Softchoice Achieves Cisco Silver Partner Status in Canada

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO), a leading
North American provider of IT solutions and services, is proud to announce it
has achieved Silver Certification Partner Status from Cisco Inc. The
designation provides Softchoice with valuable resources to support the
delivery of advanced Cisco solutions on behalf of customers across Canada. To
secure the designation, Softchoice was required to meet stringent standards
for technical competency, customer service, support and satisfaction.
    "This certification reflects our focus on deepening relationships by
providing customers with the resources and expertise to drive productivity and
improve agility through the adoption of innovative solutions," said
David MacDonald, President and CEO of Softchoice. "This is a significant
achievement for our team and another step forward as we expand our
competencies in large volume purchasing fulfillment to include a broader set
of solutions and professional services capabilities."
    Cisco Certified Partners are recognized for having the industry's best
trained network technicians and for providing high levels of expertise in
planning, designing, implementing and supporting Cisco's advanced technology
solutions. As a Silver Certified Partner, Softchoice receives a number of
valuable resources, including access to training as well as Cisco technical
support personnel to enhance the overall customer experience. Regular,
independently audited customer satisfaction surveys ensure that Softchoice
consistently delivers industry-leading support in conformance with Cisco's
rigorous standards for internetworking expertise.

    About Softchoice

    As one of North America's leading providers of technology solutions and
services, Softchoice helps businesses and organizations of all sizes to
select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources.
Softchoice offers a full range of capabilities, including face-to-face
consultations and IT asset management services designed to help customers save
time, money and risk in IT procurement. Softchoice currently has 958 employees
operating from 45 branch offices located in major cities across the U.S. and
    Softchoice stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the
trading symbol "SO." The Common Shares of Softchoice are not registered under
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and are not publicly traded in the United

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For further information:

For further information: Eric Gardiner, Softchoice Corporation, (416)
588-9002 x2358

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