Doha, Qatar – 26 February 2011 – Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) announced today it has achieved Silver Certification from Cisco®. To earn Silver Certification, CGC had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
Anil Mahajan, COO, CGC, expressed happiness over the upgraded partner status. He said, “This achievement further strengthens our resolve to provide qualified and quality technological solutions to our valued clients in Qatar. The silver certification brings CGC to an elite group of solution providers with proven, in-depth technology skills and customer success in selling, deploying, and providing services for Cisco solutions. It reinforces CGC’s role as a trusted technology advisor, helping customers accelerate productivity and growth, gain and keep a competitive advantage besides being exposed to latest technology.
“Cisco is committed to providing tools, training and programs to help drive CGC’s growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Mazen Raad, Regional Channel Manager at Cisco Qatar. “With specializations in two main technology domains - Express Unified Communications and Advance Wireless LAN, CGC has made an investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.”
As a Cisco Silver Certified Partner, CGC has met requirements for attaining a broad range of expertise. To achieve Cisco Silver Certification, CGC was required to achieve either two from the following four Cisco advanced specializations: Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, or the Cisco Express Unified Communications Specialization and one of the following advanced specializations: Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN. In addition, CGC was required to integrate Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys.
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.
Mohammed Tamimi, Channel Account Manager, Cisco, and CGC’s Dileep Kumar, AGM,
Aditya Yadav, Presales Manager, Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Presales Manager and Saurav Tripathy, Assistant Network Solution Manager, were also present during the ceremony held at CGC corporate office in Doha.
About CGC: Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) is one of the first technology companies in Qatar with diversified interests in Telecommunication, Information Technology, ELV/Security/ Building Automation, Engineering and Mobile Telephony domains. Certified to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007, CGC has been catering to the wide-ranging technological requirements of almost all big giants in Qatar since 1987, offering total turnkey solutions and in-depth services ranging from Consultancy to Engineering Design, Planning, Procurement, Project Management, Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Setup & Commissioning, Technical Manpower Outsourcing and long term Operations & Maintenance services. Employing in excess of 500 personnel, CGC undertakes variety of large & medium scale projects and executes them utilizing its proven and well-established project delivery practices, highly skilled team of experienced technical & managerial professionals and latest technologies. Further on, as the only Nokia representative in Qatar for 15 plus years, CGC offers total mobility solutions through its vast chain of more than 350 Retail and Dealer Outlets as well as Service Centers spread across the country. CGC has been declared four times the Best Nokia Distributor and also won the inaugural Best Nokia Care Partner Award for its excellent sales performance and quality services. CGC has also been conferred twice the Qatar Green Award for promoting sustainable protection of the environment. For details, please call CGC Careline +974 44910666, mail to [email protected]
or visit www.cgulfc.com
Anil Mahajan (3rd left), COO, CGC, receiving Cisco Silver Certification from Mazen Raad (4th right), Regional Channel Manager, Cisco, in presence of Dileep Kumar (2nd left), AGM, CGC, and Mohammed Tamimi (3rd right), Channel Account Manager, Cisco, and other CGC officials
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