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Insight Achieves Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization in the U.S.

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TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSIT), a leading worldwide technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Cloud Builder Specialization in the U.S. This specialization recognizes Insight's capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready integrated infrastructures based on Cisco solutions and technology ecosystem partner cloud offerings across storage, virtualization, cloud management and virtual desktop.

"Cisco's Master Cloud Builder specialization demonstrates Insight's commitment to providing our clients the most sophisticated cloud solutions available," said Steve Dodenhoff, president, Insight U.S. "As a global leader in providing technology solutions, this specialization recognizes Insight's ability to develop a holistic understanding of a client's needs and to deliver and support private, public and hybrid cloud solutions."

"This specialization brings together data center infrastructure, cloud management, eco-partner relationships and cross-vendor solution capabilities like VCE Vblock, NetApp FlexPod and Cisco VXI," said Edison Peres, senior vice president for worldwide channels at Cisco. "It's the customer's 'one-stop shop' for the highest level of competencies for data center and cloud. Insight's Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is an outstanding achievement."

The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is granted to a specific group of partners that possess in-depth technology and architecture skills. These partners also have demonstrated customer success in providing sophisticated, value-added Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions including sales, deployment and services for Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions. Partners with a qualified data center and cloud practice can achieve a Master Cloud Builder Specialization regardless of certification level.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build and showcase the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, pre-sales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

About Insight

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions to business and government clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Insight is focused on helping organizations move technology goals forward in the areas of Office Productivity, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Mobility, Network and Security, Data Center and Virtualization, Data Protection and Cloud. Insight has sold over three million business and public sector client cloud seats across the globe. With approximately 5,400 teammates worldwide, Insight is ranked No. 470 on the 2013 Fortune 500 and generated sales of $5.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012. For more information, please call 1.800.INSIGHT (1.800.467.4448) in the United States or visit www.insight.com. NSIT-M

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CONTACT: CHUCK KING Insight Enterprises, Inc. TEL. (480) 409-6390 EMAIL: CHUCK.KING@INSIGHT.COM

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