Comstor, a dedicated VAD of Cisco networking, collaboration and data centre solutions and a business unit of the Westcon Group, recently won the Cisco Partner Summit Award for Global Distribution Partner.
In addition, Comstor received global recognition for the company’s Distribution Accelerated Partner (DAP) programme and was recipient of 15 theatre, geography and country-specific awards.
Comstor MENA achieved a unique hat-trick of results. In addition to the Global Award, the distributor also won the UAE distributor of the year as well as the Regional Distributor of the year for Africa and Levant region.
Cisco Partner Summit awards are aimed at recognising exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programmes, problem-solving and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco worldwide channels and regional theatre executives.
Scott Brown, VP of Distribution for Worldwide Channels at Cisco, says the company is proud to partner with so many well-respected organisations worldwide. “It’s my privilege to recognise Comstor as a Cisco Partner Summit global award winner,” he says. “The Global Distribution Partner of the Year Award presented to Comstor recognises its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner in 2010.”
“Cisco Partner Summit awards are designed to recognise excellence amongst channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Comstor’s achievement of the Global Distributor of the Year award is a reflection of the growth of our joint business through our strong alignment,” says Claire Jones, regional sales manager for UAE at Cisco.
Renton D’Souza, Divisonal Manager, Comstor Middle East, says Comstor has established itself as one of Cisco’s premier VADs over the years through its focus on helping partners globally to accelerate their businesses by leveraging Cisco solutions. “It brings us immense delight as Comstor MENA to be recognised for our dedicated efforts towards Cisco at global, regional, as well as local Levels,” says D’Souza.
Jon Pritchard, President, Comstor Worldwide, adds that for more than a decade, Comstor has a proven track-record as one of Cisco’s premier VADs. “Our dedicated teams focus on helping partners worldwide accelerate their businesses by leveraging Cisco solutions across a range of networking, collaboration and data center technologies,” he says. “We’re proud of our long-standing relationship with Cisco and are deeply honoured they have chosen to recognise us as one of their most highly valued, strategic global distribution partners.”