TD SYNNEX helps more than 20 partners qualify as Cisco Environmental Specialists

By Simon Meredith | 20th September 2023

Accreditation enables partners to identify themselves as sustainability champions, address opportunities with smart building technologies and access the Cisco Refresh programme

Basingstoke, 20 September 2023 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) UK has announced that, hard on the heels of its achievement of the Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialisation across the whole of its European footprint, it has already helped more than 20 partners become Cisco-approved sustainability specialists in the UK.

The UK operation achieved the accreditation earlier in the year and since making its initial course available in March, has helped the partners to attain their own Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialisation. The accreditation equips them to support the customers’ lifecycle management process and deliver services tailored to their individual needs. Qualified partners can also take advantage of the Cisco Refresh programme to offer certified re-manufactured Cisco products, often at a much lower price than brand new solutions.

Jon Sawdon, business unit director, Cisco and Enterprise Networking, UK, TD SYNNEX, said: “Sustainability is key for customers and the Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialisation creates new and exciting opportunities for partners. We have simplified the course and made it as accessible as possible for our partners. By giving them the opportunity to attain this accreditation, we’re enabling them to provide their customers with informed and intelligent advice on sustainability choices on Cisco technologies and how they can be used to make workspaces smarter, more energy efficient, and better places in which to collaborate.”

There are good opportunities to use Cisco solutions to enable smart buildings, gather data and make adjustments that will lead to further efficiencies, he added. “Information gathered by smart devices can be used to identify trends and behaviours and drive better decisions that further improve sustainability and by bringing all of this together, partners can add a great deal of value and open up new potential with their customers.”

Having access to the Cisco Refresh programme is a good opportunity too. “The heighted interest in sustainability and desire to moderate spending in the current climate has made Cisco Refresh a popular option”, Sawdon said.

The Environmental Sustainability Specialisation is also ideal for reseller businesses that are new to the vendor, as it includes Cisco Select accreditation and all the benefits that come with holding official Cisco partner status.

Further courses will be made available by TD SYNNEX to UK partners in the near future. Any partners interested in becoming a Cisco Sustainability Specialist should get in touch with the TD SYNNEX Cisco team.

Picture: Jon Sawdon, TD SYNNEX.

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