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Cisco honours Middle East partners

Networking vendor awards top performing tier two partners that have demonstrated leadership, excellence and commitment

The awards recognised outstanding partner performances in 2016 across 14 categories.
The awards recognised outstanding partner performances in 2016 across 14 categories.

Networking vendor Cisco recently honoured its top performing tier two channel partners from the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen which form part of the company's Middle East - East region.

The awards were in recognition for their outstanding performance in 2016 across 14 categories and were presented at a gala awards ceremony held at Fairmont Hotel Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The event was attended by more than 100 delegates from the Cisco tier two channel partner community.

"Our theme for the partner event was focused around digital transformation, which we believe presents a high value opportunity for our tier two channel partners now, and in the years ahead. Cisco channel partners can leverage our leading technology solutions from an expansive portfolio to build their role as trusted advisors for enterprises looking at transforming themselves to be able to truly embrace and benefit from digitisation," explained Shukri Eid, managing director, East region, Cisco Middle East, during the event.

"At Cisco, we believe that great relationships produce great results and this is why we are committed to supporting our partners as they form an integral part of our strategy and growth. We take great pride in celebrating the channel partners who continuously innovate and outperform their peers in meeting their business and sales goals, as well as meeting Cisco's performance targets," he added.

The top performing Cisco tier-two channel partners for 2016 are:

UAE Partner of the Year: Intertec Systems
Oman Partner of the Year: National Telephone Services Company
Pakistan Partner of the Year: Commtel
Vertical Partner of the Year: EMW
Emerging Partner of the Year: ISYX Technologies
Services Partner of the Year: Bios ME
Public Sector Partner of the Year: DarkMatter
Enterprise Partner of the Year: Smartworld
Commercial Partner of the Year: Intertec Systems
Small Business Partner of the Year: New Trend Computer Networks
Data Centre Partner of the Year: DarkMatter
Security Partner of the Year: Help AG
Collaboration Partner of the Year: Genome Technology Consultants
Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year: Omnix International

"Channel partners in the region are being increasingly challenged to not just meet technology milestones but also to deliver to deliver on business outcomes for their key enterprise customers as they jointly transform themselves for the realities of tomorrow. Cisco's annual partner awards is a consolidation of the top tier two partners who are able to meet both the challenges of reskilling themselves in a short window of opportunity and delivering solutions successfully for their key customers," commented Frida Kleimert, channel lead - East Region, Cisco Middle East.

"We believe that in the digital era, partners will need to specialise to stay ahead and differentiate themselves. It is going to come down to how they identify in their marketplace, through unique vertical and technology skills, and the specific value that they can bring to customers. We understand that our partner's success is critical to our success and that is why we at Cisco invest heavily in the programs and services that support them," she added.