SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

September 17, 2008 13:39 ET

Westcon Group Is Chosen as Avaya's EMEA Distributor of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year

Westcon Convergence Recognised for Developing International Business to Channel Through Its ConvergencePoint Program

BURGESS HILL, UK--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Westcon Group, Inc., a leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that its Westcon Convergence business has won Avaya's EMEA Distributor of the Year Award for International Business Development. The award was accepted by Barry Shakespeare, Executive Vice President of Westcon Group Europe, during the Avaya EMEA conference in Madrid last week.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Avaya, a global leader in business communications applications, systems and services, has presented an EMEA award to Westcon Group. For the last four consecutive years, the Avaya EMEA Distributor of the Year Award was presented to Westcon Group and U.K.-based Crane Telecommunications, which was acquired by Westcon Group in May of 2007.

"This achievement is a reflection of the dedication and focus from our entire European team," commented David Grant, Vice President of Westcon Convergence, UK and Scandics. "Westcon has continued to deliver innovative, customer-focused solutions and has a great breadth of skills and expertise across the region. This is complemented by our ConvergencePoint programme which supports our customers in both established and emerging markets. We are proud to receive this award and look forward to another exciting year of growth with Avaya."

"Westcon Group has made significant investments across EMEA to enable Business Partners to successfully sell Avaya solutions," said Jeremy Butt, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Avaya. "Westcon is now present with Avaya in seven major countries in EMEA and has 64 dedicated Avaya specialists; that is impressive. Westcon has clearly demonstrated its ability to drive business development internationally."

For more information on Westcon Convergence and its award winning solution programme, ConvergencePoint, please visit to learn more or to register.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, convergence and mobility for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya. Through its Westcon and Comstor business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

Statement by David Grant, Vice President of Westcon Convergence, UK and Scandics:

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