The prestigious status, introduced to create an elite qualification for partners who have invested heavily in training sales people, presales and technical teams to support the sale of all HP technologies.
The new Platinum level, awarded for the first time in 2014, has been created to give customers confidence they are working with a partner that truly understands the full HP product suite and has the capabilities required to quote, deliver and implement to the highest possible standards.
Andrew Balzarini, Partner Programs Director for iT1 Source, added: “When we collectively agreed to embark on our “Path to Platinum” we knew that it would require us to mobilize our sales and engineering teams and create an environment of collaboration. Thankfully, we accomplished this and our achieving Platinum Partner status is a huge testament to the entire team.”
Robert Coss, Partner Business Manager for the HP Enterprise Group, commented: “I am pleased that iT1 Source has been awarded the HP Platinum Partner status as it reflects the significant investments that they have made in people, training, development and accreditations. For several years, iT1 has been one of our developing partners in the US and we are delighted they will enter HP’s FY15 as a strategic HP Platinum Partner, capable of delivering end to end solutions and services based on the full HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to our mutual customers.”
Guy Steinbrink, iT1 Source Principal, commented: “iT1 Source has always understood the importance of vendor accreditation programs and the value that they bring to our business and our joint customers. I am extremely pleased and proud of our team in obtaining the highest level of accreditation with HP. We are definitely part of an elite group.”