CA Managed services partner of the year award

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European award success for IT experts

Gateshead-based IT experts ITPS are celebrating winning a prestigious European industry award for their expertise in helping clients cut operating costs by outsourcing their IT infrastructure management and development.

The win saw ITPS beat 140 other resellers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to collect the CA arcserve European Managed Services Partner of the year trophy, awarded by US-based software giant CA Technologies at its Partner Summit in Barcelona in May.

Managed services is the hot area in IT, and sees organisations effectively outsourcing all or part of their IT function to lower costs, strengthens customer relationships and improve financial management.

The judges looked at ITPS’s track record and level of technical consultancy and engineering expertise, the number of clients it supports and the security and speed of its three ISO27001-certified data centres, which underpin its cloud managed services offering. The company has invested £750,000 in high speed connectivity and a further £750,000 in its Cisco UCS platform, which combines computing, networking and storage in one simplified and cost effective environment.

The award was collected by Paul Anderson, operations director at ITPS, who said: “This award is a real honour for our team, who are 100% committed to helping clients get maximum value from their IT investment.

“Industry endorsement from a global name like CA Technologies gives our clients confidence that they are dealing with a knowledgeable team delivering technology solutions that work for their business.

“Organisations are turning away from trying to expect their in-house IT team to handle day to day issues and keep pace with technology developments, and towards working with an expert managed services partner who can make sure a business has a robust IT infrastructure that keeps pace with their needs and continually delivers the best return.

“A third of the European competitors in the running for this award operate only in the managed services arena, rather than having high level expertise across a wide range of areas as we do, so it was even more gratifying to bring the award back to the North East.”

Presenting the award, CA Technologies’ sales director for the UKI, Nordics and South Africa, Giovanni Goduti, said: “ITPS have worked closely with us since 2011 and are one of the original CA arcserve managed service providers.

“We value ITPS for not only their commitment to arcserve but also the ongoing feedback their technical and consultancy teams provide.

“This collaboration has been extremely beneficial and we’re excited about the prospect of bringing our new solution, CA arcserve Unified Data Protection, to our joint customer base.

“We were delighted to recognise ITPS as our EMEA Managed Services Partner of the Year at our 2014 Partner Summit.” Gateshead-based ITPS is the region’s biggest independently owned IT company, specialising in IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by ITPS Ltd .

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