Systems Maintenance Services and Advanced Systems Group Partner to Reduce Costs of IT Maintenance

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Systems Maintenance Services, Inc. and Advanced Systems Group have announced a partnership to address the growing demand for third-party maintenance within ASG’s supported client base.

In the current economic climate, more and more customers turn to SMS because they want to reduce their capital expenses and keep their equipment as long as they choose

Systems Maintenance Services, Inc. (SMS) and Advanced Systems Group (ASG), today announce their agreement to partner, specifically to address the growing demand for Third Party Maintenance within ASG’s supported client base. SMS offers a cost effective, responsive, national footprint that meets the needs of ASG’s installed clients.

“In the current economic climate, more and more customers turn to SMS because they want to reduce their capital expenses and keep their equipment as long as they choose,” says Jim Kleeman, SMS Executive Vice President. “SMS helps clients reduce costs by providing affordable support options, which frees them to make strategic decisions about when to upgrade their current IT equipment. We put upgrade control back in the hands of clients rather than OEMs.”

“Clients today want to reduce rising IT expenditures, and they’re looking for alternatives to expensive maintenance agreements. SMS provides exciting options for many of the leading manufacturers,” says John Murphy, Executive Vice President of ASG. “IT maintenance is an important component of our solutions. With SMS, we’ve found a partner that can help our clients avoid costly capital equipment upgrades and support headaches by consolidating multiple vendor contracts into one support contract.”

“We see a terrific partnership moving forward with ASG,” agrees Rob Scott, Area Sales Vice President for SMS. “ASG consistently uses maintenance and support as a vehicle for creating long term relationships with their clients. When combined with our track record of 99.7% customer retention, we see long term benefits for ASG’s customers—such as significant cost savings, higher quality and more responsive support.”

In addition to SMS, ASG works with a wide variety of leading companies to implement such technologies as data back-up services, enterprise software solutions and network management services. ASG provides a variety of IT consulting areas of emphasis including virtualization, professional services, and assessments and audits.

About Systems Maintenance Services (SMS)
Founded in 1981, SMS is a leading provider of responsive, independent maintenance services that reduce the high cost of IT equipment maintenance. SMS is a rapid response Service Maintenance Integrator, specializing in multi-vendor maintenance services, short- and long-term consulting engagements, data center migrations, and asset life cycle management. SMS has more than 2,300 hardware maintenance clients, many of which are Fortune 1000.

About Advanced Systems Group (ASG)
Since 1981, Advanced Systems Group (ASG) has provided complete Information Technology (IT) solutions, including successful storage and data management solutions with comprehensive consulting, assessment and implementation services. As a consistent member of the VAR Business Top 500, ASG pursues active involvement in the industry, maintaining the highest level of engineering certifications with partners and the vendor community. To learn more, visit http://www.virtual.com.

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