Avaya Names 2009 Channel Partners of the Year

Avaya has announced that Avatel Technologies, Relational Technology Solutions, Verizon Business and Vision Technologies have been named as the 2009 Avaya Channel Partners of the Year for North America. The awards honor the leading members of the Avaya channel partner program that demonstrated significant revenue performance, technical expertise and overall growth across key Avaya solutions areas during the past year. The awards were announced last week at the 2010 Avaya Global Sales and Americas Partner Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

The awards highlighted key partners from across the Avaya go-to-market strategy and included:

  • Avaya 2009 SME Partner of the Year: Tampa, Fla.-headquartered, Avatel Technologies was recognized for the company’s alignment of efforts with Avaya’s small and medium enterprise (SME) goals and support of the SME community at large, its focus on marketing and sales initiatives that quickly and effectively increased the number of new customers, and its development of internal talent that helped Avatel secure customer opportunities against the competition.
  • Avaya 2009 Enterprise Partner of the Year: Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Relational Technologies Solutions (RTS) demonstrated the best execution of Avaya’s High Touch Channel Centric strategy, focused on effective lead-generation activities, achieved double-digit growth, and made significant investments in increasing the effectiveness of their sales and technical resources.
  • Avaya 2009 Service Provider Partner of the Year: Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon Business, a Platinum certified partner in the Avaya channel program demonstrated its continued commitment in 2009 by embracing Avaya’s High Touch Channel Centric strategy; further incorporating Avaya into its standard processes; and continuing to educate and train its employees on Avaya’s product line to increase sales and support. In addition, Verizon Business implemented a new global distribution model to expedite the delivery of Avaya hardware to customers.
  • Avaya 2009 Services Partner of the Year: New York, N.Y.-based Vision Technologies was acknowledged for its 100 percent focus on the sale of Avaya Global Services, impressive revenue growth in 2009 and relentless concentration on customer satisfaction.

“Avaya channel partners are key ingredients of our success. These awards recognize companies that are committed to delivering value, innovation and service to Avaya customers,” said Carol Giles Neslund, executive director, Americas Channel Sales and Marketing, Avaya. “Avaya’s 2009 Channel Partners of the Year highlight the partners who, despite the past year’s particularly challenging environment, invested in key areas such as services, competitor displacement and growing revenues in an underserved market.”

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