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Dimension Data Canada Recognized by Cisco as a TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider

December 18, 2007 | John Serrao

logo-dd.gifNEW YORK, Dec. 17 -- Dimension Data Canada Inc., a specialist IT services and solution provider, announced today that it has achieved the TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation is by invitation only and recognizes Dimension Data Canada as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence.

Cisco TelePresence creates live, "face-to-face" meeting experiences over an Internet Protocol (IP) network, empowering users to interact and collaborate in ways they could not before. It combines the reach, intelligence and reliability of the network with the simplicity of a telephone interface to deliver an entirely new way for people to meet and collaborate. Cisco TelePresence is the first application of Cisco TelePresence technology.

"Earning the Cisco TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider designation confirms that we have the skills and resources necessary to provide complete technology solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in Canada," said Wendy Lucas, area vice president, Dimension Data Canada. "We look forward to building on this achievement and our Cisco Gold Certification status to further our expansion into the Canadian market."

"Cisco TelePresence is an innovative, new application that changes the entire realm of communications and collaboration," said Ross Pellizzari, vice president for Canadian channel operations, Cisco Canada. "Our TelePresence ATP partners, such as Dimension Data Canada, will help Cisco drive the technology across the chasm by delivering the sales, technical and lifecycle services capabilities customers need to successfully deploy the entire solution."

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is a key part of Cisco's emerging technology go-to-market strategy. The program helps define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support a subject technology. As markets mature and technologies progress along the adoption curve, some ATP programs may migrate to Cisco Specializations.

About Cisco TelePresence

The Cisco TelePresence Meeting solution combines the industry's first ultra-high definition 1080p video and high-quality, wideband spatial audio, imperceptible latency, with comprehensive environmental design. Meeting participants feel as if they are in the same room together, even though they may be located across the globe. With the ability to see and hear others in ultra-high definition video and wideband spatial audio, users truly experience the subtleties and nuances delivered by body language, eye contact and facial gestures that make up more than 60 percent of communications. With Cisco TelePresence, participants focus on the meeting and not the technology.

About Dimension Data

Dimension Data plc , a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact center technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customized client solutions.

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