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EOH achieves gold certification from Cisco SA


Johannesburg, 28 Nov 2014
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EOH announced today it has achieved Gold Certification from Cisco. To earn Gold Certification, EOH had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.

"This means that EOH has complied with the Cisco certification procedure and is duly authorised to purchase and resell Cisco products in South Africa, as well as negotiate the terms and conditions of support and maintenance services on Cisco products, including warranties," says Francois Coetzee, partner Account Manager at Cisco.

He adds that EOH's commitment to Cisco is evident in the fact that the company completed the transition from Premier to Gold Partner in just over a month. "In a fast-moving global economy, the ability to create new services and business capabilities at speed provides a competitive advantage. Aligning IT and business strategies enables a business to prioritise investment and match solutions to strategic goals. EOH's Cisco Gold Certification has reinforced its role as a trusted technical advisor around advanced borderless networks architecture, advanced data centre architecture, and advanced collaboration architecture."

According to Alessandro Postiglioni, Product Manager at EOH, the company is committed to providing the tools, training and programs that help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability. "Adding Cisco Gold partner status to our existing world-class offerings put us in a unique position to provide customers with choice. This certification level will allow us to better offer the specialised services and solutions our customers are used to."

Cisco's channel Partner Program certification levels reflect a partner's technology skills breadth. Specialisation levels reflect a partner's depth of expertise, capabilities, and end-to-end service and support for specific solutions and technology architectures. Gold certification offers the broadest range of expertise across four high growth market opportunities known as architecture plays - borderless networks, collaboration, data centre virtualisation, and IP next-generation network. Gold Certified Partners have also integrated the deepest level of Cisco Lifecycle Services expertise into their offerings and demonstrate a measurably high level of customer satisfaction.

"As a Cisco Gold Partner, we have achieved the highest level of credibility and the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies," says Jannie Engelbrecht, Services and Solutions Director at EOH. "We have achieved five Cisco advanced specialisations: unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN and data centre. In addition, our integration of the Cisco Lifecycle Services into our offering will help ensure that we not only maintain the high levels of customer satisfaction demanded by the certification, but that we continue to exceed the expectations of our customers."

Editorial contacts
EOH Phindile Bukhali (011) 607 8114 phindile.bukhali@eoh.co.za
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