CDK Global Receives GOLD Partner Certification and Other Distinctions from Cisco

Post Date: 
01-09-2015

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – January 9, 2014 – CDK Global, Inc. ("CDK Global" and “CDK”) (Nasdaq: CDK) announced today that it has been recertified as a Cisco GOLD Certified Partner, requalifying the company to sell, deploy and support Cisco solutions in the U.S. CDK Global was also recertified as a Cisco Master Collaboration Specialized Partner in the U.S. and a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide – elite distinctions among technology providers.

“To reach Gold Certification, companies have to meet stringent requirements for not only broad technological expertise, but also demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction and support,” said Steve Anenen, CEO of CDK Global. “With the Gold Certification, CDK Global has reached the highest tier available – a distinction that few companies achieve.”

Over the past year, CDK has continued to provide sophisticated, value-added Cisco collaboration solutions through its dealership-specific offerings, and customer-focused sale, installation and support personnel. These distinctions were achieved by meeting rigorous standards set by Cisco and further solidify CDK’s reputation as a leading network, security, wireless, and voice solutions provider in the Automotive, Heavy Truck, Heavy Equipment, Marine, Powersports and RV vertical markets.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, CDK has met the requirements for attaining a broad range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in collaboration architecture, data center architecture and borderless network architecture.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

Additionally, CDK has earned the right to use the Cisco Powered logo by achieving one or more Cisco Powered Service designations in the following categories:

Cisco Powered Cloud Services

  • Unified Communication as a Service

Cisco Powered Managed Services

  • Managed Security
  • Business Communication
  • Application Performance Management

“Teaming up with Cisco allows us to take our technology and security to the next level,” Steve Anenen further elaborated “Our dealership clients deserve the best, and we strive year after year to give them the best technology available, helping them deliver a top tier experience for their customers.”

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About CDK Global
With nearly $2 billion in revenues, CDK GlobalTM is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry and adjacencies. CDK Global provides solutions in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 26,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK Global’s solutions automate and integrate critical workflow processes from pre-sale targeted advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence. Visit cdkglobal.com.

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