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Dimension Data goes global with Cisco telepresence

Dimension Data appointed as first TelePresence Video Master Global Authorised Technology Provider

Dimension Data goes global with Cisco telepresence
Dimension Data is the first partner to qualify to deliver Cisco Telepresence and video technologies on a global basis.

Dimension Data has been appointed as Cisco's first global Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) for telepresence solutions.

The TelePresence Video Master Global Authorised Technology Provider status allows Dimension Data to provide Cisco telepresence solutions across its market of 49 countries worldwide.

To qualify for the certification, Dimension Data had to show expertise in delivering the complete range of Cisco video solutions, including single- and triple-screen Cisco TelePresence units, custom TelePresence suites, and infrastructure solutions, and also had to put in place resources and trained personnel around the world.

Dimension Data has also invested in a Cisco TelePresence Video Global deals desk to drive global opportunities for telepresence.

Shaun Struckmann, Dimension Data's Solutions Director, Visual Communications commented: "The Video Master Global ATP illustrates Dimension Data's commitment to its 20-year partnership with Cisco, and our mutual drive to provide our clients around the world with visual solutions. In total, 92 Dimension Data field engineers, system engineers, and project managers were certified as Host or Satellite ATP Masters in different roles related to video. This underscores Dimension Data's market leadership and operational excellence in visual communications, and commitment to expanding our global reach."

"With 21 countries equipped and connected to our Global Centre of Excellence in London, Dimension Data has extensive, globally deployed technical and solutions expertise across Cisco architectures. Cisco's TelePresence infrastructure, together with Dimension Data's global procurement capabilities combined with our Managed Services for Visual Communications provides our clients with new and exciting ways to procure and support their visual communications estate," said Struckmann.

"As a Cisco TelePresence Video Master Global ATP Partner, Dimension Data has made an investment in the global sales, technical and services capabilities needed to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. "Cisco values the commitment and expertise that Dimension Data has demonstrated to drive global customer opportunities for telepresence."

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