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10 Most Strategic Networking Vendors

There are a lot of vendors in the networking space vying for solution providers’ attention. Here are the 10 partners say they can bank on.

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Integrators surveyed recently for’s 2009 State of Technology: Networking study picked out the companies they consider to be their most strategic partners. Here are the top 10 vendors that made the cut.

1. Microsoft
Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.
2008 Revenue: $60.42 billion
Channel Chief: Allison Watson, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group
Why It’s a Strategic Networking Partner: Microsoft’s plethora of messaging, voice and video products put it front and center for unified communications partners. Its big name and bigger marketing budget make it a must-have for many solution providers’ line cards.

2. Cisco Systems
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.
2008 Revenue: $39.5 billion
Channel Chief: Keith Goodwin, senior vice president, Worldw…