Softchoice Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider Certification

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a North American technology solutions and services provider, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services.

This certification recognizes Softchoice as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

"As the foundation for client or co-worker collaboration, the datacenter and enterprise network is mission critical to any successful organization," said Steve McDonald, Softchoice's Sr. Director Business Development, Networking. "Earning a Master certification validates the expertise of our people in designing and implementing complex Cisco-based projects and, more importantly, the trust we have earned with our clients to manage and optimize those investments through our Keystone Managed Services offerings."

The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Softchoice to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Master Service Provider Certified Partner, Softchoice will sell and deliver at least two Cisco Powered services (managed and/or cloud services with Cisco Powered services designations), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship practices to its customers.

In addition, Softchoice has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Managed Security and Cisco Powered Managed Business Communications.

Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to achieve faster time to value by minimizing technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk.  Customers also experience assured performance through superior service, security, and 24/7 support from Cisco and its certified partners while taking advantage of continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco's extensive R&D investment. 

About Softchoice

As a leading North American provider of technology solutions and services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation, asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,300 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.

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SOURCE Softchoice Corporation



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