SunTel Services Recognized
by Novell for Providing Services and Solutions to Customers
with Novell bears fruit for top Novell solutions provider
DETROIT, Michigan - October 17, 2001 - SunTel
Services, a leading provider of voice, data, and video communications
technology, announced today that it has been honored by eBusiness
solutions and Net services software leader Novell for achieving
a key level of expertise in Novell Consulting methodologies.
At a ceremony held in Detroit, SunTel Services was honored
for leading the solution provider partner channel segment
in its mastery of the Novell Consulting NetWare Business
Solution Offering (BSO). During the past two years SunTel
Services has partnered with Novell Consulting to deliver
mission-critical customer implementations using the Novell
Consulting BSO methodologies. This partnership has provided
a significant increase in consulting and design revenue opportunities
for SunTel Services while providing a best of breed solution
set for customers by leveraging the skills and expertise
of both Novell Consulting and SunTel Services. Mastery of
the NetWare BSO allows SunTel to offer a more comprehensive
and thorough service to its broad customer base.
"We appreciate Novell's recognition of SunTel and our partnership
to deliver industry leading eBusiness solutions for our joint
customers," said Ray Szpiech, Vice President of Enterprise
Networking for SunTel Services. "Our combined team can deliver
complete life cycle services from consulting and design to
implementation and support that resonate with customers."
"SunTel Services shares Novell's vision to help accelerate
eBusiness transitions with secure, reliable solutions," stated
Alex Salehi, vice president for Novell Consulting. "They
represent a growing number of solution provider and integrator
partners who understand the value to their business of offering
Novell based solutions to solve customer business problems
in the Net economy. Novell is committed to working with and
selling with our partners to ensure their success."
Novell Business Solution Offerings Novell BSOs contain best-of-breed
practices to provide proven networking and eBusiness solutions
for the rapidly changing Net economy. Access to the BSOs
provide partners with tools for not only implementing a comprehensive
solution, but also frameworks for assessing customer environments
to leverage the full functionality of Novell technologies.
SunTel Services is a leader among hundreds of channel partners
Novell plans to train in coming months in its best practice
BSOs. This will be accomplished through a combination of
on-the-job co-engagements and classroom training. For more
information about Novell BSOs see http://www.novell.com/partners/bso .
About SunTel Services SunTel Services is a leader in providing
complete communications infrastructure solutions for their
southeastern Michigan customer's voice, data, video, and
Internet security requirements. With certification by industry
leading manufacturers that include Cisco, Nortel Networks,
Check Point Software, Mitel, PictureTel, Novell, and Microsoft,
engineers can design, implement and service leading edge,
internet enabled networks that handle voice, data and video
traffic concurrently. SunTel customers span a broad range
of sizes and industries, including organizations such as
Comerica Bank, AAA of Michigan, Oakwood Hospital, and MSX
International. In addition to their Rochester Hills headquarters,
they have an office at Smart-Detroit in downtown Detroit
where they also provided all of the technology to create
the state-of-the-art conferencing center and technology showcase.
SunTel Services is on the web at www.suntel.com .
Smart-Detroit is now in full operation, and businesses can
arrange to experience tomorrow's communications today by
calling SunTel Services at 313-237-6220 or sending an email
Hubbs Grimm, VP Marketing