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Getronics Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

Getronics announced today that it has achieved the Cisco®Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognises Getronics as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

Wolfgang Zimmerman, Global Cisco Alliance Manager at Getronics, comments, “Getronics continues to invest in its portfolio, delivering unrivalled service and innovation to our customer base. We demonstrated deep expertise in implementing Cisco technologies in order to achieve the CMSP accreditation, and look forward to delivering cutting edge solutions and first-class service to our shared customer base. Getronics customers and prospects now have the additional confidence that the solutions provided by us are endorsed by Cisco. Our online implementation has gone beyond the Cisco CMSP requirements and we have implemented all Cisco recommended best practices. The business process automation component of our solution is the key element of the application, providing process visibility and control, and this puts Getronics in a leading position in the market.”

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Getronics to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. For existing Getronics’ customers such as Alpha LSG, the accredited Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform delivers a reduction in IT complexity, faster deployment of new products and services and reduced license spend. Customers also benefit from increased innovation with new Getronics’ services being incorporated onto the platform.

As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Getronics will offer at least one Cisco Powered service (either a managed or a cloud service with the Cisco Powered services designation), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.

In addition, Getronics has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Cloud (IaaS).

Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to achieve faster time to value by minimising technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. Customers also experience assured performance through superior service, security, and 24/7 support from Cisco and its certified partners while taking advantage of continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco’s extensive R&D investment.

About Getronics:

The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands and is owned by the AURELIUS Group, a holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany. With an extensive history that extends over 125 years, the Getronics family has approximately 4,000 employees in 13 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific & Latin America, and has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. This includes Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications, Data Centre, Cloud, Consulting, Partner Technology, Managed Services and Security.

Getronics is the lead in the Getronics Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with a consistent IT service throughout the world, with one single point of contact and billing entity. According to independent research by Ovum in September 2012, the alliance collectively manages 7.4M client end-user devices, positioning it within the top 3 players in the world.

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