Cisco recognizes Redington Gulf as “Distribution Partner Of The Year”

Published November 19th, 2009 - 01:18 GMT
Redington Gulf, one of the leading IT distributors in the Middle East and Africa has been awarded “Distribution Partner Of The Year – West English Africa” and “Distributor Partner of the Year-Emerging Africa 2009” by global networking giant Nasdaq-listed Cisco Systems Inc (Cisco) during its 3rd annual customer get together event.
Cisco’s Customers Get Together and Technology Updates is an annual event that recognizes outstanding channel partners within a specific geographic territory. The 2009 annual award ceremony was held Dakar, Senegal and was well attended by Cisco channel partners and distributors across emerging Africa.
More than 100 channel executives, distributors, resellers and retailers congregated to recognize the achievers. The contenders were judged on a number of criteria including revenue, partner enablement, distribution relevance etc.
Redington bagged these awards amidst stiff competition from Azlan, CoastData, Comztek, Interdist, TD and Westcon.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Ramkumar B, General Manager – Value Added Business, Redington Gulf said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the ‘Distribution Partner Of The Year’ award from Cisco. The Value Division is barely three years old and hence the award has much significance in itself. Besides, the award has to be seen in the light of success achieved in toughest markets across Africa, a geography which presents unique sets of challenges and stiff competition.
We have registered a 250 % jump in revenues during the financial year ended March 2009, as compared to previous year. We are extremely confident of our continued growth and success across Middle East and Africa” he added.
Redington Gulf’s value division was started in lieu of company’s horizontal expansion with focus on networking products and solutions. The value business has grown within a short span of 3 years and now offers networking, software, security, server and storage products and services. The Value Division is associated with some of the leading global brands including Avaya, Ascom, Coral Maksat, Cisco, HP ProCurve, HP Software, Juniper, Microsoft, Nortel, Netgear, RedHat, SonicWall, Trapeze Networks and TrendMicro.
About Redington Gulf
Redington Gulf, part of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) listed Redington India Ltd, is one of the leading and fastest growing IT distributors in the Middle East and Africa region. Redington Gulf has a strong presence in 18 markets, and is associated with over 25 leading global IT and telecom brands, with over 4200 channel partners. Redington’s client portfolio includes Acer, Canon, Dell, HP, IBM, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, etc to name a few.

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