iTMethods Expands Partner Program with comCloud
(www.itmethods.com/comcloud4success)

    
    Managed service provides ease of delivery of Cisco Unified Communications
    and Collaboration services
    

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - iTMethods today has launched comCloud, an end-to-end portfolio of Cisco based Unified Communications and Collaboration services, offered as an expansion of iTMethods successful Canadian Partner Program. Engineered to help develop valuable new business opportunities, comCloud enables iTMethods' partners with a suite of advanced unified communications services ready to deliver to their customers.

iTMethods' partners are a community of Value-Added Resellers (VARs), System Integrators, Independent IT Consultants and Service Providers who have strong regional and vertical market expertise and coverage.

comCloud enables partners to offer Cisco's advanced Unified Communications portfolio without the costs and resources required to deliver these solutions in-house. With comCloud, we function as an extension of our partner's team providing support for the entire sales and delivery cycle from qualification, assessment, design, implementation and ongoing management and support.

Partners benefit from repeatable processes, tools, templates and resources that support the development and execution of new opportunities within existing customer relationships.

comCloud provides a unique opportunity for partners to deliver additional value to their customers while generating new recurring revenue streams for their business.

comCloud, currently available to Canadian partners, is enabled by iTMethods with support from Cisco Canada and Ingram Micro Canada.

    
    The comCloud offering includes:

    -   Flexible service terms with no upfront capital required
    -   End-to-end service offering and capabilities
    -   Trade-in end-of-life/legacy voice systems
    -   Full coverage - from the design and implementation phases to the
        ongoing management and support

    comCloud partners can realize benefits such as:

    -   Getting closer to customers and delivering long term value
    -   No additional partner resources or capital required
    -   Generate long term recurring revenue streams
    -   Dedicated support resources to assist in your success

    iTMethods comCloud offering includes the following components

    -   Connect offices/locations:
           -  MPLS, Ethernet & Wireless Connections (Private/Internet)
           -  Voice Services (PRI, LD, 8xx)
           -  Managed Network Services

    -   Cisco Collaboration:
           -  Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition
           -  Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business
           -  Cisco Unity
           -  Cisco Unified Contact Center Express
           -  Cisco WebEx

    -   Cisco Communications Infrastructure:
           -  Cisco Routers, Switches, Security, Wireless and Voice Gateways

    -   Cisco Capital Finance:
           -  Flexible service terms from 24, 36, 48 and 60 Months

    -   Managed Services & Support (End-to-End Capabilities):
           -  Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Contact
              Center systems
           -  Cisco communications infrastructure
           -  Cisco Unified Communications applications

    Supporting Quotes:

    -   Donna Wittmann, Vice President, Channels, Cisco Canada

    "comCloud from iTMethods is a great example of how Cisco is supporting
    partner to partner collaboration within our channel communities. We are
    excited about the opportunities iTMethods and our partners can create
    together helping develop new routes to market while bringing the business
    benefits of Cisco enabled solutions to regional and vertical market
    customer segments. comCloud from iTMethods will help accelerate the
    success of our mutual partners today and into the future."

    -   Dave Mason, Vice President Sales, Ingram Micro Canada

    "Ingram Micro continues to support programs that enhance the value that
    we bring to our customers and our partner communities such as the
    VentureTech Network. comCloud from iTMethods is a great example of how we
    are providing additional options and choices for our customers when
    looking to deliver advanced solutions and services. We are excited about
    the opportunity to support iTMethods and Cisco in the expansion and
    growth of this program."

    -   Michael Green, President, Miad Information Systems Ltd.

    "comCloud from iTMethods has provided us with the ability to develop high
    value opportunities within existing customers where we have long standing
    and trusted relationships. As an iTMethods Partner, comCloud allows us
    deliver end-to-end Cisco-based unified communications solutions and
    services. Having already had success with comCloud, we are very
    comfortable offering it to our other customers, both today and in the
    future. Our experience to date has truly been win-win as we can rely on
    iTMethods to support us the entire way and allow us to continue to focus
    on our core activities."

    -   Paul Goldman, CEO, iTMethods Inc

    "comCloud is a key solution and services focus for our growing Partner
    Program. We are delighted to have Cisco and Ingram Micro supporting our
    efforts to recruit and develop new opportunities with the best partners
    in select geographies and vertical markets. comCloud is a unique offering
    and provides true end-to-end capabilities that our partners can leverage
    to create deeper relationships and ongoing business with their
    customers."
    

About iTMethods Inc.

iTMethods is a growing services provider enabling a portfolio of advanced Network, Communications & Collaboration and Managed Infrastructure Services. Engineered and supported by our services delivery platform, embedding hundreds of business and technology processes and capabilities enabling predictable outcomes and a superior end user experience.

iTMethods services are delivered through our Partner Program and community of Value-Added Resellers (VAR's), System Integrators, IT Consultants and Service Providers providing both regional and vertical market coverage. iTMethods is a proud member of the VentureTech Network, a North American IT Solutions organization offering access to technology best practices, world-class solutions and industry-leading services deployment. www.itmethods.com, www.itmethods.com/comcloud, www.itmethods.com/comcloud4success

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com

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