HP Becomes Cisco Professional Services Partner
In April 2000, Cisco launched of its Professional Services Partner Program, a program to provide small and midsized businesses with optimized service partners. To enter the program, partners went through rigorous qualification procedures. After filling out an application that outlines their particular key-base proficiencies, candidates undergo a four-hour qualification audit at their site. And who was among one of the 20 inaugural members of the Professional Services Partner Program? HP; that's who.