PC Connection Achieves Cisco Cloud Builder Designation

  PC Connection Achieves Cisco Cloud Builder Designation

Company Recognized for Expertise in Building End-to-End Cisco Cloud Solutions

Business Wire

MERRIMACK, N.H. -- August 21, 2012

PCConnection, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCCC), a provider of a full range of information
technology (IT) solutions to business, government, and education markets,
today announced it has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the
Cisco Cloud Partner Program.

This designation recognizes PC Connection’s competencies to sell and implement
Cisco end-to-end cloud solutions throughout its markets. As a Cisco designated
Cloud Builder Partner, PC Connection has met the required competencies across
all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, compute, storage
and virtualization solutions), cloud management applications, and a formal
cloud professional services practice.

“It’s an honor to achieve Cisco’s Cloud Builder designation,” said Tim
McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of PCConnection, Inc. “This
new status reflects our ongoing commitment to support the expanding role of
the network in deploying cloud services. We look forward to continuing to
contribute to our customer’s growth by offering them a clear path to the cloud
and proving that we are their trusted provider with our dedicated cloud
solutions team—Cloud Connection™.”

PC Connection’s involvement in Cisco’s Cloud Partner Program empowers them to
build end-to-end cloud and professional services practices based on Cisco
cloud solutions. As a Cisco Cloud Builder designated partner, PC Connection is
able to augment its competencies in implementing solutions that include Cisco
and approved third-party technology partners.

About PC Connection, Inc.

PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, has four sales companies: PC
Connection Sales Corporation, MoreDirect, Inc., GovConnection, Inc., and
Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom Technology, headquartered in
Merrimack, NH, Boca Raton, FL, Rockville, MD, and Itasca, IL, respectively.
All four companies can deliver custom-configured computer systems overnight
from our ISO 9001:2008 certified technical configuration lab at our
distribution center in Wilmington, OH. Investors and media can find more
information about PC Connection, Inc. at http://ir.pcconnection.com.

PC Connection Sales Corporation (800-800-5555), the original business of PC
Connection, Inc. serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business
sector, is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services. It offers
more than 300,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained
sales account managers and telesales specialists, catalogs, publications, and
its website at www.pcconnection.com. This company also serves the consumer and
small office users under its PC Connection Express brand (888-800-0323) at
www.pcconnectionexpress.com and is, under its MacConnection brand
(800-800-2222), one of Apple’s largest authorized online resellers at
www.macconnection.com.

MoreDirect, Inc. (561-237-3300), www.moredirect.com, provides corporate
technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain
expertise, and access to over 300,000 products and 1,600 vendors through
TRAXX™, a cloud-based eProcurement system. Backed by over 500 technical
certifications, MoreDirect’s team of engineers, software licensing
specialists, and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of
buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.

GovConnection, Inc. (800-800-0019) is a rapid-response provider of IT products
and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational
institutions through specialized account managers, catalogs, publications, and
online at www.govconnection.com.

Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom Technology (630-285-0500),
www.valcomtechnology.com, provides technology services to medium-to-large
corporate organizations utilizing its proprietary cloud-based IT service
management software, WebSPOC™. Through its experienced technical service
personnel, ValCom Technology provides network, server, storage,
mission-critical onsite support, installation, and hosting of lifecycle
services.

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in market demand and the overall level of economic activity and environment,
or in the level of business investment in information technology products,
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manage personnel levels in response to fluctuations in revenue, and other
risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from these detailed
under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December
31, 2011. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this
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any new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:

PC Connection, Inc.
Corporate Communications, 603-683-2167
 
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