CDK Global, a global provider of integrated IT and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry and adjacencies with nearly $2 billion in revenues, has been recertified as a U.S. Cisco GOLD Certified Partner. CDK Global was also recertified as a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide – elite distinctions among technology providers.
As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, CDK has met the requirements for attaining a broad range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in collaboration architecture, data center architecture and borderless network architecture.
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“To reach Cisco Gold Certification, companies have to meet stringent requirements for not only broad technological expertise, but also demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction and support,” said Steve Anenen, CEO of CDK Global. “With the Gold Certification, CDK Global has reached the highest tier available – a distinction that few companies achieve.”
Using a third-party audit process, the Cisco channel program validates a partner’s technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
Additionally, CDK Global has earned the right to use the Cisco Powered logo by achieving one or more Cisco Powered Service designations in the following categories:
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- Unified Communication as a Service
Cisco Powered Managed Services
- Managed Security
- Business Communication
- Application Performance Management
“Teaming up with Cisco allows us to take our technology and security to the next level,” added Anenen. “Our dealership clients deserve the best, and we strive year after year to give them the best technology available, helping them deliver a top tier experience for their customers.”