I.T. Co. Becomes Cisco Systems Gold Partner


I.T. Co. Becomes Cisco Systems Gold Partner
I.T. Co. has gained the status of Gold Certified Partner of Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking technologies. This new status confirms that I.T. Co. wields the maximum technical expertise in Cisco Systems solutions thus attesting to the highest appraisal for the complex projects implemented by the specialists of I.T. Co.

Based on results of June 2008 independent audit Cisco Systems awarded I.T. Co. with the status of Cisco Gold Certified Partner. The main criteria for I.T. Co.’ s performance evaluation are the top-level professional technical expertise, successful experience in implementing Cisco Systems hard — and software-based projects, and complete satisfaction of the clients.

As a Gold Partner, the company carries out around-the-clock top level technical support of Cisco Systems installations at its clients, with the ability to provide customers all around Russia, — even in its remote areas, — with a comprehensive stock of spare parts for prompt replacements.

In 2007 I.T. Co. implemented a number of attractive projects based on Cisco’ s know-how for major corporate clients within oil and gas, industrial and energy economy sectors. Among other things, while equipping the new building of the RusHydro company (formerly known as HydroOGK), I.T. Co. has implemented a number of innovative services based entirely on Cisco products, apart from creating LAN and wireless networks using Cisco Aironet equipment.Such features as VoIP, facsimile communication, e-mail and voice mail were integrated.Besides that, for the security reasons, and it being a pioneering installation in Russia, I.T. Co. has also implemented Cisco Location Appliance system allowing for monitoring of the wireless network, pinpointing of all mobile communication devices within the RusHydro offices, and determining of locations of rogue access points.

Several dozens of experts within I.T. Co. staff have already received the CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, CCSP and CCDA certifications.

In 2008 I.T. Co. has also acquired the status of an Advanced Unified Communications Partner and received the corresponding certificate. Partners enjoying this status may take advantage of Cisco’ s special discounting system, which means that from now on I.T. Co.’ s clients will be getting installation and maintenance of unified communication systems for a cheaper price.

Besides the Advanced Unified Communications, I.T. Co. has several other Cisco specializations: 
  • Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization (design, installation and maintenance of LAN and WAN networks with remote access and multiservice support) 
  • Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization (building up networks based on Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN products) 
  • Advanced Security (a specialization for Cisco security solutions). 
A special laboratory for Cisco network solutions has been functioning within I.T. Co. for more than five years now, enabling the company to demonstrate capabilities of telecommunication systems, develop prototypes of commercial solutions, test equipment, simulate problem situations with the aim of prompt troubleshooting, and train the customer staff.

I. T. Academy offers 11 authorized courses enabling various experts to acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary for work with products and technologies of Cisco Systems.

Igor Kasimov, I.T. Co.’ s CEO, says: “Awarding of this status gives us additional possibilities in expanding the work with our clients. I really hope that this top-level partnership with Cisco Systems will also help us in attracting new customers, since from now on we can guarantee the top quality of our work and services, which has been certified by the vendor.” 

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