NCR named Aruba Networks ServiceEdge Partner


NCR Corporation announced that it has achieved
ServiceEdge Partner status with Aruba Networks for its wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions.
This enables NCR to help telecom companies and system integrators on a global
basis to meet growing demand for Aruba’s ubiquitous wireless access solutions.


ServiceEdge is an invitation-only
partner program from Aruba Networks for systems integrators and professional
services organizations that generate the majority of their revenue from
services rather than product resale.


The market demand for knowledgeable WLAN
engineers, project managers, installers and related professionals is growing


To meet this need, ServiceEdge program
members have made significant investments in Aruba training, certifications,
lab equipment and have a proven track record of successfully managing large,
complex deployments, partnering seamlessly with value-added resellers inside
their accounts.


Aruba wireless LAN customers can now benefit from NCR’s
vast experience with 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless technology, including wireless
network design, site survey and site preparation, inventory, staging and
configuration, cable infrastructure, installation, project management and
post-installation lifecycle support services.


NCR has already provisioned over 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
globally on behalf of telecom companies, OEMs and system integrators,
delivering exceptionally high performance, security and availability levels.


We’re moving to a mobile-centric world. NCR helps
transform businesses by connecting enterprise employees, partners and customers
wherever they roam with whatever device they choose. In response to significant
market demand we’re delighted to extend our Wi-Fi services for telecom
companies and system integrators to include Aruba’s advanced solutions,” said
Nadine Routhier, vice president of NCR Telecom and Technology.


The enterprise wireless LAN market experienced strong
growth of 22 percent over the last year according to Dell’Oro Research,
triggered by the increased use of wireless laptop, tablet and smartphone
devices and 802.11n networks. Aruba Networks has 15.9 percent market share in
the Enterprise WLAN space.


has benefited as businesses scale back the number of service providers they
manage to trim management costs. NCR has built proven methodologies that use
wireless software applications to perform pre-assessments and site design for
on-time, on-budget projects in over 90 direct countries around the world.


Their certified wireless LAN design engineers use Aruba’s
VisualRF Plan and 3D Outdoor Coverage Planner modeling tools to analyze a
building’s architecture and design a radio frequency (RF) plan that specifies
Access Point (AP) locations.


By taking into account the need to support multiple
radios on different frequencies with different propagation characteristics, NCR
is able to meet throughput requirements for all applications, including voice
and video.


A truly global service partner like NCR has the depth,
breadth and scale of expertise to enable telecom companies and system
integrators to roll out Aruba’s MOVE architecture and associated solutions in a
rapid and reliable way. We’re delighted to be working together,” said Jagdeep
Singh, vice president of customer advocacy at Aruba Networks.


Around 13,000 skilled NCR service
professionals manage nearly 12 million service actions annually worldwide. NCR
is already a strategic service provider to the world’s top 20 OEMs, as well as
over 40 telecom companies.


Recently, NCR announced
it secured its largest ever ATM services contract in China, as NCR continues to
grow both its software and services businesses worldwide as well as its
operations in emerging regions.


NCR will provide hardware maintenance services for
approximately 10,000 units of NCR-branded ATMs installed at the Agricultural
Bank of China (“ABC”), helping drive higher ATM availability to
improve the bank’s customer satisfaction. The contract also is one of the
largest services contract wins in the Chinese banking industry.


By Team
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