Leading national publications selects CIMCO CIO, Dave Braner, to dispense technology advice in light of economy

Oakbrook Terrace, IL, December 1, 2008 - CIMCO Communications, Inc., announced today that David Braner was selected by Smart Business to advise readers about how MPLS technology can help companies face the current economic challenges. As Chief Information Officer of CIMCO Communications, Chicago’s largest privately owned Technology Solutions Provider, Mr. Braner has the expert vantage point of an industry leader to provide such recommendations.

“For the majority of businesses with separate data and telecommunications networks, changing to MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) technology for a converged network makes good economic sense,” said Dave Braner, Chief Information Officer for CIMCO Communications. “MPLS reduces costs, simplifies management, provides flexibility within your own network, and standardizes platforms and technology for the business. “

While Mr. Braner points out the advantages of having MPLS today, he also describes how the technology can benefit companies in the future. “MPLS technology provides an infrastructure that meets your business needs of today and also “future proofs” your network for tomorrow. This infrastructure has been designed to support next generation applications, provide scalability as your company grows and reduce capital investments.”

In the article Mr. Braner also suggests a list of critical questions companies should consider when they are considering MPLS or another new technology. He emphasizes how it is now more important than ever for companies to assess the financial stability of a prospective provider. “In today’s economic climate, no matter the size of the provider, it’s imperative to make sure they will be able to provide service to you well into the future.

Mr. Braner’s advice can be found in “Insights”, a monthly column that features advice from leaders in the industry on technology solutions. He can be reached at davebraner@cimco.net.

About Smart Business:

Smart Business, a national management journal for corporate growth, with local business coverage, is published monthly by Smart Business Network headquartered in Cleveland.

About CIMCO Communications, Inc.

CIMCO Communications has been providing integrated communication services to businesses in the Chicago area for 24 years. CIMCO combines its scalable, stable data and voice infrastructure with technologically diverse expertise to provide a broad suite of products and services. Customers experience the passion for extraordinary service in the responsible, knowledgeable and person-to-person way CIMCO meets their needs. For more information, see www.CIMCO.net.

For more information, contact:

CIMCO Communications
Kris Wedeven, 630.691.8080