Award for outstanding services in the European training market

Fast Lane received the ‘Cisco European Learning Partner of the Year Award’

At the annual Cisco Partner Summit in Boston, Fast Lane was honoured as the ‘Cisco European Learning Partner of the Year.’ Cisco recognises and rewards the performance of training specialists in the European arena with this special Channel Partner Award.

A number of factors contributed to Fast Lane receiving this award, including over 30 percent year on year growth in Europe, considerable investment in high-end lab infrastructure, the provision of excellent Cisco Channel support via various partner programs, the establishment of a very wide network of partners for the Cisco training portfolio, extensive activities relating to Advanced Services and Advanced Technology Training and extremely high customer satisfaction scores.

Torsten Poels, Fast Lane Senior VP & General Manager Europe, Americas & Japan and Andres Sintes, Cisco Systems Director of Worldwide Learning Partner Channel at the presentation of the award in Boston

Torsten Poels, Fast Lane Senior VP & General Manager Europe, Americas & Japan, comments: "We are very proud that Cisco has recognised our involvement in the Channel, particularly with large European enterprise customers, and has confirmed the success of our strategy with this award. Special thanks are due to our teams throughout Europe, which have made a huge contribution to this achievement by virtue of their commitment and extraordinary performances."

In addition to the European Award, Cisco also awarded the Learning Solutions Partner which is globally active and represented in all regions across the world the ‘Cisco Learning Partner of the Year Emerging Countries Award.’ This includes markets such as Russia and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Furthermore, Fast Lane received the ‘WWLPC (Worldwide Learning Partner Channel) Excellence in Innovation 2009 Global Award’ as well as two more innovation awards for Europe and Japan. These awards highlight the comprehensive course development projects, that Fast Lane carried out for Cisco, along with outstanding activities in the field of data centres in connection with VMware and NetApp technologies. This also includes Cisco Nexus 1000V, Nexus 5000 and the Nexus 7000 course and lab developments.

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