Press Release: Largest Cisco Delivery Team In St. Louis
St. Louis, MO – April 11, 2017 – Secure Data Technologies, Inc. (Secure Data) continues its growth to now include the area’s largest and most decorated Cisco St. Louis delivery team. Comprised almost exclusively of engineers with Cisco’s highest certification level, CCIE, Secure Data’s client engagement teams provide an unmatched combination of experience and expertise, with a high-touch customer experience. Customer response to putting the most qualified Cisco engineers on the forefront of client engagements has resulted in Secure Data leading the industry in Cisco client satisfaction ratings. Additionally, Secure Data has seen impressive growth in new customer acquisition, driven additional head-count in every Secure Data business unit, and strengthened their partnership with Cisco.
In February 2016, Secure Data Technologies obtained Cisco’s highest partnership accreditation, Cisco Gold, for Collaboration, Security, Data Center, Network, Meraki, Cloud Web Security, Cloud Consumption as a Service and WebEx. This milestone achievement was a key component of Secure Data’s 5-year strategy to create the most dominant Cisco Practice in St. Louis. Today, fourteen months post Cisco Gold, the next strategic milestone has been achieved: Secure Data now boasts more CCIE certified engineers working in the field, directly with customers, than any other St. Louis Cisco partner.
Cisco Gold is the highest and most prestigious level of channel partner certification. For Gold certification, an organization must meet a comprehensive list of requirements and submit to a detailed audit of virtually every inch of their business; including Engineering Implementation and Delivery, Sales, Operations and Project Management processes. Worldwide, approximately 5% of Cisco’s partners achieve the Gold level.
“It’s about putting the absolute best engineers on the front lines,” says Dana Steffey, Secure Data’s CEO / Founder, “and, every one of these battle-tested technologists is local! So, our clients get the most experienced resources, quickly, and for less cost.”
Another key element to growing their Cisco practice is Secure Data’s relationships throughout Cisco. Cisco has local, regional and national partner facing and customer facing teams, including: Central Plains Territory, Crossroads Select, State / Local Government (SLED) and Americas. Making human connections with Cisco professionals and extending their message, capabilities and commitment has elevated Secure Data both in St. Louis, and throughout the Midwest.
“Ultimately, Cisco wants partners who are fully committed to Cisco” says Steffey. “We prove our partnership every day, by being early adopters to new Cisco innovations and solutions, and by ensuring customer success through Cisco’s premier technology solutions. Cisco is leading the market with many of the most important topics to technology and business leaders, including: enterprise / cyber security (Cisco Security), software and application defined networking (Cisco ONE, Cisco DNA), next-generation collaboration (Meraki, Cisco Spark) and hyper converged infrastructure (Cisco HyperFlex).”
Secure Data Technologies, Inc. is an infrastructure technology company, which provides clients with hardware, software, managed services and professional services in four areas: Collaboration, Data Center, Network and Security. The company has a deep-seated commitment toward long-term partnership, while providing fearless technological stewardship to enable business transformation.
Secure Data is a veteran-owned business that has grown from a focused Cisco practice, to an IT solutions provider that today excels in the development, testing, and implementation of innovative technology solutions and technology-based business strategies.
CEO / Founder