Alternative IT Maintenance Provider’s GSA Contract Schedule Extended Again

XSi GSA Contract ScheduleWashington D.C. September 19th, 2012 – XS International (XSi) provides cost-saving Alternative 3rd Party Global Field Maintenance Support on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, and F5 Networks among others; including server and storage support for IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle/Sun systems and storage. XSi was awarded another 5 year extension on their GSA IT Schedule 70 GS-35F-0751M. XSi enters its 11th year as a GSA contract holder, and their new contract period is Sep 03, 2012 to Sep 02, 2017.

“With the Obama Administration’s directive to cut budgets by 10% it’s quite clear why over 25 federal agencies are using our Alternative 3rd Party Maintenance,” stated Todd Bone, Founder and Chairman of XS International. “Our sales team has been inundated with requests from agencies to learn more via our webinars.  They want to make sure that they properly research competition to the manufacturer’s costly maintenance programs in order to write RFQs that not only allow for, but encourage this competition,” Bone added.

XS International has been servicing both commercial and federal agencies for over 20 years, and was also recently recognized for the 2nd year in a row as a fast growing Inc. 5000 company.

“Agencies are renewing their contracts not only for the 20-30% cost savings over OEM prices, but, because they are finding many value added benefits. They are consistently complimenting us for faster response times by our certified technicians who are U.S. based, and not outsourced overseas like most of the manufacturers call center agents. In addition, we provide maintenance on end-of-life and end-of-service products so agencies don’t have to replace perfectly good equipment just because the manufacturer won’t support it anymore,” added Bone.

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

P.R. Contact: Jenn Cano jcano@xsnet.com.

XS International more than doubles Cisco hardware maintenance contracts as Cisco announces drop of 48%

Alternative to Cisco SMARTnet® vendor celebrates 20 year anniversary with increased sales in Federal Government, other markets

<Dateline> - XS International (XSi), the provider of Alternative to Cisco SMARTnet® support, maintenance, and new and refurbished legacy equipment for Federal Government organizations like the DOD and NOAA, announces an increase in Alternative to Cisco SMARTnet® contract sales at the outset of their 20th operational year. After analyzing Q4 numbers, XSi determined that Federal Government contract sales of their Alternative to SMARTnet® maintenance contracts more than doubled over the last 12 months, and that overall sales have increased 60%.

The increase in contracts and purchases from government sources comes as contract and hardware sales at major OEM providers continue to drop. Cisco, for example, reported in November that their state government contracts and purchasing are down approximately 48%. After the dramatic drop in business was announced, Cisco share prices dropped almost 17%. Shares for Dell, IBM, and HP decreased as well.

XSi attributes their continued success to 20 years of providing high quality, varied support at costs that are 20 – 40% lower than the competition. XSi technicians maintain certifications from major OEM providers, including Cisco and IBM, but have no brand bias. With over 76,000 SKUs on their GSA Schedule, XSi can provide a variety of hardware and software support under a single contract.

“As State and Federal Governments continue to face budget constraints in another tough revenue year, many are realizing that large computer manufacturers do not always provide the best value in hardware and software support,” says XSi CEO Todd Bone. “We're proud to expand our support to organizations that need cost-effective IT maintenance and support, and thankful for the organizations that we have worked with over the last 20 years.”

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