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March 18, 2014 17:00 ET

Outstanding Australian and New Zealand Partners Honoured at Cisco Insight Awards at Cisco Live!

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) -  Cisco Live! -- At a glittering ceremony at Cisco Live! (NASDAQ: CSCO) in Melbourne last night, teams and individuals that demonstrated excellence in 2013 were acknowledged for their efforts. In total there were 15 award categories in which Australian and New Zealand partners were recognised for innovation, leadership and achievement.

"Cisco continues to be a business that is reliant and committed to its partners," says Jason Brouwers, director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco® Australia and New Zealand. "We strive to support our partners to help them build their business, and as such we are proud to recognise those who have demonstrated the highest achievement in 2013."

Each one of this year's recipients has been recognised for taking an innovative approach to addressing customer business requirements, focusing on sales and technical excellence in delivering strong customer satisfaction and helping clients prepare for the major industry transitions such as the Internet of Everything.

"I would like to personally congratulate all of this year's winners for demonstrating clever thinking, strong customer understanding and technical excellence across the breadth of our portfolio."

The full list of 2013 Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner Insight Award winners are:

Internet of Everything Partner of the Year 2013   Rockwell Automation
Vertical Solution Innovation Partner of the Year 2013   Telstra
Innovation Partner of the Year 2013   Dimension Data New Zealand
Small Business Partner of the Year 2013   Correct Communications
Business Transformation Partner of the Year 2013   Dimension Data Australia
Services Partner of the Year 2013   Optus Business
Security Partner of the Year 2013   NEC Australia
Enterprise Networks Partner of the Year 2013   Telstra
Cloud Partner of the Year 2013   Telstra
Technical Excellence Award of the Year 2013   Peter Aikins, Optus Business
Teaming Excellence Award of the Year 2013   John Graham, UXC Ltd. and Rob Quinn, Cisco
Alliance Manager of the Year 2013   Rachel Willoughby, Optus Business
Solutions Delivery Excellence Award of the Year 2013   Chris Day, Data#3
Learning Partner of the Year 2013   Dimension Data Learning Solutions
Community Contribution Award of the Year 2013   Dimension Data Australia

Cisco ANZ's Partner Insight Awards celebrate innovation, leadership and excellence within the business partner community. Award criteria include: innovative and architecture-led approach to success, business differentiation and strategic outcomes, and deep customer understanding. All winners were selected by a group of Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner and Country executives.

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