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Converged Technology Group Achieves Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization from Cisco in the United States

ISLANDIA, NY – November 17, 2010 – Converged Technology Group announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes the company as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco routing and switching solutions.

“Networking is at the heart of our business and becoming a Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialized Partner only elevates our ability to deliver the right LAN, WAN, wireless LAN and security solution,” said Leo Galletta, one of the company's principals. “As the Cisco borderless networking architecture continues to evolve, Converged Technology Group will be a partner that remains at the forefront of their advanced technologies.”

“As a Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialized Partner, Converged Technology Group’s investment in the training required to provide switching, routing, and Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) solutions ranks them among the industry’s most-qualified,” said John Growdon, director of marketing for worldwide channels at Cisco.

The Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization reflects the ability of partners to design and deploy advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networks built on the Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio; Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800 Integrated Services Router (ISR) platforms; and Cisco 7200/VXR and 7600 routers. Partners with this specialization are also experts in Cisco WAAS solutions, which provide optimization and application acceleration for wide-area networks, particularly for TCP-based applications.

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. Achieving Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization also provides Converged Technology Group with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About Converged Technology Group
Converged Technology Group is the leading provider of co-managed advanced technology solutions that improve IT performance, end-user productivity and organizational efficiency for commercial organizations. Located in Islandia, NY, Converged Technology Group provides network infrastructure, unified communications and virtualized data center solutions and services to multinational enterprises headquartered in the greater New York area. For more information on Converged Technology Group, please visit www.ctg-solutions.com.

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