2019 still has the brand new car smell and the shine of new paint on it. We’re more than halfway into the first month of another New Year filled with exciting change and new possibilities. January also marks the beginning of awards season, the annual celebration of movies, music, and other pop-cultural touchstones from the previous year. In that spirit, we’d like to celebrate our top achievements–the touchstones from 2018 that helped Aspire grow, progress, and expand our company into new territories (in Boston, MA and in Albany, NY):
5. Aspire Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services
CRN® named Aspire to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category in February. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.
4. Aspire Gives Back!
Giving back is an important part of the Aspire culture. This past June, Aspire was the corporate sponsor for the 7th annual Fore! The Kids charity golf outing which raised over $65,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middlesex & Monmouth Counties’ 1‐to‐1 Mentorship Program.
In September, Team Aspire hit the beach once again in the annual BBBS Volleyball Fundraiser. In addition to competing, our team exceeded the team fundraising goal of $500.
We partnered with the Cisco Empire Select team for a Build a Bike event this past May. Together, Aspire and Cisco delivered ten new bikes for the BBBS Littles enrolled in the mentoring program. Plus, each child received a new helmet with his or her new bike!
As part of the Eatontown Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, Aspire employees donated 56 student backpacks as part of the Annual School Fund Drive supporting Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune, NJ.
This holiday season, Aspire was honored to be part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign, which helps supply holiday meals for families in our community. Special thanks to our friends at Medtronic for leading the campaign. This year’s effort raised more than $24,000 and 7688 pounds of food!
3. Aspire Technology Partners Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List
CRN named Aspire to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 list for the third consecutive year. The Fast Growth 150 is an annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators and solution providers that have experienced significant economic growth. The companies recognized this year represent a remarkable combined total revenue of more than $50 billion.
2. Aspire Launches Customer Success Practice
Aspire launched a new Customer Success practice in 2018. Part of Aspire’s Lifecycle Services Group, this new initiative consists of dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSM) and related engineering resources focused on delivering enhanced support to help clients achieve business objectives. Aspire CSMs and engineers work closely with clients’ key stakeholders to set goals, identify KPIs, and provide adoption services to ensure our clients realize the full value of their technology investment.
Additionally, Aspire successfully met the Cisco Lifecycle Advisor program requirements for Collaboration, WebEx / Spark, Enterprise Networks, and Security.
This invitation-only program recognizes Aspire for not only having the expertise to sell Cisco software, but also for demonstrating capabilities to enable customer success through the adoption of technology investments and maximizing the benefits of the solution.
1. Aspire Technology Partners Receives Trio of Awards, including a National Award, at Cisco Partner Summit 2018
For the Americas Public Sector, Aspire was named Cisco SLED Education Partner of the Year. Aspire was also recognized at the region level, receiving Cisco SLED Partner of the Year and Execution Excellence: Regional Partner of the Year for Americas US East.
Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry.