Dimension Data has been recognised by Cisco with three awards including its Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) partner of the year at the vendor's annual Partner Summit in Las Vegas.
The two other awards include commercial partner of the year, and social responsibility partner of the year.
“It has been a great honour to again be recognised with multiple awards this year,” said Bruce Watson, group executive of Cisco alliance at Dimension Data. “Our partnership with Cisco has gone from strength-to-strength over the past 27 years.
“Joint initiatives such as ‘connected conservation’ have had a huge impact on protecting rhinos in South Africa, reducing poaching by 96 per cent in one reserve. Together, we are making a real difference, both at a global and country level and these awards are a testament to that.
"I look forward to seeing this partnership develop in the future and continuing to deliver these joint projects that are hugely beneficial to our clients and the wider community."
The Cisco Partner Summit Global awards were set up to recognise channel partners with successful business practices and reward best-in-class methodologies in the eyes of the networking vendor.
Areas of consideration include innovative processes, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programmes, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.
“It gives me great pleasure to recognise these partners who continue to demonstrate superior performance and drive value for our customers,” said Oliver Tuszik, senior vice president, Global Partner Organisation at Cisco.
“They demonstrate superior leadership and innovation to help enterprises solve complex problems. It is an honour to present these three awards to Dimension Data in recognition of its outstanding achievement in helping customers respond to their business challenges.”
These awards represent the top performing partners for Cisco within specific technology markets across all geographical regions.
All recipients were selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner organisation and regional executives.