CDW Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider Partner

VERNON HILLS, Ill.--()--CDW announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes CDW, a Cisco Gold partner, as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the master level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program provides a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration over Cisco TelePresence Video solutions. A Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner has the greatest depth of knowledge and skill in deploying the entire Cisco video endpoint portfolio, which comprises single- and triple-screen Cisco TelePresence units, custom TelePresence suites and infrastructure solutions. Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partners possess deep networking and advanced Cisco Unified Communications capabilities, regional to global coverage and a strong and mature services practice.

“CDW is proud to add Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner to our Cisco Master Certifications in unified communications, managed services and security. This is a remarkable accomplishment in our industry,” said Christine Holloway, vice president of converged infrastructure solutions, CDW. “As attested by the eight Cisco Partner of the Year awards we received earlier this year, CDW has a successful, long-term partnership with Cisco that enables us to consistently meet our customers’ precise technology needs. We value Cisco’s expertise in telepresence, and are excited to work with our customers as they adopt this innovative technology.”

“The Cisco TelePresence Video Master 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 Master ATP Partner, CDW has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities needed 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 the Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solution

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 CDW

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked No. 32 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 6,600 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2011, the company generated sales of $9.4 billion. For more information, visit CDW.com.

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Contacts

CDW Public Relations
Kelly Caraher, 847-968-0729
kellyc@cdw.com
or
O’Keeffe & Company
Martin Nott, 585-271-1141
mnott@okco.com

Release Summary

CDW announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.

Contacts

CDW Public Relations
Kelly Caraher, 847-968-0729
kellyc@cdw.com
or
O’Keeffe & Company
Martin Nott, 585-271-1141
mnott@okco.com