South West Comms wins Alcatel-Lucent Award

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has announced that South West Communications Group is the winner of the 2010 EMEA Partner of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award. The award which was presented during the first leg of the Alcatel-Lucent Dynamic Enterprise Tour 2011 goes beyond revenue targets, instead looking at partner growth initiatives, innovation and collaboration opportunities with Alcatel-Lucent during the previous year.

South West Communications Group’s success was evidenced by its implementation at Dorothy House Hospice Care which provides a technology blueprint for hospices and care homes to deliver excellent patient care now and in the future. It deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniPCX Enterprise BiCS telephone system integrated with access control and nurse call solutions as well as replacing its existing LAN infrastructure to meet the Hospice’s changing communication needs.

The award was presented under the Alcatel-Lucent ‘Converged Partner and Awards Programme’ which provides a framework for partners to leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s technology leadership in order to increase their own market share and value.

Keith Wilkinson, Sales Director, Alcatel-Lucent, said, “South West Communications went above and beyond to motivate the market to adopt new ideas and new technologies by facilitating joint technology offerings with Alcatel-Lucent to bring integrated solutions for the marketplace. The company has invested a significant amount of resources toward joint solutions for the SMB market, including working on joint planning and execution with Alcatel-Lucent to influence revenue and drive the market.”

Sarah Flowers, Sales Director, South West Communications Group, commented, “To be recognised by Alcatel-Lucent as being the 2010 EMEA Partner of the Year is a huge testament to the result of our investment in solutions for the SMB market. We are dedicated to designing solutions that suit the needs of our clients, and this award, as well as our recent implementation at Dorothy House Hospice Care, illustrates our pursuit of excellence in the communication and data networking industry.

“By aligning our strategies with Alcatel-Lucent, we have been able to deliver advanced solutions and integrate them seamlessly into existing infrastructure, thereby driving business efficiency and growth for our customers.”