Cisco Honours Top Performing Partners at its UAE Partner Summit

Cisco presented twenty awards to its top performing partners in the UAE in recognition for their outstanding performance in 2015 across several categories. The gala awards ceremony held at The Ritz – Carlton, Dubai was attended by more than 200 delegates from the Cisco channel partner community.

“Our UAE Partner Summit 2016 was a tremendous success with partners attending in huge numbers. Our global and local executives had a chance to meet and interact with partners and share our partner strategy for accelerating profitable growth together,” said Mike Weston, Vice President, Cisco Middle East. “We also recognized the amazing achievements of our UAE partners who have demonstrated their success by moving quickly, adapting to new opportunities and driving customer success in new and impactful ways.”

Frida Kleimert, Head of Channel and Commercial Sales, Cisco UAE added, “These awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and are presented to outstanding channel partners who have demonstrated innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, and strategic business outcome-focused programs and sales approaches to seize new opportunities. The recipient partners have demonstrated excellence in their respective categories and it is a privilege to work closely with them towards providing even greater value to our customers.”

The list of Middle East winners at the Cisco UAE Partner Summit 2016 includes:

  1. Enterprise Networks Partner of the Year: Gulf Business Machine
  2. Security Partner of the Year: Dark Matter
  3. Collaboration Partner of the Year: NABS Integrated Technical Services LLC
  4. Data Center Partner of the Year: Cell Information Technology
  5. Cloud & Managed Services Partner of the Year: BIOS ME – CloudHPT
  6. Service Provider Architecture Partner of the Year: Emircom
  7. Solution Innovation Partner of the Year: CDW
  8. Enterprise Partner of the Year: Smart World LLC
  9. Public Sector Partner of the Year: Emircom
  10. Commercial Partner of the Year: Alpha Data LLC
  11. Small Business Partner of the Year: Newtrend Computer Networks LLC
  12. Services Partner of the Year: Gulf Business Machines
  13. Distribution Partner of the Year: Comstor
  14. Learning Partner of the Year: Fast Lane
  15. Marketing Partner of the Year: Alpha Data LLC
  16. Emerging Partner of the Year: MDS CPT
  17. Tier 2 Partner of the Year: Intertec Systems LLC
  18. Tier 2 Services Partner of the Year: Computer Network Systems
  19. Vertical Partner of the Year: Etisalat
  20. Partner of the Year: Gulf Business Machines

The Cisco UAE Partner Summit 2016 brought together top partners from around the country to celebrate their success and chart out future strategies. Through this summit, partners were able to get a better understanding of Cisco’s strategy for accelerating profitable growth together, realize the power of working together in the Partner Ecosystem, and meet with Cisco executives and network with peers. The event was supported by Intel as Technology sponsor, Aptec, Logicom and Comstor as Diamond sponsors, Nimble Storage as Platinum sponsor, and Global Knowledge as the Gold sponsor.

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