Auburn-based Zones wins regional small business award

Zones, Inc. announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit theater award for West Small Business Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners on April 17 at its annual channel partner conference in San Diego.

"Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organizations, and it is an honor to recognize Zones as a Cisco Partner Summit theater award winner," said Jim Sherriff, senior vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco. "The Cisco Small Business Partner of the Year Award presented to Zones recognizes its performance and expertise as a Cisco channel partner in the West region in 2011."

"Zones seeks to provide the highest level of quality in the products and services that we deliver to our customers," said Firoz Lalji, President and CEO of Zones. "We are thrilled to receive this recognition from Cisco and we will continue to focus on creating efficient, high-value technology applications that improve businesses."

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: global, geo and theater. Cisco Partner Summit U.S. and Canada theater awards reflect a partner's performance in a given geographic region of the United States or Canada.

About Zones

Zones, Inc. supports business, healthcare, and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of areas of expertise including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. Zones provides a full range of technology products including notebooks, desktops, displays and other technology needs. The Zones "Expert Connect" organization provides technical expertise to help customers find the right solutions to grow their business.

Zones holds roughly 50 certifications from leading technology manufactures including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is also a certified MBE company. Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn.

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