Riverbed, and LifeSize. Transcend United's product portfolio includes solutions for service desk, IP Telephony, Wireless, WAN Optimization, Videoconferencing, and Backup/ Recovery including a state of the art 24 x 7 Network Operations Center (NOC).

The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the June 13-14 VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference attracting technology and high-level executives from VAR500 companies and their customers. The conference offers channel marketing strategies and content facilitated by industry experts, peers and fellow VAR500 companies.

A sample of the VAR500 list will be published in print and online at www.crn.com on June 20.

About Transcend United Technologies (www.transcendunited.com)

Transcend United Technologies LLC, a member of the 2011 VAR 500, combines cost effective technology, experienced people, and world-class service to help organizations optimize their IT and communications infrastructure. Transcend United delivers products and expertise in key technologies including unified communications, data infrastructure, data center management, and backup/recovery/availability. With these offerings, Transcend United helps organizations solve real business problems such as improving application performance for branch offices, reducing voice, data, and video communications costs, ensuring business continuity in case of a disaster, and reducing staffing and operations costs in the data center. Transcend United maintains locations in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Omaha, Austin, and Hyderabad, India.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com)

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company.

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