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SPS Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

May 19, 2014 | Posted by:
Theresa Goodreau

Parsippany, NJ – May 20, 2014 - Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a unified communications systems integrator and managed service provider, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes that SPS has the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services, helping its customers accelerate time to market and time to revenue.

SPS specializes in design, installation and support of unified communications and collaboration applications, including video, mobility, infrastructure, bridging, contact center, and the associated managed and cloud-based services. This certification extends on Cisco authorizations held by Providea, a video-specialized company acquired by SPS in 2012.

“Customers are looking at cloud and managed services to accelerate growth and reduce costs,” said Mike Taylor, SPS Chief Technology Officer.  “But cloud can mean different things, based on an organization’s business needs and applications.  Public, private, or even hybrid cloud deployments may be the best fit.  Partnering with Cisco expands our cloud service capabilities, so we can offer a cost effective, flexible model that allows our customers to add services as their business needs change.  This not only helps them manage IT spending, it gives them freedom to focus on their core business.”

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners like SPS to design, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services to address the varied needs of its customers.   

In addition, SPS has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in (Cloud Services):  Cisco Powered Telepresence as a Service, and (Managed Services).

Cisco Powered services are establishing the industry standard for cloud and managed services.  Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To assure superior levels of service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions.  By using Cisco Powered services, organizations can achieve faster time-to-value, experience assured performance, leverage open standards with continuous innovation, and connect with confidence.

About SPS

Strategic Products and Services (SPS) is a global, multi-vendor systems integrator of business communication solutions, with over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities. As a specialized systems integrator, SPS has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology, roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, unified communications and private cloud solutions.

SPS maintains strategic partnerships and certifications with more than 15 key manufacturers, including Avaya (Platinum), Cisco (Premier), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and HP. With the competencies gained through these partnerships, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications, managed services and cloud-based solutions to support enterprises throughout North America.

SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from its strategic partners.  For the past six consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America – most recently placing at 102 on the 2013 list. SPS was recognized multiple years by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. Visit www.spscom.com to learn more.

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