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West Named Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year – 2 Years Running!
May 6, 2014 @ 10:30 AM | By Bob Wise

Another Cisco Partner Summit is in the books, and there were many interesting items that came out of it.

The big news that had everyone talking was Cisco InterCloud, a network of clouds that could potentially reshape the industry. How it will all play out remains to be seen, in terms of enterprise collaboration and the much talked about “internet of everything,” but Cisco’s betting big with a $1B investment.

You can learn more about InterCloud, the internet of everything and the Cisco Partner Summit by checking out some presentations on SlideShare and reading the Cisco blog coverage.

West Comes Away with More Cisco Partner Awards in 2014

West was honored to accept these awards from Cisco:

  • Architectural Excellence, Collaboration – US/Canada
  • Architectural Excellence, Collaboration – US/Canada:  Central
  • Cloud Partner of the Year – US/Canada: West
2014 Cisco Awards for West
West comes away once again with some fantastic awards from Cisco that highlight our Hosted Collaboration Solution (Cisco HCS) – or as we call it, VoiceMaxx CE.

These awards come on the heels of winning the Cisco Cloud Trailblazer award at the Collaboration Summit last fall and several other awards, including Cisco Cloud Partner and Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year, at last year’s Partner Summit.

The Architectural Excellence award is a new category for us. I view it as validation of the fact that we have the background, expertise and support necessary to successfully set up and deploy Cisco HCS technology. Our ability to execute is unsurpassed in the industry and we have the references to back it up.

Look for more exciting news to come this year in regards to our Cisco collaboration solutions.

In the meantime, learn more about some of our Cisco HCS deployments:

Also, read more about our Cisco HCS platform and our other Cisco solutions.

Robert WiseBob Wise, EVP for West IP Communications, is responsible for guiding long term business strategy, partner relationships and day to day management and operations, ultimately helping the company maintain its position as the leading hosted IP Communications and UC company in the industry. West IP Communications was recently recognized by Gartner as a Leader in their magic quadrant for UCaaS for its strong vision to transform the ways in which businesses communicate, its innovation, agility and, most importantly, its unwavering focus of delivering results for its clients. Prior to his current role, Bob was Vice President of Business Development and UC for InterCall, the leading global conferencing provider in the market and part of West Corporation and led West Corporation’s acquisitions of Smoothstone IP Communications, a leading IP telephony and hosted network provider, SKT Business Communications Solutions, a UC professional services provider, and PostCTI, a leading provider of UC components, systems, professional services and hosted services in Europe. His skills and leadership have been instrumental in building services, solutions and strategic partnerships that continue to advance the firm’s position as a leader in the Unified Communications industry. A law graduate of Loyola University, Bob joined the company in 1998 and served as General Counsel for several years before becoming Vice President of Marketing. Additionally, he served as President of Genesys SA, a global conferencing service provider acquired by InterCall in 2008. Before joining InterCall, Bob practiced corporate law and was Vice President of Imagination Entertainment Corporation.

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