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Alphawest first to certify in four Cisco Advanced Technology Specialisations

  • 14 February, 2007 14:36

<p>Alphawest expertise recognised by Cisco; first in Australia and New Zealand to achieve four Advanced Specialisations:</p>
<p>Advanced Unified Communications</p>
<p>Advanced Security</p>
<p>Advanced Wireless &amp;</p>
<p>Advanced Routing and Switching</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd, a leading Australian IT Services provider, has become the first Gold Partner to be awarded four Cisco Advanced specialisations in Australia and New Zealand. Cisco has awarded Alphawest the new Advanced Unified Communications specialisation, in addition to its other three existing Advanced Technology Specialisations – Advanced Security, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Advanced Routing and Switching.</p>
<p>The four advanced specialisations are recognition of Cisco best practices and expertise in sales, technical skills and services capabilities to provide customers with integrated, collaborative, adaptive solutions. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Alphawest has significant knowledge and expertise in designing, implementing, supporting and managing end-to-end collaborative, secured, integrated voice, data, web and video business solutions, over both wired and wireless network infrastructures.</p>
<p>Unified communications applications streamline business processes by integrating effective communication and collaboration solutions, including messaging, voice, video and Web conferencing, and unified communications clients. These standards-based applications integrate with every day business tools such as Microsoft Outlook and IBM Lotus Notes, enabling the required tools, content and people to be quickly accessed based on an individual’s own rules and preferences, regardless of location.</p>
<p>"Alphawest should be commended for targeting these high growth markets and aggressively investing in the critical capabilities required to deliver robust and innovative business solutions to their customers," commented Cisco's Director - Channels Operations, Jeff Sheard.</p>
<p>“Alphawest has extensive expertise in the delivery of integrated unified communications – including integrated voice, data, web and video solutions. We are committed to understanding and simplifying the network and communications platforms of our customers to offer improved, integrated and cost effective solutions that are scalable and flexible to grow with our customer needs. Alphawest has a substantial investment in delivering Cisco solutions that are industry best practice. Our consistent national approach working with Cisco enables us to deliver resilient and scalable networks for our customers,” said Garry Henley, Chief Executive Officer, Alphawest.</p>
<p>About Alphawest</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is an IT Services business operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity.</p>
<p>Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations throughout Australasia.
Alphawest employs staff in offices located in Albany, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Bunbury.
Alphawest is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Optus Networks Pty Ltd and part of the SingTel Group.</p>
<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Amanda Brown</p>
<p>07 5501 5722</p>

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