Cougar Automation has announced it has achieved Select Certification from Cisco.  The Select Certification recognises Cisco resale channel partners that focus on meeting the technology and services needs of small businesses.

“We are delighted to become a Cisco Select Partner,” explained Simon Pape, sales account manager at Cougar Automation. “This will enhance our reputation and lead to further opportunities both in the traditional industrial automation/OT (Operational Technology) arena, but also the emerging ‘Internet of Things’ market. We are extremely confident that in collaboration with Cisco, we can now really exploit these opportunities.”

To earn Select Certification, Cougar Automation fulfilled the training and exam requirements for the Cisco Small Business Specialisation. Cougar Automation also met the personnel, training and post sales support requirements set forth by Cisco. 

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for channel partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specialisations and certifications, Cisco recognises a channel partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates channel partner qualifications such as technology skills, business best practices, customer satisfaction, and presales and post sales support capabilities – critical factors for customers choosing a trusted channel partner.