TDS Hosted and Managed Services Achieves Cisco Cloud and

TDS Hosted and Managed Services Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed
Services Master Certification 
MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --   To support the expanding
role of the network in deploying cloud services, TDS Hosted and
Managed Services (TDS HMS) announced today it has achieved the Cisco
Cloud and Managed Services Master Certification. This certification
recognizes TDS Hosted and Managed Services as having the capabilities
to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to businesses to help
them accelerate time to market and time to revenue.  
Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise
and investments for creating, selling, and delivering cloud and
managed services, such as ReliaCloud(TM), world-wide, in all
countries of legal presence with financial incentives and
go-to-market benefits. 
The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) certification is
part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program go-to-market
strategy. Its focus is on helping partners such as TDS Hosted and
Managed Services envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed
services with business acceleration tools and services, sales
training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs
of its customers.  
As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Certified Partner, TDS
Hosted and Managed Services will sell and deliver at least two Cisco
Powered services (managed and/or cloud services with Cisco Powered
services designations), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (or
ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship
practices to its customers. 
"Our enterprise customers are moving to the cloud at a rapid pace,"
says Phil LaForge, executive vice president and COO at TDS HMS. "As a
long time Cisco partner and reseller, we are proud to have our latest
cloud investments validated by Cisco, as we work to connect more
customers with our new ReliaCloud offering." 
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to
build and showcase the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services
skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to
end-customers. Through the program's specializations and
certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying
solutions based on Cisco advanced te
chnologies and services. Using a
third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's
technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction,
presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical
factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.  
About TDS Hosted & Managed Services
 TDS Hosted & Managed Services,
LLC (TDS HMS) is the parent company of OneNeck IT Services Corp.,
Vital Support Systems, and VISI Incorporated. TDS HMS is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., a Fortune 500(R)
company. TDS HMS is growing rapidly; now employing more than 500
people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in
engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted
application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud(TM)
enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier III data
centers in Iowa, Minn. and Wis. Visit,, and for more information.  
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500(R) company,
provides wireless; broadband, TV, voice; and hosted and managed
services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through
its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom and TDS Hosted &
Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS
employed 12,300 people as of Sept. 30, 2012. Visit for
investment information. 
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For more information, contact: 
DeAnne Boegli
National Public Relations Manager
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