INFOTECH: Datacentrix - EMEA Symantec Cloud Partner Of the Year 2011
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Datacentrix was acknowledged for its investment in Symantec and demonstrated expertise and success in key solution areas and growth markets.
Â“We are committed to supporting our partners by helping them grow their businesses, maximise revenue opportunities and maintain a competitive edge within the industry. Our 2011 Channel Excellence Award winners have shown a high level of dedication to becoming experts in SymantecÂ’s solutions and adding value to our customers,Â” says Jason Ellis, vice-president, EMEA channel sales, Symantec.
Â“The 2011 Channel Excellence Awards honours our channel partnersÂ’ efforts in the information protection space, and on behalf of Symantec IÂ’d like to congratulate all of this yearÂ’s winners.Â”
Cloud Partner of the Year
This international accolade follows the company scooping a number of local awards at the Symantec Partner Summit last year, including two specialisation awards (a third has since been attained) and Symantec Reseller Partner of the Year 2011 for Storage. In addition, DatacentrixÂ’ Hugo Bradfield, a Symantec senior engineer, was named as Symantec Champion of the Year 2011 and Mike Dewar, a senior account manager, garnered the Symantec Enterprise Salesman of the Year award.
Says Chad Cleevely, channel manager at Symantec South Africa: Â“Datacentrix epitomises the committed and driven partner that Symantec values. The companyÂ’s performance over the past year has been nothing short of astounding: record sales, most of which was new business, commitment to specialisations and moving from silver to platinum partnership status in only 12 months.Â”
Importance of the Cloud Partner Awards
Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed, states that these awards serve to reinforce the depth of DatacentrixÂ’ commitment to its partnership with Symantec. Â“This sector has been an area of strong focus for Datacentrix over the past few years,Â” he explains. Â“Our achievements in this space with Symantec, which also include our attainment of Platinum level partnership last year and becoming the first partner in South Africa to achieve Symantec Specialisations in both Storage Management and High Availability, show that we are certainly dedicated to meeting the requirements of local business.Â”
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