Secure-24 Obtains Cisco Premier Certified Partnership: Secure-24, a provider of cloud computing, application outsourcing and enterprise hosting services, announced that it has been designated by Cisco Systems as a Premier Certified Partner. Cisco’s certification requires a consistent level of product knowledge and technical expertise, along with use of Cisco’s network solutions. Secure-24 surpassed Cisco’s technical competency requirements in the integration of computing and security technologies. Secure-24 provides highly available environments, expert management, and support for customers’ business critical applications. As a result of the certification, Secure-24 will have heightened access to Cisco tools, support, technical resources and world-class technical and product training. Secure-24 uses Cisco UCS as its virtualization platform for SAP and Oracle applications. Cisco UCS enables the flexibility for pre-provisioned systems, which is a platform advantage that allows consistency in deployment of applications, and it makes the delivery of the underlying architecture more simplistic, faster and reliable for Secure-24’s customers. Secure-24 uses Cisco’s Data Center Architecture 3.0 to deliver reliable, low-latency connectivity for over 150 clients with operations around the globe. Secure-24 supports the global operations of mid-market companies and Fortune 100 enterprises in growing industry segments, including manufacturing, technology, consumer goods, chemicals, financial services, construction, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and transportation. More at www.secure-24.com.
IAOP Names Syntel a Leader in 2012 Global Outsourcing 100: Troy-based Syntel Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNT), a global IT and business process services and outsourcing provider, said Tuesday that it has received several recognitions in the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals 2012 Global Outsourcing 100 rankings. Syntel was named to IAOP’s annual list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers for the sixth consecutive year, moving up ten places over the 2011 rankings to No. 38. Syntel was included on several “sublists” which recognize providers for their specialization in particular industry and service segments. Among others, Syntel was named one of the top 10 providers serving the health care industry, a top 20 provider of industry specific services, and one of the top 20 firms providing transaction processing services for financial services clients. The rankings are based on an independent judging panel’s evaluation of criteria including size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies and management capabilities. IAOP’s selection process takes into account factors like a firm’s ability to create value for customers, depth and breadth of competencies and top management talent, as well as company size and growth rates. More at www.iaop.org.