Cisco Awards Networks First with Silver Status

Networks First, an independent provider of support services for network infrastructure has been awarded Silver status by Cisco and achieved an outstanding customer loyalty rate of 100% in its bi-annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

In the independent audit Cisco’s UK Services Partner of the Year was reaccredited with its silver status for the seventh consecutive year. By reviewing its processes and procedures, Networks First delivered clear experience and impressive service delivery in order to keep the accreditation.

At the same time Networks First’s Cisco customers were also asked to score the company on the quality of its service delivery and gave Networks First an impressive overall satisfaction score of 4.88 out of 5.

Daljit Paul, head of service delivery, Networks First, comments: “This accreditation reflects our commitment in providing outstanding expertise on the very latest technology and products available from all the leading vendors. We are always trying to do more for our customers and, in these tough economic times, we are finding that now more than ever, businesses need help in consolidating their technologies and optimising the performance of their networks. Organisations have to concentrate on getting more from their existing infrastructures, ensuring any new technologies can deliver real cost savings.

“The loyalty rate and customer satisfaction scores awarded in this survey reflect that businesses are appreciating how the consultancy and support we give them can ease the pressure on their networks and ultimately make a real difference to their bottom line. And whilst companies’ IT budgets might be tight, we are finding that our trusted reputation for service excellence is ensuring that we continue to go from strength to strength.”

Networks First has a specialist team of qualified CCIE engineers and consultants who all undergo Cisco training, examinations and hands-on experience before becoming accredited.

Mark Pickin, maintenance services business manager, Ultima Business Solutions, comments “In times of change my customers need a safe pair of hands when it comes to networking support. From account and service management through to network restoration, quality is core to every process leading to real service excellence. Networks First is a truly trusted partner.”