ISLANDIA, NY – January 26, 2011 – Converged Technology Group announced today it has achieved Cisco® Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, the company had to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction.
“To become certified as a Cisco Gold partner is a great milestone for Converged Technology Group and it’s a testament to the engineering skill and customer commitment we bring to every engagement,” said Leo Galletta, one of the company’s principals. “Even though we’ve reached the highest level of certification with Cisco, we don’t plan on slowing down in any way because that’s not how we do business.”
“We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that facilitate partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco. “With specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN, Converged Technology Group has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today’s customers demand.”
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner’s technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and postsales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Converged Technology Group has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN. In addition, the company has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification 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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