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    Intact Recognized by Cisco as Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider

    Bracknell, UK – Intact Integrated Services announced today that it has achieved the Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.. This designation recognizes Intact as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Unified Contact Centre solutions targeted to the high-end enterprise contact centre marketplace.

    “In the Cisco sphere, we’re committed to ensuring that our channel partner customers have access to all the expertise and service skills they need to optimise their deployment of complex Cisco advanced technology propositions such as Unified Communications, UCCE and Customer Voice Portal, as well as their complex Wireless, Security and Data Centre service requirements,” commented Bob Dalton, Intact Integrated Services Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re seeing growing demand from the Cisco partner community for Intact to provide the key development and implementation skills around these key Cisco technologies, and that’s why we’ve invested the significant time and resources needed to make sure our UCCE, CVP and other services are accredited to the highest level.

    “When it comes to delivering complex enterprise UC projects such as Unified Contact Centre Enterprise solutions, there really aren’t any shortcuts or quick fixes,” he continued. “At Intact we recognise that while some of the latest UC technologies have enormous potential, they also bring with them considerable risks in terms of their complexity and costs – both for the end-user organisation and for the partners involved in their implementation. Intact can help partners de-risk these engagements – with Cisco’s Unified Contact Centre Enterprise solution, for example, we invested early in the skills and Cisco ATP requirements necessary to deliver best practice UCCE solutions, and this year we’ve been busy supporting Cisco partners in the delivery of complex Cisco UCCE projects in key sectors such as financial services and local government.”

    “Authorized Technology Provider Partners are instrumental in helping Cisco successfully deploy advanced networking technologies that deliver operational improvements and a competitive advantage,” said Richard McLeod, director of unified communications for worldwide channels at Cisco. “As a Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise ATP Partner, Intact has invested in the skills necessary to bring enterprise-class contact center solutions to our joint customers.”

    To qualify for Cisco Unified Contact Centre Enterprise ATP status, Intact had to meet a number of requirements, from achieving the Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization to maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction. Channel partners must have staff that can fulfil specific job responsibilities. Partners are also required to build a lab for development and customer-fault replication. The lab must contain current, upgraded and maintained Cisco UCCE solutions, each configured for real world testing to simulate actual end-user conditions.

    The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP may be discontinued or evolve into a Cisco specialization.

    About Intact Integrated Services
    Intact Integrated Services operates across EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas as an independent provider of project, support and managed services solutions to the ICT industry. The company is an exclusively partner-focused organisation, providing lifecycle service offerings and project management support to Cisco partners, systems integrators, Telcos and service providers. Intact functions as an independent subsidiary of Datatec Ltd, the major JSE/LSE international ICT Group.

    Intact’s service capability covers LAN/WAN infrastructures, IP communications, wireless and security to a wide range of server-based computing and application skills including data centre design and deployment, virtualisation, cloud and storage solutions, as well as application development and support. The company operates a best-of-breed services ecosystem through its INspan global support network. Intact’s services are backed by a 24x7x52 Managed Service Centre, delivering both support and managed services to a wide range of clients.

    For more information, please visit www.intact-is.com, or contact:

    Cheryl Billson
    PR for Intact Integrated Services
    Tel: +44 (0) 7791 720460
    cheryl.billson@commacomms.com

    Maya Patel
    Intact Integrated Services Marketing
    Tel: + 44 (0) 1344 756647
    maya.patel@intact-is.com

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