Cisco honored 19 partners in 21 categories.
At its annual Partner Summit this week, Cisco Systems presented prizes to its top resellers, MSPs, distributors, hyper scalers, and other partner categories.
CDW was named Americas Partner of the Year, while World Wide Technology was named Enterprise Partner of the Year. Ingram Micro was also named Distributor of the Year by Cisco.
The list of winners demonstrates the vast ecosystem that Cisco manages. Traditional “resale” partner companies, such as CDW and ePlus, were recognized by Cisco. However, the list includes Orange Business Services, a significant facilities-based service provider, Amazon Web Services, and the IT powerhouse Microsoft (which recently teamed with Cisco around collaboration).
“Every year, we take the opportunity to acknowledge our top-performing partners and their accomplishments.” This year is a little different. Not only because we were able to celebrate our winners in person in Las Vegas, but also because becoming one of the top partners and achieving a global award in these turbulent times is even more impressive,” said Oliver Tuszik, Cisco’s senior vice president of global partner sales and general manager of routes to market.
Cisco awarded 19 partners across 21 categories. At the summit, Cisco honored the winners with a video presentation and a live drum line, which Tuszik joined. The winners are listed below.
Application Experience Partner of the Year: Accenture
Americas Partner of the Year: CDW
Software Partner of the Year: CDW
Security Partner of the Year: Data#3 Limited
Marketing Partner of the Year: ePlus
Cloud Partner of the Year: e-Tech System Co., Ltd.
Distributor of the Year: Ingram Micro
Enterprise Networking & Meraki Partner of the Year: Logicalis
EMEA Partner of the Year: Mannai Trading Company
Value Extend Partner of the Year: Microsoft
APJC Partner of the Year: Net One Systems Co., Ltd.
Managed Services Partner of the Year: NTT
Collaboration Partner of the Year: Orange Business Services
Customer Experience Partner of the Year: Presidio
Mass Scale Infrastructure Partner of the Year: PT MASTERSYSTEM INFOTAMA
IoT/Industry Partner of the Year: Rockwell Automation
Social Impact Partner of the Year: SEVENET S.A.
SMB and Commercial Partner of the Year: Softcat Plc
Transformation Partner of the Year: VELOCIS SYSTEMS PVT LTD
Enterprise Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology
Service Provider Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology
Cisco also announced a comprehensive list of partner awards based on geography. One notable achievement is ePlus’s selection as U.S. Partner of the Year.
Cisco introduced several new incentives and products at its annual partner summit. This included a new track of partner specialties, broader access to Cisco’s contact center service, and several financial incentives for selling cybersecurity. Read Channel Futures’ comprehensive report of the event.