TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - TAK Technology has achieved SMB Specialization and Select Certification from Cisco®, extending the value-added solutions TAK Technology offers in helping small businesses to effectively and efficiently manage their technology investments. The SMB Specialization and Select Certification recognizes Cisco resale channel partners, including TAK Technology, whose primary focus is on the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market with fewer than 250 employees.

"Our ability to provide technology solutions for Arizona's small and medium-sized businesses has increased with our Cisco relationship," said Timothy Klein, founder and president of TAK Technology. "We can meet the wide ranging needs of our clients as trained and validated specialists in building integrated voice, video and data networks based on the industry-leading communications portfolio."

To earn Cisco SMB Specialization and Select Certification, TAK Technology fulfilled training and exam requirements. TAK Technology also met the personnel, training, and post-sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.

"The Cisco SMB Specialization and Select Certification programs were created in response to customer demand for channel partners to be capable of designing and implementing SMB-specific Cisco solutions," said Surinder Brar, senior director of worldwide channels at Cisco. "With the SMB Specialization and Select Certification, TAK Technology has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this increasing demand."

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications -- Select, Premier, Silver and Gold -- represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner's ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations -- SMB, Express, Advanced and Master -- reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving SMB Specialization and Select Certification also provides TAK Technology access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.


TAK Technology is a technical solutions and managed services company, focusing on the needs of small-to-medium size businesses (SMB) in the greater Phoenix area. TAK Technology represents leading technology products and services through partnerships and reseller agreements with Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, Lenovo, IBM, Linksys, Check Point and DriveSavers. Managed services include computer and server infrastructure, application and software deployment, networking and security, VoIP telephony and business continuity solutions. For more information about how TAK Technology tailor fits solutions for Arizona's small and medium businesses, visit www.taktechnology.com.

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