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Avaya Names Voda One as the 2008 Distributor of the Year for North America


XETA Technologies, Daycom Systems receive Avaya BusinessPartner of the Year awards

Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, today announced that Westcon Group, Inc.’s Voda One business practice was named the recipient of Avaya’s 2008 Distributor of the Year award for North America. The award honors the leading distributor demonstrating year-over-year growth and innovation in delivering Avaya products and solutions to BusinessPartners.

Avaya also announced that XETA Technologies won the Avaya Enterprise Partner of the Year award and Daycom Systems won the Avaya Global Services Partner of the Year award. The awards were presented recently at the Avaya Global Sales and Partner Conference in National Harbor, Md.

“The Avaya Distributor of the Year designation recognizes a company’s commitment to their relationship with Avaya and our BusinessPartners, and the important role played in the success of the entire sales spectrum,” said Carol Neslund, vice president, North America Channels, Avaya. “Voda One has demonstrated strong growth and developed innovative programs and tools to help their channel partners efficiently and effectively meet the needs of our customers.”

In 2008, Voda One achieved double-digit growth in Avaya revenue and initiated several programs to drive BusinessPartner success, including:

* A development program for mid-sized BusinessPartners
* An SMB-focused BusinessPartner Council
* IP Office Custom Solutions Configurator including lease rates and related Avaya vendors
* Avaya Certified Learning Program (ACLP) trainings

“The Avaya Distributor of the Year award is a tremendous distinction and recognizes the unrelenting customer focus of our entire North American team,” said Steve Bernard, Vice President of Westcon Group North America. “This year, we put in place development programs for our SMB and mid-sized BusinessPartners, while helping our Enterprise BusinessPartners expand their customer base.”

“We are also proud XETA Technologies and Daycom Systems, both Voda One customers, who won Enterprise Partner of the Year and the Avaya Global Services Partner of the Year awards, respectively,” Bernard added.


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