August 13, 2008
IPLogic Receives Recertification as Cisco Gold Certified Partner
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
IPLogic, a communications technology solutions provider, has been officially recertified as a GOLD Certified Partner in the U.S. by Cisco Systems (News - Alert). To receive such certification, IPLogic had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction as determined by Cisco.
The Cisco Resale Channel Partner (News - Alert) program provides IPLogic with the resource framework the company needs to further its expertise to sell, plan, design, implement, and operate Cisco networking solutions for clients.
"We are pleased that IPLogic (News - Alert), Inc. has again met all requirements to achieve this GOLD recertification," said Ken Yanneck, President and CEO of IPLogic, in a Wednesday statement.
"Based on our outstanding performance in personnel, support, specialization, and customer satisfaction, IPLogic has reaffirmed our qualifications to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions in the USA."
"We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability," said Edison Peres, vice president and chief go-to-market officer for worldwide channels at Cisco, in Wednesday’s statement.
"With specializations in Unified Communications (News - Alert), Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, IPLogic has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions today's customers demand."
The Cisco Resale Channel Program is designed to provide partners with the training necessary to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifestyle Services skills. These skills are then validated through a third-party audit.
Cisco resale partner certifications -- Gold, Silver, Premier and Select -- represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies as well as a partner's ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Such status enables a partner to offer Cisco products along with their own that are guaranteed to deliver excellence within a Cisco environment.
Cisco resale partner specializations -- Master, Advanced and Express -- reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. This classification communicates to the customer that the provider is not only skilled in specific technologies; it can deliver excellence even in the most challenging of environments.
With its Gold Certified status, IPLogic has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving four Cisco advanced specializations: Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN.
IPLogic also has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offers and is therefore required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification provides IPLogic access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
Cisco is a dominant technology throughout the global industry, making its partner programs highly coveted. For those that can attain Gold Certification, their chances of driving their own growth increase substantially as they benefit from the power of the Cisco name.
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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.