Dimension Data has again been recognised as one of Cisco's key partners, scooping four global and 28 theatre, regional, country and segment awards at the vendor's annual Partner Summit Awards in New Orleans.

The objective of Cisco’s Partner Summit global awards is to recognise the exemplary channel partners whose best-of-breed business practices Cisco would like other partners to model. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, applications successes, unique programmes, problem-solving and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Channels and regional theatre executives.
"Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organisations worldwide, and it is my privilege to recognize Dimension Data as a four-time Cisco Partner Summit global award winner," says Keith Goodwin, senior vice-president, Worldwide Partner Organisation at Cisco. “The awards presented to Dimension Data recognise its performance and expertise as a Cisco channel partner in 2010.”
Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO says: “This is a fantastic endorsement of our expertise and ability to successfully partner with the world’s technology industry leaders for the betterment of our clients. Our 20-year partnership with Cisco plays an important role in ensuring Dimension Data delivers world-class solutions and services to our clients in over 49 countries in the networking, voice, security, data centre, unified communications, and contact centre markets.  I am proud of our employees who go out every day with commitment and focus in steadfast pursuit of excellence on behalf of our clients.”
Global awards for Dimension Data this year include the European Markets Services Partner of the Year (Europe); APAC Solution Innovation Partner of the Year (New Zealand); Emerging Markets Theatre Partner of the Year (Dimension Data); with the APAC Theatre Partner of the Year being awarded to Dimension Data’s Asia subsidiary, Datacraft Asia.
Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theater and global.  Cisco Partner Summit global awards reflect the top-performing partners within a specific technology market across several geographic regions. Dimension Data in Europe and Emerging Europe were honoured with 11 awards, while Dimension Data in the US, Canada, and Latin America received 12 awards. The Group’s locations in the Middle East & Africa region, South Africa and Nigeria won three awards, while Australia and Datacraft Asia together notched up two awards.