8x8 Achieves Select Certification From Cisco in the United States

By Jerry Olsen
Updated: January 12, 2012

8x8 Achieves Select Certification From Cisco in the United States

8x8, Inc., a developer of business communications, including cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), mobile, and video solutions announced that it has achieved Select Certification from Cisco Systems Inc. Select Certification reflects a partner’s technology and business expertise specific to the small to medium-sized business SMB customers with less than 250 employees. In order to earn the certification, 8x8 fulfilled all the requirements set forth by Cisco, including personnel, training, and post sales support.

According to vice president of channel development Don Trimble, “8x8 is pleased to partner with Cisco to deliver industry leading cloud communications solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.”

The Select Certification recognizes Cisco resale partners that focus on meeting the technology and services requirements of SMBs. It also provides a framework for partners to build the sales/technical services required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers.

“With the Select Certification, 8x8 has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills, and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this growing demand," said Andrew Sage, vice president of Worldwide Small Business Sales at Cisco. Cisco utilizes the program’s specializations and certifications in order to recognize a channel partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco technology and services.

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