PartnerWorldEurope’s largest independent IT solutions provider, SCC, has achieved Platinum status in IBM’s new PartnerWorld programme redesigned for the Cognitive era. Earning the highest tier within the PartnerWorld programme, Platinum Business Partners consistently demonstrate proven capabilities and expertise in IBM technologies to help their clients succeed in their digital transformation.

John Bland, Director of UK Sales at SCC said: “It’s great news that SCC has been recognised as a Platinum partner. This is a fantastic achievement which celebrates our close partnership with IBM and the successes we have shared delivering a wide range of expert solutions to our customers.”

IBM added the Platinum designation as part of the newly redesigned PartnerWorld programme, which the company announced last February at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference. The new, four-tiered PartnerWorld programme moves IBM and its Business Partners from a product-centric model to one focused on competencies, customer satisfaction and revenue. The Platinum level is designed to recognize partners that consistently deliver the highest level of excellence. Organizations achieve the Platinum level by earning at least two competencies (one at the Expert level), attaining significant sales success, demonstrating client satisfaction and verifying two client references.

“The new PartnerWorld programme is designed towards ultimate simplification to help our partners both large and small succeed and drive velocity in high growth areas like cloud and cognitive”, said Marc Dupaquier, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “By achieving the Platinum level, SCC has shown its commitment and expertise in delivering client solutions with the power to transform businesses in the cognitive era.”

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive programme that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit www.ibm.com/partnerworld/go.

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