Kerridge Commercial Systems working with IBM
|kristina.tikhonova 20/07/2015 12:04:02
New certification strengthens successful long-term relationship
16th April 2014: Kerridge Commercial Systems is delighted and proud to have gained new certification as an IBM Business Partner. This prestigious status follows successful assessments of staff competencies in the latest IBM Power Series and System X technologies. Business Partner status enables the company to continue installing and supporting IBM equipment; a capability that’s been in place since 1990.
The long term association with IBM is firmly centred on company’s mission to deliver high quality IT solutions. In parallel to advanced, integrated software applications, customers also expect a reliable, proven and technically capable hardware platform. Working with IBM not only ensures that Kerridge Commercial Systems offers what is regarded to be one of the best technologies available, but also maintains continuity in expertise and experience to protect customers’ system investments.
CEO Ian Bendelow said, “There is no doubt we have a very successful strategic relationship with IBM. Working with such a premier company over many years, has enabled us to meet the requirements of our customers, deliver a high standard support and progress our technology platform in line with new developments. Choosing IBM means peace of mind for customers and a robust position to move their businesses forward. Quite simply, we believe that we offer a winning combination of systems and technology which our customers truly appreciate.”
Kerridge Commercial Systems’ wide-ranging capabilities are also being used to meet the growing demand for system hosting. Hosting is a cost-effective alternative to managing an in-house server, frees up time and resources to focus on operational requirements and business development. Norman Thompson, Head of Technical Services for the group’s KCS Datawright operation, said, “We are now able to host IBM Power servers running AIX as an alternative to Linux-based servers. It’s increasingly clear that hosting represents excellent value for money and avoids the need for our customers to maintain in-house IT expertise. Our remote system management service provides a team of skilled technicians available to resolve any issues that may arise.”