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SPS Achieves Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco in the US

Mar 25, 2014 | Posted by:
Theresa Goodreau

Parsippany, NJ – March 25, 2014 - Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a unified communications systems integrator and managed service provider, today announced that it has achieved the Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes SPS for fulfilling the requirements to sell, design and deploy comprehensive Cisco® Collaboration Architecture solutions.

SPS specializes in design, installation and support of unified communications and collaboration applications, including video, mobility, infrastructure, bridging, contact center, and the associated managed and cloud-based services. This certification extends on Cisco authorizations held by Providea, a video-specialized company acquired by SPS in 2012.

The Cisco Collaboration Architecture supports integration of video and collaboration services across desktop, BYOD, mobile and cloud environments.

Certification indicates that SPS has invested in the training required to deliver differentiated business value through the integrated, open foundation of the collaboration architecture. Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialized Partners work with new and existing technologies to align components of this architecture with their customers’ strategic goals, helping transform business processes, boost organizational efficiency and accelerate the time to market.

"We are extremely pleased to have attained the Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization,” said Mike Taylor, SPS Chief Technology Officer. “With this specialization we strengthen our overall competency in video and collaboration, allowing us to offer more choices to our customers, helping them scale their investments across diverse products and solutions.”

About SPS

Strategic Products and Services (SPS) is a global, multi-vendor systems integrator of business communication solutions, with over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities. As a specialized systems integrator, SPS has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology, roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, unified communications and private cloud solutions.

SPS maintains strategic partnerships and certifications with more than 15 key manufacturers, including Avaya (Platinum), Cisco (Premier), Microsoft (Gold), Polycom, NICE and HP. With the competencies gained through these partnerships, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications, managed services and cloud-based solutions to support enterprises throughout North America.

SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from its strategic partners, including being named Avaya Partner of the Year for 2012.  For the past six consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America – most recently placing at 102 on the 2013 list. SPS was recognized multiple years by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. Visit to learn more.


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