Annese & Associates, Inc. Receives Two Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2013

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Cisco Partner Summit 2013

Cisco Partner Summit 2013

Every day since John Chambers built the channel for Cisco some 25 years ago, has been a good day to be a Cisco partner. But never has there been a better time than now.

Annese & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that it was the recipient of two esteemed awards at Cisco’s annual Partner Summit. Cisco, the world-wide leader in networking, conducts all its product sales business through a resale channel partner model and hosted the invitation-only conference this past month in Boston. Over 2,000 solution providers from around the world were in attendance.

Cisco unveiled the winners at its global awards reception and presented Annese with:

The nationally recognized US Public Sector award for State and Local Government (SLED) Partner of the Year – a market that Annese has governed since 1970, generating 70% of total business;

East US/Canada Customer Satisfaction Partner of the Year for consistently high year-over-year client satisfaction ratings exceeding 4.85 on 5-point scale.

Cisco Partner Summit awards are designed to recognize exemplary partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices. The Summit blended talks by Cisco leaders like John Chambers, with peer-to-peer discussions around industry trends and future market transitions.

“Cisco’s confidence in Annese & Associates as a top performer within the regions and markets we serve is a true triumph and testament to the nature and quality of the channel partner relationship that exists between us," said Ray Apy, President & CEO at Annese.

"To be nationally recognized within the SLED space is both thrilling and humbling. However, there is no greater honor to me than to accept the award for Customer Satisfaction Partner of the Year on behalf of my team, as it speaks directly to the culture here at Annese and the customer intimacy foundation that has been deeply woven into our company’s fabric over the past four decades. I left Boston more excited than ever to be a Cisco partner! I know they are headed in the right direction—a direction that will sustain their innovation and market leadership in collaboration and network, and will vault them into an indisputable #1 position in IT very quickly. Every day since John Chambers built the channel for Cisco some 25 years ago, has been a good day to be a Cisco partner. But never has there been a better time than now."

About Annese & Associates, Inc.
Expertise. Relationships. Innovation. Throughout the past four decades, these principles have established the foundation upon which Annese & Associates has emerged as the trusted adviser to our customers, partners, and communities. With a full-circle approach to integrating communications systems, Annese wraps professional and managed services around Collaboration and Data Center Virtualization solutions. Guided by our services methodology, we design an end-to-end IT experience for our clients, implementing the tools of today and administering a plan for tomorrow. Our business is the art, science, and passion of connecting devices to networks, people to people, and ideas to action.

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