Softchoice acquired Optimus Solutions on January 2nd 2008 to complement its
expertise in asset management and large volume purchasing fulfillment with
consulting, advanced solution design and implementation capabilities. The
Cisco Gold designation allows the Company to support the delivery of all tiers
of Cisco solutions on behalf of customers across the U.S.

“This is a major milestone for the Optimus team and in our journey to
expand the breadth of our solutions and services offerings, both technically
and in terms of market reach,” said David MacDonald, President and CEO of
Softchoice Corporation. “With the integration of Optimus nearing completion,
and rollouts of combined Softchoice Optimus facilities underway in Florida,
Texas, Illinois, Georgia and Toronto, we look forward to helping more
customers benefit from our expertise in the design and delivery of integrated,
end-to-end Cisco solutions.”

Cisco Inc. is a recognized growth leader within the IT industry. To earn
the certification, Optimus Solutions was required to meet stringent standards
for technical competency, customer service and satisfaction. For example, the
Company has increased the depth and breadth of pre-sales and engineering
resources to support the delivery of the most advanced Cisco offerings,
including top tier Unified Communications, Security, Wireless and Data Center
solutions. The Company also provides customers with access to post-sales
resources, including 24 hour Cisco technical support, problem handling and
resolution services.

“Softchoice’s scale combined with our newly minted gold certified sales
and engineering resources has enhanced our ability to service new markets
while expanding Cisco solutions coverage for our existing national customers,”
said Steve Johnson, President of Optimus Solutions and Sr. Vice President of
Softchoice. “We will continue to augment our proficiencies in unified
communications, wireless and date center offerings with new services focused
on mobility, video collaboration, video learning and digital signage – all
rapidly growing segments of IT investment. “

Cisco Certified Partners are recognized for having the industry’s best
trained networking technicians. With this certification, Softchoice Optimus
Solutions has enhanced its ability to provide organizations with industry
leading consulting, implementation and ongoing support in conformance with
Cisco’s highest standards for internetworking expertise.