SWC Technology Partners Enhances Enterprise Communications Capabilities With Hire of Cisco Expert Don Stroud

Sep 02, 2010, 16:43 ET from SWC Technology Partners

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SWC Technology Partners, an award-winning IT solutions provider to midsize businesses, has strengthened its telephony practice and its relationship with Cisco with the addition of Don Stroud to its team.

Stroud has extensive experience planning, designing and implementing Cisco voice, unified communications and networking solutions, and he brings specialized skills to SWC's team of technology experts as well as to its clients.

"Cisco is a leader in the market, and Don brings the sought-after expertise and knowledge that our customers are seeking," said Bob Knott, President, SWC Technology Partners. "Don rounds out SWC's enterprise communications capabilities and, by capitalizing on technologies from both Cisco and Microsoft, we're well-positioned to expand the unified communications solutions we provide."

Stroud's area of specialization includes Cisco's communications platform and network infrastructure products, and he adds voice expertise to SWC's existing networking practice.

SWC works with businesses to strategically evaluate their telephony system and create a road map for its continued evolution. SWC considers the effect that carrier relationships have on the system, and in response designs a voice platform that is fully scalable and best suited for a company's specific requirements. At the same time, SWC builds the supporting networking infrastructure, incorporating switching and routing capabilities that provide the foundation for the Cisco telephony solution.

Stroud holds the title of Principal Consultant with SWC. He has more than 12 years experience with telecommunications and IP telephony and extensive expertise with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. He served on a Voice over WiFi commission for Aruba networks and is a member of the Chicago Minority Business Development Council. He holds multiple certifications, among them Cisco CCVP, CCDA, CCNA, CCNA-Voice and IIUC2, as well as CWNA certification.

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability. SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the business needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, virtualization and network security; and software solutions including SharePoint, business intelligence and custom development. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and was honored as a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year in 2007 and 2009. To learn more, visit www.swc.com or email info@swc.com or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners.

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