Cisco’s Channel Partner Program Recognizes Partners with Highest Level of Collaboration Expertise, Lifecycle Services and Success in Sales

MISSISSAUGA, ON — January 19, 2015 — Eclipse Technology Solutions Inc., a rapidly growing IT firm serving multiple critical sectors in Ontario, announced today that it has achieved the Master Collaboration Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes Eclipse as having the ability to represent Master-level business expertise as well as technical efficiency, having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Collaboration solutions. “Eclipse has a strong history of Cisco achievement and this particular certification is a serious endorsement of our commitment to our customers and formalizes our future partnership with Cisco,” said Eclipse co-CEO Robert Stroud.

“To help turn the promise of unified communications into a strategic advantage, customers are demanding an enhanced set of skills and capabilities from channel partners,” said Richard McLeod, senior director of business development at Cisco. “Eclipse’s investment in the Master Collaboration Specialization ranks them among the industry’s elite.”

To achieve the Master Collaboration Specialization, channel partners must first attain the Advanced Collaboration Specialization. Partners must then meet stringent requirements that demonstrate their Master-level sales, technical, and services capabilities. Furthermore, Master specialized partners must possess a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements, provide customer references that document Cisco-prescribed design and deployment capabilities and show evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities. More information regarding the Master Collaboration Specialization can be found at:

The Cisco Channel Partner Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco Channel partner certifications—Select, Premier, and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco Channel partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Cisco Master specializations provide Eclipse access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About Eclipse Technology Solutions Eclipse Technology Solutions is a growing IT service company specializing in communications technology solutions across North America. Eclipse is highly certified in IP Telephony, Contact Center, Data, Video and Wireless solutions and services, offering unparalleled expertise in the design, implementation and support of complex, multi-site solutions, including coast-to-coast installation and global partner-reach service capability.


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