Ideal System Solutions Bolsters Green IT Expertise, Becomes EPEAT Channel Partner

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The decision supports its goal to help clients develop and deliver environmental purchasing strategies.

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ISSI continues to commit to enhancing our environmentally friendly purchasing goals and programs, and EPEAT provides the resource that allows and assists us in further developing these initiatives-- Elise Hernandez, President, Ideal System Solutions, Inc.

Ideal System Solutions Inc. (ISSI), an industry leader providing IT products, services and solutions to customers nationwide, today announced it has joined the EPEAT® Channel Partner program to bolster its expertise in green IT. ISSI has long assisted clients in developing purchasing strategies that optimize environmentally preferable product acquisition. Becoming an EPEAT Channel Partner will augment the company’s ability to help its government, education and commercial clients identify and purchase greener electronics.

As an EPEAT Channel Partner, ISSI will leverage the EPEAT Registry to gain insight into the credible environmental ratings for electronic devices. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics. Thousands of products designed to meet stringent environmental criteria are registered in EPEAT, the leading resource for finding technology designed to minimize impact on the planet.

“ISSI feels a responsibility to do whatever we can to strengthen and empower our customers with tools, resources and knowledge that will help them achieve their environmental program goals – this is where becoming an EPEAT Channel Partner can sincerely help,” said Elise Hernandez, President of Ideal System Solutions, Inc. “We are fortunate to have an entity like EPEAT where we can go to a single, credible resource and attain information regarding green products and ratings. ISSI continues to commit to enhancing our environmentally-friendly purchasing goals and programs, and EPEAT provides the resource that allows and assists us in further developing these initiatives.”

EPEAT is a purchasing requirement for U.S. federal agencies and is integrated into hundreds of government, education, healthcare and enterprise IT contracts worldwide. In addition, EPEAT is becoming an integral part of the IT channel, with leading distributors and resellers like ISSI using EPEAT programs to support their customers’ green purchasing initiatives for PCs, displays, televisions, printers, copiers, multifunction devices and other imaging equipment.

EPEAT Channel Partners commit to provide EPEAT product rating information in their catalogs and to train their sales staff to support customers’ EPEAT purchasing and model contract requirements. EPEAT Channel Partners have access to training, materials and support through the program.

About Ideal System Solutions, Inc.
Since 1997, ISSI has become an industry leader and advisor in support of government, education and commercial organizations nationwide to design and implement custom IT solutions that achieve our client’s business objectives while increasing productivity and reducing costs. Most technology providers focus on a specific area of technology – but In The “Ideal World”, IT’s All Integrated. As a single-source technology provider, our team of competent, highly trained and certified sales and engineer professionals provide clients with a broad range of innovative solutions and services – from the desktop, to the network, to the data center and everything in between. Learn more at http://www.idealssi.com.

About EPEAT
EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at epeat.net.

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