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GTRI Achieves Cisco Powered Designations in Managed Security and Managed Unified Communications

by Zivaro, on Apr 14, 2009 1:53:38 PM

Denver, Colo. – April 14, 2009Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), a leading provider of technology consulting services, today announced that it has achieved Managed Security and Managed Unified Communications Cisco® Powered designations. These designations recognize GTRI for having worked to acquire the resources and establish the procedures to deploy, manage

and support managed services across the U.S. and in Mexico.

More and more companies are turning to managed services as an easy and cost-effective way to manage their networks,” said Lu Unger, director of managed services at GTRI. “Our managed services offerings not only save businesses time and money, but they also allow organizations to re-direct precious resources that would have been spent managing their networks to other important areas of the business. In addition, the peace of mind gained by knowing their technology is in the hands of highly-trained, well-equipped network management professionals who will ensure they are operating and regulatory compliant 24x7 is invaluable.”

The market is moving toward the broad adoption of managed services as companies are shifting from managing their own IT infrastructure to buying technology as a service,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco. “With a Cisco Powered designation, GTRI has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this increasing demand.”

Cisco Powered Managed Service designation requirements are based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) framework of best practices as well as market and industry requirements. GTRI participated in an assessment of its network operation center as a part of the Managed Service Channel Program process.

  • A Cisco Powered Managed Unified Communications business communications service is designed to provide unified voice, video, data and mobility communications for the business environment. The service integrates voice, video, and other collaborative data applications into intelligent network communications solutions. These solutions, including Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, unified communications, and rich-media conferencing, take full advantage of the power, resilience and flexibility of an organization's unified communications network.
  • A Cisco Powered Managed Security firewall service provides Cisco proven firewall technology solutions to help customers better protect their business infrastructure. The service is managed from a security operations center. It supports the key features available

    on the Cisco firewall solutions, such as network bandwidth optimization and anti-IP address spoofing, and conforms to Cisco and industry best practices. Continued: GTRI Achieves Cisco Powered Designations

Cisco recommends services that are designated Cisco Powered because they are designed to deliver a high-quality, customizable service experience, making it easier for businesses to make the right decision when purchasing technology as a service.

About GTRI’s GlobalSure Managed Services 

GTRI’s GlobalSure Managed Services is a comprehensive solution designed for businesses that want to outsource the day-to-day management of their IT infrastructure or are concerned about meeting external regulatory and quality auditing requirements. GlobalSure Managed Services combines 24x7 monitoring; management of alerts to resolution; consultation/analysis and a specific set of preventive maintenance IT tasks performed at scheduled intervals (frequency based on specific client size and needs). This service has a low cost of entry, requires zero capital expenditure and will pay for itself quickly through increased uptime and performance from the IT infrastructure.

About GTRI 

GTRI provides industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients derive real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in both networking and data center technologies, we support clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, private and cloud architectures, implementation and IT operations. Learn more at dev.gtri.com.

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PRESS CONTACTS

Teresa Kloser

Global Technology Resources, Inc.

303-991-2153

tkloser@gtri.com

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