Oracle Recognizes SCC’s Expertise in Delivering Specialized Solutions

September, 2013 Oracle today awarded SCC with its 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – Europe, Middle East, and Africa in Systems and Storage. The award recognizes SCC for their commitment to delivering innovative, Specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware.

SCC was presented the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – Europe, Middle East and Africa in System and Storage for designing and building an outstanding and innovative HR architecture, using Oracle SPARC servers and Pillar Axiom storage systems with Oracle Database and Applications to provide one of the UK’s largest corporate employers with a seamless, cost effective upgrade of its legacy applications.

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

SCC Vendor Alliances Director Peter Spreadbury commented: “This was a demanding project requiring absolute reliability and 24/7 availability. By architecting a best of breed solution built end-to-end using Oracle technology, we not only implemented an updated system on budget and under deadline, but also delivered an enhanced HR functionality that is already enabling substantial cost savings.”

“In addition to the design and build of this solution, SCC hosts the entire environment in our Birmingham data centre, providing round-the-clock service to the client’s more than 1500 UK locations.”

“SCC has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based HR solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said David Callaghan, senior vice president, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels, “We congratulate SCC in achieving the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – Europe, Middle East, and Africa in Servers and Storage. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions that drive real business value and results.”

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 £2.7 billion, 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.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

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