IT service provider honoured with three Cisco awards for its perfor-mance and revenue achievements: Partner of the Year Architectural Excellence Borderless Networks, Partner of the Year Germany and Partner of the Year Central EMEAR
Neckarsulm, 24 June 2013 – As Cisco’s strongest partner in Germany and Central EMEAR, and in recognition of the company’s superior technological expertise, Bechtle was honoured in three categories at this year’s Cisco partner awards event: Partner of the Year Architectural Excellence Borderless Networks, Partner of the Year Germany and Partner of the Year Central EMEAR. The awards were presented on 4 June at the Cisco Partner Summit 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, in celebration of the company’s stellar performance, innovative ability, outstanding growth and significant investment in education.
Solid Sales and Solutions Expertise Acknowledged.
As one of Germany’s leading systems integrators, Bechtle is an important sales and solutions partner for Cisco. “Through their extraordinary commitment to education, employee growth and specialisation, as well as ongoing, countrywide customer workshops in all areas of architecture, Bechtle has achieved a special position in the networking market,” explains Carsten Heidbrink, Director Partner Sales Organisation for Cisco, adding that “we particularly value Bechtle’s down-to-earth attitude and reliability in our partnership. Congratulations on 30 successful years and congratulations on your Cisco Partner of the Year award. Thank you for a terrific year and we look forward to many more years of growth with Bechtle.”
Architectural Excellence Borderless Networks Partner of the Year.
After being named Cisco’s strongest partner in Germany and Central EMEAR, Bechtle’s third award highlighted the company’s technological ex-pertise. This category recognises meritorious achievement in Borderless Network Architecture, Cisco’s customer IT platform. “Bechtle not only distin-guished itself through exceptional performance, but also through their extraordinary commitment to innovation in the area of Borderless Network,” states Mr Heidbrink. The award also honours the numerous technology workshops held for customers throughout Germany, which Cisco considers to be an excellent foundation for a successful financial year in 2014.
Triple Win Demonstrates Bechtle’s Strength.
“Thanks to our triple win this year, we can now proudly say we’ve made it to the big leagues! The awards not only underline our solid partnership with Cisco, they also emphasise our sales and technological performance. For our customers, this triple distinction surely confirms that Bechtle is a strong choice for excellent network expertise,” comments Michael Guschlbauer, COO of IT System House & Managed Services at Bechtle AG.
At company headquarters in Neckarsulm, a dedicated 12-person team of VIPMs (Vendor Integrated Product Managers) is responsible for Bechtle’s Cisco portfolio, and a number of technological specialists focus on each of the three Cisco architectures: Borderless Network, Collaboration and Data Center. Bechtle also has additional certified specialists in its tight network of IT system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, Bechtle holds the highest Cisco partner status available and is a certified Cisco Cloud Builder.
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