avsnet says it has become the first unified communications provider in the UK to hold both Cisco’s Master Collaboration Specialisation and Polycom’s RealPresence Services Specialisation accreditations.
Graham Fry, managing director at avsnet commented: “To hold one accreditation is impressive, to have both is clear evidence of our long-standing dedication to improving our customers’ businesses. Many providers say they understand best-in-class technology, however very few have the certification to support their claims. This is another example as to why our clients choose us. It provides the industry with the confidence that our expertise and knowledge is not an unfounded promise, but a tangible asset capable of providing long-term business improvement and market-leading return on investment.”
The certifications were awarded following pre-application reviews and validation processes. avsnet passed a number of on-site audits including detailed analysis and assessment of the company’s technical skills, support practices, service offerings and customer experience.
Angela Whitty, MD, UK Partner Organisation at Cisco said: “I’m very pleased that avsnet has achieved the highest level of specialisation within our collaboration portfolio, Master Collaboration. This confirms avsnet’s commitment to be an excellent and highly valued Cisco partner and demonstrates the highest level of knowledge, service and dedication within this field.”
Dave Winchcombe, area services sales VP at Polycom added: “This accreditation demonstrates the quality and breadth of avsnet’s engineering and technical talent, the strength of its operational processes and the company’s network management experience. This combination ensures businesses choosing avsnet will be supported during the entire lifecycle of their IT estates.”
avsnet is one of only seven organisations to hold Cisco’s certification and one of only six to hold Polycom’s.