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Nine Lives Media Names PCM to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) (formerly PC Mall, Inc., NASDAQ: MALL), a leading technology solutions provider, announced today that it was named the number three managed service provider (MSP), according to Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501), a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers.

"We are honored to be recognized in the top three on the MSPmentor 501 Rankings," said Frank Khulusi, PCM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Our team has been working hard to deliver best in class services to our clients and we will continue to expand our service portfolio, including adding an additional cloud data-center, in 2013. We believe that this expansion, coupled with our growing number of devices under management, will be additive to our services initiatives in 2013 and beyond."

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted October-December 2012. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates PCM on this honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts PCM in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5% to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets, according to Joe Panettieri, editorial director of Nine Lives Media.

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About PCM, Inc.

PCM, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading technology solutions & services provider to small and medium sized businesses, mid-market and enterprise customers, government, educational institutions and individual consumers. For over twenty years, we have been a recognized leader in the IT marketplace providing hardware, software, networking equipment, storage, peripherals and supplies. As an ISO 9001:2008 registered company, we have built our reputation on quality processes supported by certifications and accreditations at the highest levels with industry partners such as Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

PCM Service offerings span the IT lifecycle with Procurements & Logistics, Consulting & Implementation and Outsourcing Services. PCM Procurement & Logistic Services operates three U.S.-based logistics and configuration centers for staging inventory for rollouts and providing advanced logistics services such as custom imaging, server configuration, asset tagging and reporting. PCM Consulting & Implementation Services focus on integrated business technology solutions with best in class hardware, software and the services. Key technology service practices include Enterprise Mobility Management, End-user Computing, Data Center Optimization, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud Solutions. PCM Outsourcing Services provides Managed IT Support offerings with Integrated Operation & Service Desks for 24x7 support; Field Service teams for on-site and dispatch requirements plus expanding Datacenter Hosting and Cloud services.

For more information please visit investor.pcm.com or call (310) 354-5600.

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com).

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