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WachterApr 17, 2017 7:05:00 AM3 min read

Wachter Awarded Cisco CMSP Designation

Lenexa, Kansas – Wachter, Inc., a leading nationwide solutions integrator, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced certification with the introduction of Wachter Managed Business Communications. This certification by Cisco recognizes Wachter as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer this service as a Cisco Powered™ Service, Wachter needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security, and support.

The Advanced designation also recognizes Wachter’s investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco’s highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.

“A proud Cisco Gold Partner for over 10 years, Wachter is thrilled to add the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program to our managed services strategy,” said Michael Hurd, director of technology services at Wachter. “It allows us to continue to invest and innovate in managed services that will free creative and financial resources for our clients—enabling them to innovate and create instead of just “keeping the lights on.”

The partnership between Wachter and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell Wachter’s cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, Wachter and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

Cisco supports Wachter through enablement programs, incentives, and go-to-market benefits. Wachter and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

About Wachter

Wachter—a leading nationwide end-to-end solutions integrator—designs, installs, and maintains complex business systems in managed services, electrical, IT networks, automation, voice & video, safety & security, and IoT (Internet of Things). Wachter offers businesses the technical expertise and support they need to gain a competitive edge by increasing productivity, lowering operational costs, and streamlining internal processes. Visit for more information.

About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP):

CMSP helps Cisco partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner’s cloud and/or managed offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.

About Cisco Powered:

Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.

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