Logicalis Wins Global Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year and Enterprise Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2011

Company also receives 13 Theatre, Regional and Country awards at annual event

Mar 11, 2011, 10:25 ET from Logicalis

SLOUGH, England, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Logicalis announced today that it is the recipient of two Cisco Partner Summit global awards for Enterprise Partner of the Year (Brazil), and Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year (UK), awarded in recognition of its cloud services. Logicalis also received 13 theatre, regional and country awards across Latin America, Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.  Cisco unveiled the winners at its annual channel partner conference on March 1, 2011 in New Orleans.

Cisco Partner Summit global awards are designed to recognise the exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, applications successes, unique programs, problem-solving and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Channels and regional theatre executives.

"Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organisations worldwide, and it is my privilege to recognise Logicalis as a two-time Cisco Partner Summit global awards winner," said Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels at Cisco. "The awards presented to Logicalis recognise its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner in 2010."

Ian Cook, Logicalis CEO comments, "Logicalis is proud to partner with Cisco in 18 countries. Partner Summit is the ideal opportunity for us to meet with Cisco executives, gain valuable insight into Cisco strategy and hone our international Cisco based solutions into clear and distinct value propositions. Our 15 awards are recognition of our continued success with and investment in Cisco's technology portfolio worldwide."

Logicalis was honoured in Latin America with seven awards, most notably 'Enterprise Partner of the Year' at the country, regional and global level. In the United Kingdom, Logicalis received six awards including 'Cloud Services Partner of the Year' at the country, regional, theatre and global level and 'Services Partner of the Year' for the UK and the UK and Ireland region. Logicalis' operations in Australia and the U.S. were also honoured with an award for 'Virtualisation Partner of the Year' and 'National Solution Innovation Partner of the Year,' respectively.

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theatre and global.  Cisco Partner Summit global awards reflect the top-performing channel partners within a specific technology market across several geographic regions.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 2,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues in excess of $4 billion.

For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy

Cohesive Communications

T: +44 (0) 1291 626200

E: logicalis@cohesive.uk.com

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