Westcon secures MS Lync gold badge


Westcon secures MS Lync gold badge

Alex Scroxton

Westcon has been handed Microsoft’s Partner Network Gold Communications competency as a mark of proficiency around its Lync UC portfolio, becoming the first distie worldwide to achieve the designation.

The certification was awarded based on standards in revenue, service support and customer satisfaction across the EMEA region, said Westcon.

“Partners with Gold status in the Communications competency have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability within a targeted business solution area,” explained Scott Brown, senior director of worldwide Lync enterprise voice at Microsoft.

“We are committed to supporting Gold-level members with the right set of tools, training, and information to empower their partners with leading-edge Microsoft-based solutions and services,” explained Scott Brown, senior director of worldwide Lync enterprise voice at Microsoft,” he said.

Westcon’s EMEA director of Microsoft Lync business practice, Guy Koster, added: “Microsoft’s most recent earnings report showed its Lync business growing at 35%. We look forward to capitialising on this momentum with our customers, our Lync eco-system vendors, and Microsoft to fully exploit resulting opportunities.”

The distie claims to have one of the broadest Lync eco-systems in distribution, which now includes: Active Communications, Acme Packet, Advatel, Altigen, AudioCodes, Jabra, Plantronics, Polycom, snom and Sonus.

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