US-based York Telecom, a supplier of video communications services to Fortune 5000 companies, says it has achieved official status with Cisco’s TelePresence and Unified Communications programs. The company says it is now an official Cisco TelePresence Authorised Technology Provider and it has received a Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialisation.
The two designations means York Telecom has met all the training requirements outlined by Cisco’s two programs to provide global managed services and systems integration support to the Cisco TelePresence and unified communications product line.
“The achievement of these Cisco designations is a continuation of the York Telecom mission to provide global end-to-end support to our customer base for both internal collaboration and business-to-business communications,” added Ron Gaboury, President and COO of York Telecom. “We are now better positioned to provide the interoperability consultation and service support that customers are demanding.”
The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP may be discontinued or evolve into a Cisco specialization.
The Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization is designed to help Cisco resale channel partners meet a wide range of customer needs. It allows partners to focus on unified communications market opportunities that require advanced product knowledge and the ability to deploy solutions over multiple sites and geographies. Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialized Partners are specialists in building solutions based on the industry-leading Cisco Unified Communications portfolio. These products include Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unity voice messaging and unified messaging, and Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, Cisco Unified Videoconferencing and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.
“As a Cisco Unified Communications and a Cisco TelePresence ATP partner, York Telecom’s investment in the training required to provide integrated, collaborative and adaptive unified communications solutions ranks them among the industry’s most qualified,” said Richard McLeod, director of unified communications for worldwide channels at Cisco.