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SPS Named 2012 Avaya U.S. Partner of the Year

SPS Recognized for Growth and Commitment to Unified Strategy

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a global systems integrator, is proud to announce it has been named Avaya Partner of the Year for 2012. Avaya is a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services.

SPS Chief Operating Officer, Jim Felicetti, and Vel Johnson, vice president of sales, accepted the prestigious award from Karl Soderlund, vice president, Americas Channels Sales, Avaya, during the Americas Executive Partner Forum 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.

"We are extremely proud to distinguish SPS as our Avaya Partner of the Year. This award is a testament to the entire SPS organization and a recognition of their strategy, commitment and business results," said Soderlund. "Avaya's Partner of the Year honors our best performing channel partner for their significant efforts at driving new sales opportunities, providing technical resources to customers and prospects, and staying up-to-date on Avaya's latest solutions. SPS is an exceptional and deserving partner. We congratulate them on this accolade and look forward to a continued, strong partnership."

SPS specializes in the design, installation and management of converged communication solutions, contact center, advanced IP telephony, unified communications (UC), network infrastructure, video conferencing and mobility solutions.

"We are honored by this award and value our channel partnership with Avaya," said Felicetti. "Avaya platforms allow us to focus on providing end-to-end UC and contact center solutions, adding our own unique value to the marketplace. We look forward to continued collaboration with Avaya, helping customers leverage technology in a way that is meaningful and enables them to grow their businesses."

To fortify their position as a full-service UC systems integrator, SPS recently announced its acquisition of global visual collaboration, telepresence technology and managed service provider, Providea Conferencing, LLC.

About SPS

As a multi-vendor systems integrator, Strategic Products and Services (SPS) has helped companies across the globe boost revenues, overcome business obstacles and gain an edge on the competition. With over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in more than 30 North American cities, SPS designs, implements and supports technology and cloud-based solutions to help customers be more efficient and competitive in their markets.

To support multi-national customers, SPS is a founding partner of the Intelligent Communications Alliance. The Alliance provides a consistent global approach to pricing, design, installation and support of Avaya and Avaya DevConnect Partner solutions. Alliance founding members serve over 9000 customers across more than 60 countries. As a specialized systems integrator, the Alliance holds over 336 Avaya certifications with expertise in IP telephony, contact center, messaging and unified communications.

For the past six consecutive years, SPS was ranked in the top 300 of the Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology (IT) solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America. Additionally, SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from their strategic partners. For more information, please visit www.spscom.com.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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