Northdoor becomes the first UK partner to achieve IBM’s Power Systems Specialty status
08 August 2012
Northdoor, the business IT consultancy and solutions provider, today announced that it has earned the designation from IBM as a Power Systems Specialty Partner, becoming the first partner in the UK to attain this status. The IBM Power Systems platform features deep integration and optimisation across the full stack of hardware, operating systems, databases and middleware for simpler and more flexible service delivery. The system significantly improves the reliability, availability and serviceability of the infrastructure.
This announcement comes in what is shaping up to be a very successful year for Northdoor as an IBM partner. Earlier this year, Northdoor became the first partner in the UK to achieve IBM’s Storage Specialty status and also received ‘IBM Centre of Excellence Awards for Business Partners’ in four areas: Power with i, Power with AIX and Enterprise Storage Skills with Distinction and Overall Breadth of Skills, attaining the highest overall technical vitality scores of any IBM partner in Europe.
Helena Williams, IBM Power Business Unit Executive said:
“The IBM Power Systems Specialty certification recognises business partners who had achieved market differentiation by successfully advising and implementing solutions based on IBM Power Systems. This status acquires significant investment in skills as well as client references. As a Premier Business Partner since 1989, Northdoor is a worthy winner of this specialty status.”
AJ Thompson, Commercial Director of Enterprise Solutions at Northdoor, said:
“We are delighted to become the first partner in the UK to achieve specialty status for IBM Power Systems. This recognition highlights our commitment to providing enterprise IT infrastructure and information management solutions to our clients. With Power Systems, many customers are experiencing faster reaction times to insights and realising numerous business benefits. Furthermore, this speciality status reconfirms our dedication to constantly offering better services to our clients and builds on a number of other recent accomplishments. We look to continue this momentum by further expanding our enterprise solutions offering.”
To find out more about Northdoor’s enterprise solutions and services based on Ibm technologies, please visit www.northdoor.co.uk/ibm
Northdoor provides integrated information technology solutions. Its services encompass consultancy, application development, enterprise infrastructure and IT support and managed services. Originally founded in 1989 to serve the London Market, Northdoor has extended its expertise in insurance and banking to wider sectors, such as media, retail and travel, with services now reaching over 200 businesses. Northdoor has a collaborative and high-touch customer care approach in delivering tailored solutions that help clients to achieve their business objectives. For more information see www.northdoor.co.uk/ibm