Oracle has awarded SCC its Global Specialized Partner of the Year in Server and Storage as part of its annual Excellence Awards.

Announced at a ceremony in San Francisco last month, the prestigious award was last week presented to Chief Executive of SCC, James Rigby, during a dinner event at The Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider was named the Global Specialized Partner of the Year in Server and Storage in recognition of its commitment to delivering innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware.

Addressing the audience, Rigby explained:

“SCC is pleased to be recognised for the Global award amongst other 2013 award winners such as Accenture and Deloitte and for the EMEA award amongst other winners such as Accenture and Capgemini. We are pleased to be recognised for building high value platform solutions that meet the most demanding business need of our key customers and delighted to be at the heart of a collaborative model with a partner who shares common objectives.

“Like Oracle, we are keen to develop and extend value-adding relationships with key partners where we can lever each-others core competencies to reach markets and customers in ways we might otherwise find difficult. We are continually renewing our efforts across the business between our sales and services teams to identify, propose and win mutually successful sales campaigns together,” resolved Rigby on accepting the award.

Judges especially praised the company for designing and building an outstanding and innovative HR solution – using Oracle SPARC servers and Pillar Axiom storage systems with Oracle Database and HR Application – to provide one of the UK’s largest corporate employers with a seamless, cost effective upgrade of its legacy applications.

“This was a mission critical project for a client requiring total reliability and 24/7 availability, with the entire environment hosted in our UK data centre and providing round-the-clock service to over 1500 national locations.”

“By designing and implementing a best of breed solution built end-to-end using Oracle technology, we not only delivered an updated system on budget and under deadline, but also introduced an enhanced HR functionality that is already creating significant cost savings,” added Rigby.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year encourages innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers and generate new business potential.

David Callaghan, Oracle Senior Vice President of EMEA Alliances and Channels, on presenting James Rigby with the Oracle Global Specialised Partner of the Year for Systems and Storage, stated:

“I am delighted to honour the success and continuing investment of SCC…To Sir Peter, James and the SCC board, we thank you for your continuing commitment to Oracle as we look forward with confidence to the next stage of our partnership.”

This latest win joins another two awards won by SCC at this year’s Oracle Excellence Awards. Last month, SCC was named EMEA Specialized Partner of the Year for Server and Storage and UK Specialized Partner of the Year for Server and Storage.

About SCC

SCC is Europe’s largest independent technology solutions company, providing European businesses and public sector organisations with rapid returns on their investment in IT. Combining extensive service capabilities and strategic expertise with an established partnership programme encompassing the world’s leading technology providers, the firm has a 38-year track record helping clients to better manage their technical infrastructure, reduce costs and create business advantage.

With annual turnover exceeding £906.7 million, SCC employs more than 5000 staff across its operations in the UK, France, Spain, Romania and the Netherlands. A committed investor in gold standard facilities and green technology, the company’s award-winning £25 million Data Centre underpins a comprehensive offering that includes private & public sector Cloud Services, Virtualisation, Software, Supply Chain Management and Unified Communications.

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