April 29, 2010 08:00 ET

Cisco Announces Top Global and Theater Channel Partner Award Winners

14 Channel Partners Honored for Excellence Worldwide, 5 Partners for Being Top Theater Performers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  Cisco Partner Summit -- To recognize the performance of its top global and theater channel partners in 2009, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) unveiled its Partner Summit award winners today in San Francisco.

The 19 global honorees were selected from more than 60,000 Cisco channel partners worldwide for their outstanding performance in 2009. Fourteen were recognized for global excellence, and five for excellence in a specific geographic region.

The Cisco® Partner Summit global award winners are:

Award   Winning Company
Collaboration Partner of the Year   ECCOM
Solution Innovation Partner of the Year   Servion Global Solutions
Enterprise Partner of the Year   Dimension Data
Green Partner of the Year   Atea Danmark
Services Partner of the Year   INX
Technology Excellence Partner of the Year   World Wide Technology
Technology Excellence Partner of the Year   ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp. (CTC)
Technology Excellence Partner of the Year   PromonLogicalis
Service Provider Partner of the Year   Deutsche Telekom
Small Business Partner of the Year   Fujisoft Technology
Public Sector Partner of the Year   NCS
Commercial/Mid-market Partner of the Year   Presidio Networked Solutions, Coleman Technologies
Global Learning Partner of the Year   NIIT
Global Distribution Partner of the Year   D&H Distributing
Japan Partner of the Year   Net One Systems Co.
Emerging Markets Partner of the Year   Magyar Telekom
Asia Pacific Partner of the Year   Alphawest and Optus Business
U.S. and Canada Partner of the Year   CDW
European Markets Partner of the Year   TD Azlan

"Cisco is dedicated to helping our partners make the bold moves to transition from navigating in the economic downturn to accelerating growth in the upturn," said Keith Goodwin, senior vice president for Cisco's worldwide partner organization. "It has been an honor and privilege to recognize our top 2009 global performers this week at the Cisco Partner Summit."

The Cisco Partner Summit global and theater award winners are nominated by their Cisco theater sales teams. Nominations are reviewed by a group of Cisco worldwide and theater channel executives.

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