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Comstor Wins Seven Awards at 2015 Cisco Partner Summit

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – June 8, 2015 – Comstor, a business unit of WestconGroup, announced today it received seven Cisco® Partner Summit awards, including 2015 Cisco Americas Partner of the Year: Distributor (Comstor U.S.), at the 2015 Cisco Partner Summit, held April 27-30 in Montreal. (Tweet this)

Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches. 

“Cisco is proud to work together with leading channel partners globally to innovate everywhere and create fresh ideas and possibilities for our customers in the Internet of Everything,” said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Americas Partner Organization, at Cisco. “It is an honor to recognize Comstor with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award as Americas Partner of the Year (Distributor), as well as awards in other geographies, further underscoring its outstanding accomplishments.”

In all, Comstor earned awards in seven geographies, regions, and theatres from Cisco. In addition to the Americas Partner of the Year, other honors include:

  • Theatre Award (EMEAR North): Partner of the Year (Distributor) - Comstor Note: Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR)
  • Americas Distribution Award: Category (Security) – Comstor US
  • Americas Distribution Award: Category (Collaboration) – Comstor LATAM
  • Marketing Velocity Award: Revenue Marketer of the Year (LatAm) – Comstor Mexico
  • Marketing Velocity Award: Revenue Marketer of the Year – Comstor UK
  • Marketing Velocity Award: Revenue Marketer of the Year – Comstor Middle East

“Winning awards for success across three different continents is acknowledgement of our ability to execute and innovate as a global leader with Cisco,” said Dolph Westerbos, CEO of WestconGroup. “We have made significant investments to grow our business with both Cisco and our solution provider partners, and those efforts continue to pay dividends. Cisco is a fantastic partner and I’m proud of all our Comstor associates and partners that helped us earn these awards.” 

Comstor’s success last year was due in large part to its new Comstor EDGE program, a platform featuring a robust suite of end-to-end practice-building programs that incorporates Comstor’s solutions expertise with a strong focus on enhanced partner enablement around sales, marketing, training, distribution, professional services, and finance. 

The EDGE program is anchored by the core elements of the relationship lifecycle: Engage, Develop, Grow and Extend. Solution providers participating in Comstor EDGE have experienced higher revenue growth than the general market. 

About WestconGroup
WestconGroup Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.comor connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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