The IBM “Business Partner of the Year” award is a major recognition from IBM of exceptional performance and collaboration over the previous year. It rewards in-depth knowledge and expertise in the various IBM hardware, software and service divisions.
Jacques Platieau, Country General Manager for IBM Belgium & Luxembourg, comments “This award underlines the outstanding results of both our companies’ hard work and good cooperation in 2014. The partnership between IRIS and IBM started over 15 years ago, and IBM and IRIS have both experienced many transformations of the IT industry. Initially our cooperation was mainly around IBM hardware and storage equipment. When IBM started to develop very strongly in the middleware and software space (storage, back-up, virtualization, ECM, etc. IRIS followed that development and integrated several key IBM middleware and software solutions in its own portfolio, and made many references. The new certification of IRIS as the first Storage Elite of IBM in Belux is a new sign of the continued commitment of IRIS.”
Dr Pierre de Muelenaere, CEO of IRIS Group, adds “IRIS and IBM solutions are complementary, and their combination allows us to answer the complex needs of our customers in term of Content management, Archiving, Security, Data Analytics and Cloud. 2014 was a record year for the IRIS-IBM collaboration, not only in term of numbers, but also for the quality of the solutions that we have delivered. We are extremely grateful to IBM for this exceptional collaborative experience, and for showing us their appreciation and support today.”
Christophe Denis, Sales Director of IRIS PS, further comments “IRIS Professional Solutions delivers complex Information Management solutions which include both IRIS’ in-house technologies as well as IBM’s Infrastructure solutions and IBM middleware that are both part of IBM portfolio. In 2014, our consultants have designed complex architectures and implemented a vast array of IBM solutions in key market segments such as Government, Banking, Insurance, Education, etc. We are proud to have been selected as partner of choice by very famous names. Moreover, since IRIS is now integrated in the Canon Group, we believe that our strong skills in both IRIS and IBM solutions will be leveraged as new solutions to many Canon customers.”
In addition to such excellent news, IRIS also collected on the same night the IBM award for “Outstanding Infrastructure Solutions 2014” out of 4 nominees, confirming the two companies’ mutual recognition of quality portfolios and services even further.