October 21, 2012 - ITQAN, the UAE’s leading systems integrator and IT solutions provider, has achieved ‘Gold Certification’ status from Cisco®. To earn Gold Certification, ITQAN had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. This certification reinforces ITQAN’s continuing commitment to become the region’s leading IT solutions provider by serving the needs of the region’s business segment by leveraging the latest Cisco solutions and upgraded skill sets.
The Gold status reflects the company’s strong ties with Cisco, spanning over eight years and stretching across projects that utilized multiple technologies like: completion of data centres and unified communications projects for many clients in the healthcare and education sectors.
Being a ‘Gold Certified’ partner will allow ITQAN to offer its wide range of expertise across three high growth market opportunities—borderless networks, collaboration and data centre virtualization. Partners having reached this level of certification benefit from the highest level of certification-specific rewards and recognitions, which includes an increased level of tech-support, productivity tools, online training, marketing resources and sales promotion.
“This is truly a landmark achievement for ITQAN. Having been awarded ‘Gold Certification’ reinforces our leading position as a systems integrator and IT services provider who give the full attention to the qualification of its resources and ensure their knowledge on what technologies they use is beyond the standard levels, we care on what partnership status strategically to drive business serving satisfied clients and go in line with our partner strategy and technological road map ,” said Feras Al Jabi, ITQAN’s General Manager. “Being recognized by a leading global brand like Cisco is an inspiration to further our commitment of providing customers with excellent service. Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in our promise to bring advanced and intelligent solutions that can help customers drive in more productivity and efficiencies in their businesses” Al Jabi added.
“Aside from the two advanced specialization in Routing, Switching and Security, we are proud to confirm that we are certified in Data center architecture, Borderless network Architecture & Collaboration architecture which are the 3 major recent architecture specialization recently introduced by CISCO” said Rajesh Panicker, IIS Practice Manager at ITQAN.
“We congratulate ITQAN and welcome them to the esteemed group of Cisco’s Gold partners. We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Claire Jones, Channel Manager, Cisco UAE. “With specializations in Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, ITQAN has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.”
As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner ITQAN has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving the four following Cisco advanced specializations: Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN. In addition, ITQAN has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification provides ITQAN access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Gold, Silver, Premier and Select—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—Master, Advanced and Express—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies.