Numata Business IT Achieves Small Business Specialization from Cisco in South Africa
Randburg, Gauteng – 18 NOV 2011 – Numata Business IT announced today it has achieved the Small Business Specialization from Cisco. The Small Business Specialization recognizes Cisco resale channel partners that focus on meeting the technology and services needs of small businesses.
“Apart from raising our local profile and credibility as a Managed IT Services Provider to small businesses in South Africa, we find that even some international companies are now starting to seek our consult in expanding, and setting up new infrastructures on our shores. This opens exciting new opportunities for us – not only healthier margins and revenue – but also sharper differentiation, positioning, and a larger-than-local reputation, which seem to further reassure and deepen trust with our current, local small business clients. It is comforting for a successful, driven small-to-medium business owner to know, that if needed, we can help them switch gears, and enter a bigger arena, without them having to look for another IT partner.” – Jakobus Koorts, CEO, Numata Business IT
“The Cisco Small Business Specialization was created in response to customer demand for channel partners capable of designing and implementing Cisco solutions purpose-built for the small business,” said Andrew Sage, vice president of Worldwide Small Business Sales, Cisco. “With the Small Business Specialization, Numata Business IT has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this growing demand.”
To earn the Small Business Specialization, Numata Business IT fulfilled Cisco training and exam requirements. Numata also met the personnel, training, and postsales support requirements set forth by Cisco.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for channel partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a channel partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates channel partner qualifications such as technology skills, business best practices, customer satisfaction, and presales and postsales support capabilities — critical factors for customers choosing a trusted channel partner.
About Numata Business IT
MSPmentor currently rates Numata the #5 Managed IT Services Provider in Africa for small-to-medium business. Numata offers smaller companies a high-tech, outsourced IT ‘department’ and upgraded management and financial skills – at a fixed monthly cost – keeping you on top and in charge of IT in your business at all times, without asking you to get involved in technicalities. –www.numata.co