18 November, 2009

SYDNEY, Australia, Wednesday 18th November 2009 - Alphawest, a national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Optus, today announced that it is the recipient of three Cisco Australia and New Zealand Business Partner Conference awards, for Service Provider Partner of the Year, Unified Communications Partner of the Year and Enterprise Partner of the Year.
 
The objective of the Awards is to recognise exemplary business partners whose actions Cisco would like other partners to model. Nominations include: innovative practices, architecture-led approach success, business differentiation and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner and Country executives.
 
“I have the honour and privilege of recognising Alphawest as a Cisco Australia & New Zealand Business Partner Conference country award winner that leads customers to their next phase of productivity and growth, said Michael Lehmann, director of Cisco Australia and New Zealand Business Partner Operations. “The multiple awards for Service Provider Partner of the Year, Unified Communications Partner of the Year and Enterprise Partner of the Year, all recognise Alphawest’s performance and accomplishments as a Cisco business partner in 2008.
 
“Alphawest is delighted to receive these three partner awards from Cisco. It is recognition of the fantastic, dedicated, customer focused team that we have at Alphawest and Optus Business. Our successful partnership with Cisco allows us to offer innovative technology solutions to our customers, who have come to rely on us to meet their networking, unified computing (or virtualisation), unified communications and collaboration needs, said Rob Parcell, CEO, Alphawest. “Winning these three national awards also follows on from Alphawest and Optus Business winning Cisco Global Service Provider Partner of the Year at the Cisco Partner Summit back in June 2009.
 
The Cisco Australia and New Zealand Business Partner Conference awards reflect a partner’s performance in driving differentiation in its business and extending its capabilities to accelerate customer business transformation in 2008.