Business Connexion Gets Cisco’s Universal Partner Certification 


Business Connexion, an Information Technology (IT) Systems Integrator, with operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Nigeria inclusive, has been awarded with the Cisco Universal Partner Certification, which is a global standard certification that focuses on business consistency and quality.

Announcing the certification in Lagos at the weekend, Cisco Country General Manager, Mr. Olakunle Oloruntimehin, said Cisco has a partnership model that allows it monitor its business partners over the years, and award deserving partners with its global certification.

Listing some of the criteria for the selection of companies for Cisco certification, Oloruntimehin said such company must have wide range of business activities across regions, with proof of consistency in doing business; the company must meet the performance milestone in delivering quality service to customers; and must have the financial capabilities to execute businesses.

“Cisco is committed to doing business in Nigeria and the rest of Africa and we have found Business Connexion capable of delivering our services in countries where we have presence,” Oloruntimehin said.

Excited about the certification, the Group Chief Operations Officer, Business Connexion, Mr. Althon Beukes, said his company had a long-standing partnership deal with Cisco and that the certification would enable Business Connexion to further expand its business frontiers to cover more regions where Cisco operates.

Managing Director, Business Connexion Nigeria, Mr. Ayo Adegboye, expressed his joy over the certification, adding that the certification means more business commitment for the company. According to him, the certification is a confirmation of Business Connexion’s commitment to delivering Cisco solutions and quality services to a wide range of customers. He said with its global presence, which had always positioned it in the offering of critical technology solution services to customers, the company would continue to maintain such standards.

Business Connexion, he said had taken the initiative to support businesses in the country with technology solutions that would make businesses enjoy economics of scale and stay alive always.
We have developed technology solutions that will help customer save on their capital expenditure (CAPEX), he added.

“Today technology is evolving and we are at the forefront of business, making sure clients enjoy economics of scale in their business, and we are doing this by taking businesses to the cloud. We are making huge investment in the cloud, and what that translates to is that the SMEs and the big enterprise do not need to invest so much in infrastructure, because we have built infrastructure in the cloud for them, and that is the direction of businesses globally,” Adegboye said.