IBM Recognizes Sirius Computer Solutions for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

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Sirius Wins Best Overall Technical Vitality Award

Sirius Computer Solutions, a national technology solutions provider, was named winner of the award for "Technical Excellence: Overall Technical Vitality" in the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards competition. Sirius was recognized for consistently delivering outstanding value and innovative approaches to helping clients address unique business challenges.

The IBM Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM's PartnerWorld program, which provides industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to IBM global Business Partners. Members of IBM PartnerWorld benefit from global marketing and technical enablement initiatives to drive new revenue and market opportunities through the delivery of innovative business solutions.

"I was definitely pleased to win the Beacon Award for 'Technical Excellence: Overall Technical Vitality' because this honor speaks to the most significant contribution Sirius can make to our IBM peers and our clients - the ability to design and implement integrated technical solutions based on all IBM products and services," said Joe Mertens, President, Sirius Computer Solutions. "Technical vitality is our number one goal across the sales teams, product specialists, consultants and architects that work with our clients and is an area in which we heavily invest and excel."

Sirius has distinguished itself by using its comprehensive range of Infrastructure Consulting, Software Consulting and Project Management services personnel to design, configure and implement complete IT solutions based on IBM servers, storage and software. Sirius holds more than 3,100 certifications, ensuring that clients have an extraordinary pool of qualified talent to solve even the most technical challenges.

In the current economic climate, Sirius enables its clients to adopt and implement solutions that increase productivity, provide a fast return on investment, lower TCO and reduce the environmental demands and impact of their IT infrastructure by helping them virtualize and consolidate both server and storage resources. This emphasis on helping clients invest smarter, rather than just trying to sell more hardware, directly related to Sirius' revenue growth in 2008 and into 2009.

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize excellence in the development and delivery of solutions and services that Business Partners deliver to clients around the world. More than 340 nominations worldwide were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in the 22 award categories.

"IBM is dedicated to helping our global Business Partners deliver innovative solutions that enable our joint clients transform their business operations," said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partner Organization. "Sirius was recognized for Overall Technical Vitality based on their technology leadership and commitment to delivering customer value. This award is a testament to their commitment to delivering on IBM's smarter planet vision."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including descriptions of the winning entries and details about the finalists, please visit http://www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/pwhome.nsf/weblook/2009_awards.html.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

About Sirius: Sirius is a national IT solution provider and IBM Premier Business Partner that is dedicated to helping clients implement advanced infrastructure solutions that provide a competitive advantage and a positive return on their investment. For more information about Sirius, visit http://www.siriuscom.com.

Contact Information:
Susan Griffin
Director of Corporate Communications
Sirius Computer Solutions
Phone: 503-430-6311

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