Distributor Micro Peripherals Ltd (Micro-P) has announced that it is strengthening its consumer electronics, networking and communications technology portfolio, with the addition of Cisco . The decision follows Micro-P’s recent expansion and success into the mobile and communications sector.
Simon Barnard, general manager of technical sales at Micro-P stated ‘Micro-P is delighted to work with Cisco in the SMB space. With the resources we have at our disposal, we are uniquely positioned to increase market share on the SMB networking portfolio and take the message to market in terms of storage, CCTV and unified communications through IP.
He continues, ‘This fits in very well with our recent development into the mobile and communications sector. Being able to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution to both voice and data resellers is a compelling message and one that will allow us to grow market-share for both Micro-P and Cisco. Cisco compliments our already strong vendor line-up within the networking space and represents an exciting new chapter in our development.”
Micro-P’s managing director, Gerry O’Keeffe said “Micro-P is delighted to enter into this relationship with Cisco and is looking forward to extending new markets for Cisco in the SME reseller and Communications channels. Cisco is at the forefront of the convergence of voice and data, with a product and technology set that is unsurpassed in this arena and is a vendor we have been keen to add for some time to expand Micro-P’s converged technology portfolio. We already have a strong working relationship with Cisco through our Sharptext business in Ireland and it is very pleasing to extend this relationship to Micro-P.”
“At Cisco we work very closely with our partners to take our latest technologies to market and drive growth in key markets,” commented Gordon Mackintosh, head of small business & distribution, Cisco UK and Ireland. “Partners are core to our business success and are more important now than ever before. Therefore we’re delighted to welcome Micro-P to our fantastic portfolio of partners. We’re committed to building partner loyalty across the board and I’m confident that over the coming months we will do so with Micro-P and help drive both our businesses forward.”