Yes, we think winning this award is pretty cool – but what we believe is more important is what our winning this award might mean for you.

We were pretty excited recently when Cisco announced IOSecure as the winners of their Digitization Innovation Partner of the Year 2017 at their annual partner conference in Dallas Texas.

Let’s face it: everybody likes to win awards. Awards are tangible evidence that somebody thinks you are doing something right and that all your hard work is paying off.

And when that somebody is Cisco, well, it is humbling.

Cisco sent us a press kit and encouraged us to write a blog or send out a press release telling you about the win. Here is what they would like you to know:

Cisco Partner Summit Theatre awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the world. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional and theatre executives.

Cisco Partner Summit is attended by more than 2,100 global attendees from Cisco’s eco-system of partners, representing more than 1,000 companies worldwide from more than 75 countries.

For us this is a big deal. Just like the Academy Awards in the entertainment industry, this recognition means we were able to celebrate a year of success and accomplishments by celebrating with our peers – the best of the best in our ecosystem.

But what about you? If you’ve made it this far in my blog post, you might be saying “Tom, nice win, but how does your winning impact me?”

INNOVATION ACCELERATORS IN THE ERA OF DIGITIZATION

There is a lot of talk about digital transformation and how technology has become the innovation accelerator that businesses need to transform. Your transformation might be to modify an existing product or service; alternatively, it might mean delivering a set of solutions to a brand new market.

Whatever it means to you, for your business to thrive through modernization and digitization, your network has got to thrive too. Cybersecurity threats, performance demands, mobility needs, improved intelligence capabilities and more are all impacted by the quality and integrity of your network foundation.

But the skills and expertise that your enterprise needs to build a secure, modern, and intelligent network are rare, and hard to find.

That is where we come in. And that is quite simply why our winning this award might actually make a difference for you.

Architecting and implementing secure intelligent networks that support digital innovation is pretty much all we do here, and we are passionate about it.

We can play a big or a little role for you – it depends on what you need.

Whether you want a one-day white-board session where we can cut through the noise and tell you what is working, what is coming, and how to prepare or need a full digital transformation initiative, we believe we have the people, the experience, and the connections to accelerate your efforts.

I encourage you to give us a call. Let’s have a coffee (virtual or in-person) and you can tell us your story. What is your industry facing? What is your enterprise facing? What is keeping you awake at night? Chances are we have heard some of it before. We might even help you see things in a way that will accelerate your forward momentum.