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Zones Recognized by Cisco as an Authorized Digital Media System Partner in the United States

Advanced Certification Broadens Company’s Solution Offerings

Zones, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Authorized Digital Media System (DMS) Partner status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Zones as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Digital Media System solutions.

The Cisco Digital Media System enables organizations to create, manage and access compelling digital media to easily connect customers, employees, partners, students and others anywhere, anytime. It is a flexible and comprehensive solution for publishing dynamic content to both on-premises digital signage displays (Cisco Digital Signage) and the desktop (Cisco Desktop Video). Using the network as the platform, the Cisco Digital Media System provides customers across a wide variety of industries with innovative tools for marketing, sales, education and training, communication, and collaboration.

“The demand for digital media systems, especially video technologies, is increasing across all business sectors,” said Mark Nehring, senior vice president, partner and product marketing at Zones. “As our customers face more demands in their network capacity, Zones will continue to explore sophisticated network solutions to deliver digital media quickly and effectively. Becoming an Authorized DMS Partner helps Zones maintain the highest level of understanding in digital media systems and enhances our array of IT networking solutions.”

“Cisco Authorized Partners are instrumental in helping our customers successfully deploy some of the most sophisticated networking solutions in the market today,” said Steve Benvenuto, director of business development, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group, Cisco. “As a Cisco Authorized DMS partner, Zones has made an investment in the training necessary to fully sell, deploy and support Digital Media System solutions to customers.”

To qualify for Cisco Authorized DMS Partner status, Zones had to meet a number of requirements, including sales and technical training, the deployment of the DMS Practice Accelerator Kit, and participation in services training designed to enhance and aid end customer satisfaction and experience.

The Cisco Authorized Partner Program is part of Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. It is open to all partners, is free of product suite restrictions, and is designed to help define the knowledge, skills and services necessary to successfully sell, deploy and support a subject technology. As markets mature and technologies progress along the adoption curve, some Authorized partner programs may migrate to Cisco Specializations.

About Zones
Zones, Inc. supports business, healthcare, and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of areas of expertise including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. Zones provides a full range of technology products including notebooks, desktops, displays and other technology needs. The Zones “Expert Connect” organization provides technical expertise to help customers find the right solutions to grow their business.

Zones holds roughly 50 certifications from leading technology manufactures including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is also a certified MBE company. Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn, Washington. Buying information is available at http://www.zones.com, or by calling 800-258-2088.

Source: Zones