As a Strategic Partner with Cisco, and a proud member of Cisco’s African
American Cisco Partnership Community (AACPC), Communications Professionals is positioned to take advantage of Cisco’s expansive product mix, technical knowledge, mentoring and financial support that is opening doors for our company that might not otherwise have been opened.

For all of your IT Peripheral, Hardware, Software, Managed Services, Security and Network Management needs Communications Professionals has the right solution for you.

Beginning as a community for Cisco partners of color, the African American Cisco Partner Community (AACPC) is successfully spotlighting  Black-owned partners that are building specialized technology and managed services practices and supporting their communities.

“This isn’t something that was just an HR issue, or about people in certain communities, it’s become a Cisco movement,” Jason Gallo, global vice president of Partner Sales Business Development at Cisco, told CRN about the AACPC.

Gallo, in addition to his “day job” arming partners with sales and enablement resources to score enterprise and cloud networking, compute, IoT, observability and security deals, is an executive sponsor of his local chapter of Cisco’s Connected Black Professionals Employee Resource Group and is passionate about helping diverse partners increase their profitability and grow their organizations in the ways that matter most to them.

The African American Cisco Partner Community (AACPC) stems from Social Justice Action 10.
Action 10 is Cisco’s commitment of $50M over 5 years to increase diversity in our partner ecosystem.

The AACPC Core Team’s mission is to attract and accelerate the holistic growth of African American/Black-owned partners not just through financial investment, but also through internal and external envangelization of this partner community’s presence in the industry and their ability to drive business outcomes through technology.


Increase the number of AA/Black owned technology companies in our partner ecosystem.


Increase opportunities to accelerate financial growth for AA/Black owned technology company partners.


Increase the hiring of AA/Black employees into tech and management roles across our partner ecosystem.

Cisco Solutions.

Cisco 9800

A cloud-based network platform with real management experience.

Evolve digitally while remaining agile with the cloud network platform built for businesses of all sizes.

Control everything. Deploy anywhere.

Manage your entire distributed network infrastructure in a single interface—the Meraki dashboard.

Power hybrid work everywhere

Monitor access, WAN, and IoT technologies without switching context
Solve issues remotely and support a globally distributed network

Intelligence that adapts to your business.

Hybrid workforces, smart campuses, and new applications are putting networks to the test. The Meraki platform captures over 23 billion data points every week to automatically adapt to tomorrow’s requirements.

Yes, we have an app for that.

Access hundreds of partners and apps in the Meraki Marketplace. Configure thousands of networks—in a flash—with the Meraki dashboard API.


Cloud calling made easy

Keep colleagues and customers close with a complete cloud phone system built to make and receive business calls on any device.

Experience it with immersive share

Virtual presentations become as good as in-person meetings when you layer yourself over the content you’re sharing.

Collaborate with anyone

Create a more efficient workflow with team messaging and file sharing for both internal and external teams—all in the same space.

Instant audience engagement

Encourage more active participation in meetings and events with easy interactive audience tools for polling and Q&A.

Host interactive webinars and events for virtual and in-person audiences.

Host large virtual events with up to 100,000 attendees and reach more corners of the world.

Cisco 9800

Built from the ground-up for intent-based networking and Cisco DNA, Cisco® Catalyst® 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are Cisco IOS® XE based and integrate the RF excellence of Cisco Aironet® access points, creating a best-in-class wireless experience for your evolving and growing organization. The 9800 Series is built on an open and programmable architecture with built-in security, streaming telemetry, and rich analytics.

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