CEO: Pierre Nanterme
Cisco's U.S. Solution Innovation Partner of the Year award went to Accenture, whose massive Cisco business touches the data center, collaboration and really everything in between.
Accenture's Cisco unit -- called the Accenture and Cisco Business Group -- also places a heavy focus on converged infrastructure and unified compute, two areas that have become a sweet spot for Cisco and its partners with the advent of Cisco's Unified Computing System. Accenture also has a robust Cisco Smart Solutions practice, offering network and data analytics, along with smart energy solutions, an area the Cisco services team emphasized at this year's Partner Summit.
Earlier this year, Accenture earned Cisco's 2012 Supplier Of The Year award at the networking giant's third annual Global Procurement Services conference.