ALLIANT TECHNOLOGIES ACHIEVES CISCO MASTER UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIZATION
Designation Recognizes Channel Partners with Highest Level of Unified Communication Expertise, Lifecycle Services and Success in Sales
Morristown, NJ - January 11, 2012- Alliant Technologies announced it has once again achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco®. This is the fourth consecutive year that Alliant has been recertified as a Master Partner. This specialization recognizes Alliant as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the most sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.
“Taking advantage of the full breadth of Cisco’s expanding Unified Communications technologies is allowing Alliant Technologies to help our customers reinvent how they do business, move into new markets, and communicate more richly. It is exciting to enable these transformations,” said Bruce Flitcroft, CEO and founder of Alliant Technologies.
"To help turn the promise of unified communications into a strategic advantage, customers are demanding an enhanced set of skills and capabilities from channel partners,” said Richard McLeod, director of unified communications for worldwide channels at Cisco. “Alliant’s investment in the Master Unified Communications Specialization ranks them among the industry’s elite.”
To achieve the Master Unified Communications Specialization, resale channel partners must first attain the Advanced Unified Communications Specialization. Partners must then meet stringent requirements that demonstrate their master-level sales, technical, and services capabilities. Furthermore, master specialized partners must possess a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements; provide customer references that document Cisco-prescribed design and deployment capabilities; and show evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities.
More information regarding the Master Unified Communications Specialization can be found at:http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/program/specializations/ucom/master/index.html
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Select, Premier, Silver and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Cisco master specializations provide Alliant Technologies access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
About Alliant Technologies, LLC
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ with sales and service offices across the Northeast, Alliant Technologies, LLC is a certified and experienced IT engineering and operations firm delivering integrated IT infrastructure solutions. Alliant’s services include: borderless networking, IP collaboration, server and desktop virtualization, data storage, Alliant Managed Services, and infrastructure cabling. Alliant assures your success with a proven Project Management methodology, consistent engineering oversight applied from pre- to post-sale, and a comprehensive set of lifecycle services. Our creative, innovative services make your business more powerful and profitable. Alliant Technologies. Consult. Connect. Care. www.AlliantTech.com
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