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Quest® Named to CRN Tech Elite 250.

Second Annual List recognizes IT Solution Providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications in North America.

Sacramento, CA: March 13, 2012 (Business Wire) — Quest® announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of North American IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel. "The 2012 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of Solution Providers that have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs."

CRN’s 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represents an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel. Of these 250 elite companies, Quest received the special "Cloud Elite" title for the specific commitment to being the most educated and certified Cloud Service Provider in North America.

In determining this year’s "Cloud Elite" organization, CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most cloud-focused technical certifications in the IT channel. They then cross-referenced these certifications against the companies on the Tech Elite 250 list to determine which company has shown the greatest commitment to earning the education necessary to deliver the right products, service and support to their North American customers.

"With 30 years business technology management experience and over 10 years providing Cloud and Managed Services, Quest has developed a strong team of technical consultants, engineers and account managers who are certified in Cloud-related offerings," said Tim Burke, Quest President and CEO. "We help customers determine how a Cloud solution will deliver the capability they need."

"The Cloud Elite designation recognizes Quest for their commitment to achieving the certifications needed to provide and manage flexible and customized cloud solutions for their customers," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Channel. "Their investment in cloud certifications ranks them among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deploy, manage and support services for multiple technologies. We congratulate Quest for earning this elite designation and applaud them for taking the steps necessary to help their customers choose the right cloud-based IT services."

"It’s important to look for a Cloud service provider who takes the time to understand the business needs for the types of applications or services that you're considering for the Cloud," said Mike Dillon, Quest’s Chief Technology Officer. "Each move to the Cloud is unique and is shaped by the goals of the business and its infrastructure; Quest is here to help."

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM 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, UBM 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. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

About Quest®

Since 1982, Quest has been a trusted technology management company delivering successful solutions for our clients, from the Fortune 50 to Fortune 5000 small and medium-sized organizations. Year after year, Quest is ranked one of the top 500 VARBusiness technology firms in the US and has been named on CRN’s top 250 Tech Elite list including the honor of the "Cloud Elite" designation.

Quest offers clients a portfolio of professional, cloud and managed services either on-site or from its secure global service delivery centers. Quest services range from consulting, security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and system performance to telecommunications & transport, VoIP, IP video surveillance, and technical staffing — and Quest services may be obtained through QuestFlex®, a unique service-level agreement that enables companies to "Invest in the capability, not in the product"

Quest and QuestFlex are registered trademarks of Quest Media & Supplies, Inc.

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/quest-media-&-supplies-inc.

Contact Information

Scott Regan
UBM Channel
508.416.1186
Scott.Regan@ubm.com

Barbara Klide
Quest
800.326.4220
Barbara_Klide@questsys.com