The history of CNP, 21 years of advancing technology:
CNP Technologies was founded in 1995 as Computer Network Power with a focus on quality on-site service and an expertise in thin client computing. Core qualities such as responsiveness, attention to detail and professional service allowed Computer Network Power to grow steadily in the Charlotte and surrounding area.
In 1999, Computer Network Power merged with Learning Station.com; an ASP specializing in applications for the K-12 education market. Computer Network Power provided Learningstation.com the necessary thin client expertise (Citrix) used to deliver the applications to the desktop of the students.
In early 2000, Computer Network Power was purchased by its current owners; who had extensive experience in sales and delivery of technology services. They were motivated to continue the same high standard of quality while steadily adding to the customer base and to the company’s product and services offerings.
In 2002 CNP became one of the first ten resellers for Shoreline VOIP telephone systems (now ShoreTel). Every year since, CNP has been named to the Shoretel Circle of Excellence – awarded only to the top 10 partners in the US.
The company has continued to excel and expand and in 2004 Computer Network Power was renamed CNP Technologies to reflect the growing array of products and services the company offered. Since then, CNP has expanded to include personnel in Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, and Greensboro, NC to service their growing clientele and markets served.
In 2007 CNP earned distinction as the number one ranked ShoreTel partner among over 500 resellers worldwide in terms of sales and customer satisfaction and is the only ShoreTel partner that has been included in the Circle of Excellence for 5 years running. CNP now supports over 400 different enterprises that have ShoreTel installed; accounting for over 75,000 licensed endpoints across the U.S and internationally.
CNP Technologies responds to the growing demands of customer’s storage requirements and add NetApp Storage Solutions (Gold Partner). CNP also becomes an authorized partner of Unitrends Backup and Recovery Solutions. CNP adds managed unified communications to their offerings as ShoreTel acquires unified communications company M5 Networks.
CNP Technologies became an Authorized Partner of Egnyte Cloud File Services as well as a Silver Partner of Sophos Security Solutions to add to their cloud offerings. CNP earns the ShoreTel Circle of Excellence again and passes 500 accounts.
CNP eclipses the 150,000 mark of endpoints under ShoreTel support and purchases Atlanta-based ShoreTel Partner Stormwood Technologies adding another 145 ShoreTel accounts.
CNP again wins Shoretel Circle of Excellence for the 14th year running. We also became a Partner with Cisco Umbrella (formerly OpenDNS).
CNP Technologies achieved Cisco Premium Certified Partner status as well as added InSpeed Networks, Five9, RingCentral, Arcserve, and Proofpoint to their impressive lineup of technology solutions. ShoreTel was also acquired by Mitel. CNP exceeded 760 Mitel customers.