ZOOM has been a really close partner with Cisco basically since 2001 when we assisted with one of the first deployments of UC Manager (CallManager at that time) and the Contact Center platform. Since then, we’ve signed up a lot of Cisco partners (more than 200 around the world) and have won a lot of deals together because of our complete and competitive offer.
That relationship continues now that Cisco has launched their Cisco Developer Network program (well, really just an upgrade from CTDP). Cisco put us on the Solution Developer mid-tier, even though we pushed hard for the Preferred Solution Developer top level. It’s ok, we will convince Cisco through our big deals and continued development of advanced features that we belong there!
All joking aside, ZOOM is really happy to be a part of this program (our listing in Cisco Partner Catalog). We expect continuing synergy between us and Cisco – our roadmaps will stay closely aligned and we will engage in more and more local marketing efforts..
For our partners and customers, it means that we will make every effort possible to support new Cisco features right out of the gate (meaning exactly when Cisco launches them) – next up is Call Manager version 8 in Q1 2010 where CallREC will fully support encrypted voice recording.
Stay tuned – more to come from ZOOM International.