LONDON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BIS Ltd announced today that it has achieved Cisco Powered designations for MPLS VPN, Managed Internet Service and Metro Ethernet services by establishing the resources and procedures to deploy, manage and support these Cisco Powered services.

BIS has been quietly providing managed solutions to our customers for years and we were delighted to formalise this by working with Cisco to achieve a Cisco Powered designation and become a member of Cisco's Managed Services Channel Program, said BIS Sales Director, Samantha Keating. Our relationship with Cisco enables us to continue to grow our Managed Service business, delivering technology with consistent high quality customer service, she continued.

A Cisco Powered designation recognises a solution provider's investment in the tools and processes necessary to provide high-quality network-based managed services. It not only acknowledges that the managed service provider has invested in industry-leading Cisco solutions, but also entitles the solutions provider to take advantage of Cisco resources to envision, build, market and sell its managed services, contributing to market acceptance and adoption.

Managed services allows companies to align IT and business goals, enabling them to focus scarce internal resources on their core competencies while servicing day-to-day IT infrastructure and operational needs through technology delivered as a service, said Jeff Spagnola, vice president of worldwide managed services for Cisco.

In addition, BIS' participation in the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program indicates that its Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity services have undergone a rigorous third-party assessment and have met requirements based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library(R) (ITIL) framework of best practices and market and industry requirements.

We are very pleased that Cisco has recognised our continued commitment to delivering first class solutions for our customers, said David Pyemont, Chairman of BIS Ltd. The Cisco Powered designation is the highest achievable and to have received this in not one, but three different categories, is fantastic, he continued.

About BIS Ltd

BIS has been designing, building and managing IT infrastructure solutions for over 10 years. As an independently owned service provider, our UK based team of leading technical, project and operational experts provide impartial advice on how best to meet your IT service delivery objectives.

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For more information, please contact: Samantha Keating BIS Ltd Tel: +44(0)20-7861-9322

For more information, please contact: Samantha Keating, BIS Ltd, Tel: +44(0)20-7861-9322