IBM and Bell take global awards, while OnX earns Americas theatre honours
SAN DIEGO – Alberta-based super-MSP Long View Systems and telco giants Bell Canada and Telus were big winners in Cisco Canada’s Partner Awards, announced at its Partner Summit here this week.
Bell took home East partner of the year and managed cloud partner of the year, Telus earned SMB partner of the year and vertical/solutions innovation partner of the year, while Long View carried the West Partner of the year and Data Centre/Virtualization partner of the year.
Canadians solution providers were also well-represented on the Global and Americas stages, with Bell Canda also notching global public sector of the year partner, while IBM Canada earned global services partner of the year. OnX Enterprise Solutions earned the Canadian partner of the year category in the Americas Theatre awards.
Also earning awards were Central partner of the year IBM, Professional Services partner of the year Dimension Data, Collaboration partner of the year MTS Allstream, Borderless Network partner of the year CompuCom and Business Video partner of the year CBCI Telecom.
Mike Ansley, vice president of the partner organization at Cisco Canada, said that as he was reading the names of the award winners on the main stage, he was struck by two statistics common among the event’s big award winners: their year-over-year growth rates, and their penetration rates into the company’s advanced technology areas.
“I really hope to inspire all of the partners in the room with some of the outstanding successes of the last year,” Ansley said.
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