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Converged Technology Group Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Express

ISLANDIA, NY – February 9, 2012 – Converged Technology Group announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Converged Technology Group as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Express level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working, in which everyone everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Express-level program’s goal is to enable partners to market Cisco TelePresence Video endpoints, offer targeted infrastructure solutions, and differentiate themselves based on their breadth of unique audiovisual integration skills.

“The importance of video and collaboration solutions in the enterprise is constantly growing, but it requires a holistic viewpoint to see how to best implement these solutions,” said Leo Galletta, one of the principals of Converged Technology Group. “As a Cisco Gold certified partner, we focus on implementing advanced technology solutions like TelePresence Video where we can leverage our data center and networking expertise to provide rock-solid performance for a great video experience.”

“The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead—not only in the telepresence space but also in the overall collaboration market,” said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. “As a Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Partner, Converged Technology Group has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio.”

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco 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 designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solutions
Cisco TelePresence® and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a same-room meeting experience, even if they are located in different locations around the world. Participants can also meet more often and enjoy more productive sessions, helping to improve business interactions while potentially building stronger customer relationships, accelerating sales cycles, improving project management and forming tighter integration with remote offices.

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 contact Anthony Malley at 631-468-5728, or visit www.ctg-solutions.com.

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