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Westcon Group Named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Jabra

Convergence Business Practice Recognised for Outstanding Revenue Growth and UC Focus

Burgess Hill, UK -- February 1, 2012 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its c onvergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra.

Westcon was honoured at Jabra's EMEA Partner Conference in Rome in January, bringing together more than 220 partners and key sponsors Avaya and Microsoft. Celebrating the "Power of Partnership," award winners were recognised for outstanding revenue growth and alignment to Jabra's strategic objectives.
 


  About Westcon Group
 

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.

Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.

Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Avaya, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.

During the past year, Westcon sales of Jabra headsets have grown in excess of 50%.  The company has experienced considerable success in both unified communications (UC) and contact centre markets.

Guy Koster, European Product Management and Marketing Director, Westcon Group, commented, "We are delighted to receive this award from Jabra. Our teams have worked hard to develop our headset business during the past year -- generating multiple new sales and marketing initiatives to quickly onboard new partners and support growing demand for UC-optmised headsets."

Joel Hamon, EMEA President Jabra CC&O, said, "Changes in mobile working practices and an increased focus on the integrated customer experience represent significant growth areas for devices in 2012. As this working environment evolves, we have seen demand for our contact centre and unified communication devices increase." He continued, "Westcon Convergence consistently demonstrates leadership in both areas of the market, making them a natural choice for a partnership . Demonstrating excellent logistic and pre-sales expertise, Westcon has enabled our mutual resellers to serve Pan European and Global customers with exceptionally high standards. Westcon Convergence has shown great commitment and dedication to drive our EMEA business .  The company's significant marketing and sales activity is well aligned to our Jabra strategy , resulting in 54% year-over-year growth. This is a fantastic achievement , and a trend we expect to continue in to 2012."


For more information on Westcon, please visit http://convergence.westcon.com or www.westcongroup.com. You can also "Like" our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westcongroup.


Runa Macleod
Westcon Convergence
(01444) 872557
runa.macleod@westcon.co.uk

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Westcon Group
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