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Dicker Data, Telstra among local winners in Cisco partner awards

By Heather Wright
Fri 18 Nov 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Dicker Data has scooped up the top regional distribution award for Cisco, bringing home the Asia-Pacific Japan Distributor of the Year gong.

The award was presented at this year’s Cisco Partner Summit conference in San Francisco, and follows the distributor’s win earlier this year as Cisco ANZ Distributor of the Year

The awards also saw Telstra taking to the spotlight as one of just 20 partners to take out global awards. Telstra was named Cloud Builder Partner of the Year for the vendor.

Other Asia Pacific and Japan companies to take home global awards were Net One Systems, for Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Data Center; Netmagic Solutions, which took out the Cloud and Managed Services Partner fo the Year, Uniadex, which was named APJ Partner of the Year; and Wipro which won Architectural Excellence of the Year: Security.

NEC Australia also claimed a regional award, winning APJ Solution Innovation Partner of the Year while Optus Business won the APJ award for Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year.

David Dicker, Dicker Data chairman and chief executive, says says the award is testament to the work Dicker Data’s team put in to the relationship.

“Our partnership has yielded strong results over the past 12 months and we look forward to continuing to build on our joint success,” Dicker says.

“We’re very pleased to have been recognised as the Cisco APJ Distributor of the Year.”

The Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognise ‘best in class’ business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs and seizing new opportunities and sales approaches.

Wendy Bahr, Cisco Global Partner Organization senior vice president, says the vendor’s global partner ecosystem, which now includes more than 60,000 partners, is one of its greatest strengths.

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