VAR500: ACS Expands Health-Care Offerings, Logicalis Wins Cisco Partner Award

VAR500 Solution Providers Making Waves

VAR500 solution providers made headlines recently, as CDW announced a partner-centric promotion and Capgemini Government welcomed a "beltway insider."

Also, Logicalis earned Cisco Partner recognition and Presidio was awarded elite status by a telecom partner.

Presidio Earns AT&T Recognition

Presidio Networked Solutions achieved elite status as a Gold partner in AT&T's 2010 Solution Provider Champions program. The program recognizes the highest-performing solution providers that reach specific revenue standards, maintain training competencies and demonstrate specific levels of expertise in providing customers with high-quality solutions and service. AT&T Business Solution Provider Champions are tiered into three categories of achievement: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Gold was reserved for only three exceptional achievers this year.

CDW Names SVP Of Product And Partner Management

CDW promoted Matt Troka to senior vice president, product and partner management. He will continue to report to Thomas E. Richards, president and chief operating officer. As senior vice president, Troka will continue to serve as a member of CDW’s Executive Committee and will have responsibility for managing CDW's relationship with its community of industry-leading partners, as well as directing the day-to-day operations of CDW's purchasing department.

Troka began his career at CDW in 1992 as an account manager and in subsequent years advanced to a number of sales management positions. Most recently, he served as vice president of product and partner management, a role he took on in 2006.

ACS To Offer Cloud-Based Health-Care Solution

Affiliated Computer Services will buy CredenceHealth of Nashville, Tenn. CredenceHealth provides software that captures and analyzes patient data to assist hospitals, health plans and providers to improve quality of care and compliance with meaningful use regulations.

By integrating CredenceHealth’s clinical surveillance tools with ACS’ core suite of managed care solutions under the Midas software brand, ACS will now offer a cloud-based solution that actively monitors patient data -- original diagnosis, laboratory and radiology reports, medications, vital signs, etc. The data is accessible to hospital staff from any Internet browser using a secure password-protected system.

Capgemini Signs Up Former D.C. Mayor

Capgemini Government Solutions has announced that former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty will serve as a strategic advisor to Capgemini’s Government Solutions business. In addition to mayor, Fenty has served a city Council member, and is well known for his aggressive education reform efforts in Washington, D.C.

As the youngest Mayor to ever govern Washington, D.C. and as a pioneer of innovative government reforms, Fenty will offer guidance and counsel to Capgemini’s growing state and local government practice as it seeks to provide solutions for the challenges facing local governments across the country. He will also bring his first-hand experience in governing to support Capgemini’s global public sector strategy with cities across the world.

Logicalis Earns Cisco's Innovation Partner Of The Year

Logicalis received the Cisco Partner Summit United States National Solution Innovation Partner of the Year award at the vendor's annual channel partner conference in New Orleans earlier this month.

’Logicalis is honored to have received this award, which was based upon the power of our Logicalis Enterprise Cloud in the U.S. The Logicalis Enterprise Cloud – which is built on the strength of Cisco’s Unified Computing System, Nexus Unified Fabric, ACE application acceleration and MDS — provides a complete managed public cloud offering for enterprise businesses and is backed by our Network Operations Center. That’s why earning an award such as this on a national level is a significant accomplishment; it is a clear indication of the relationship between Logicalis, Cisco and our mutual customers,’ said Bob Hankins, vice president, Cisco solutions for Logicalis.