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NET Xperts Makes Donation to Swissvale Fire Department
December 19, 2011

P1000937_NET Xperts, a technology firm located in Forest Hills, recently donated its surplus office furniture to the Swissvale Fire Department for its new space. The donation included several cubicle-style workstations, a conference table and chairs. The building at 7400 Irvine Street will be converted into the department’s new office space and be connected to the new fire station currently under construction.

Swissvale Fire Chief Clyde Wilhelm was very thankful to NET Xperts owner, Marc Sachs, for providing this donation. “It will save the fire department about $5,000 in outfitting the office space at the new station,” Wilhelm said.
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NET Xperts Makes the INC 5000 List: Fastest Growing Companies
August 29, 2011

Inc. Magazine unveiled its annual exclusive list of America’s fastest-growing private companies in this year’s Inc. 500|5000. NET Xperts LLC Ranked No. 469 in the IT services category with a three-year sales growth of 47%, and an overall ranking of No. 3565 in all of the US. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. NET Xperts joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.


The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.

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NET Xperts LLC Attains 2011 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status
March 8, 2011

MS_GoldNET Xperts LLC, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program as a Midmarket Solution Provider, showcasing their expertise in providing solutions based on the most current technology and IT-solutions knowledge to help midmarket businesses with their unique challenges. As a Gold Certified Partner, NET Xperts has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said President Marc Sachs. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes NET Xperts as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, NET Xperts had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

As a Gold Midmarket Solution Provider, NET Xperts also attained competencies in Silver Desktop, Silver OEM Hardware, and Silver Server Platforms. The specialized Desktop competency makes NET Xperts a services delivery leader for the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suites, gaining credentials and expertise that help sell, deploy, and support Windows, Office, the Windows Internet Explorer browser, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). With the Microsoft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Hardware competency, NET Xperts demonstrates the ability to design and deliver quality hardware solutions optimized for the Microsoft platform. By attaining the Microsoft Server Platform competency, NET Xperts solidifies their expertise in building, designing, deploying, and supporting the Windows Server operating system, Windows Server–based applications, and the Microsoft server infrastructure, and are better positioned to help support customers’ business strategies through high levels of availability, agility, and automation.

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NET Xperts LLC Becomes Official Network Solution Provider of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
October, 2010

PrintNET Xperts LLC is proud to announce our official sponsorship of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. As a sponsor and Official Network Solution Provider, NET Xperts provides the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium with IT support utilizing our flagship product, the NET X Alert! Managed Service Program.  This Managed Service Program enables the Zoo’s network operations to run smoothly and effectively, so they can consistently provide proper care for their animals, store membership data, operate park gates and manage ticket sales.

Doug Jones, Manager of IT at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, has recently acknowledged that “The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has been extremely satisfied with our partnership with NET Xperts LLC. The NET X Alert!  network monitoring service has both improved our network efficiency and limited our downtime, providing our end-users with a more reliable computer experience. NET Xperts’ dedicated support staff provides us with detailed monthly reports that allow us to plan for network capacity increases. The environmental monitors NET Xperts introduced to our server rooms provide me with the confidence that our valuable hardware assets are safe and running smoothly. The NET Xperts technical support representatives that come out to our location are always prompt, courteous, and well-versed in the latest computer technologies.”

Marc Sachs has been the President of NET Xperts LLC since its inception 10 years ago. Marc recently stated “While providing IT services to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for many years, it gives me great pleasure to solidify our relationship by becoming the Zoo’s Official Network Solution Provider. At a time when long lasting business partnerships are diminishing because of budgetary pressure on IT services, it is an honor to be in the position to expand our relationship with such a caring and community oriented organization such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. We look forward to continuing the management of the Zoo’s network in order to provide the necessary IT service environment to maintain the safety and comfort of the zoo’s animals and wildlife.” Sachs also indicated, “Here at NET Xperts LLC, we also view this new sponsorship as a means to take advantage of the branding opportunities which will likewise help us to continue to promote our company as an IT services leader in the Pittsburgh area.” – See more at:


NET Xperts Receives Award as #1 in the Top 50 Best Places to Work
October 19, 2007

On October 19, 2007 NET Xperts LLC was awarded the top honor in the Pittsburgh Business Times “50 Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania” for 2007. The awards luncheon was held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh and was attended by over 500 individuals. The awards were presented in three groups based on business size; small, medium and large. NET Xperts LLC was presented the first place award for the small business category then later in the luncheon was honored by being awarded, based on highest score, the overall Top 50 winner for 2007. As Marc Sachs, President of NET Xperts LLC summed up, “If I were here for the Top 50 companies best employees to have working for you, then I’m confident I would also be standing up here accepting that award.”