IRIS, a member of the Canon Group, European leader in Information Management, was very pleased to be honored at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on March 21, 2018.
IRIS Professional Solutions was recognized for their IBM revenue contribution in 2017 with the IBM European Excellence Award as a Top Business Partner.
The IBM Excellence Awards recognize select IBM Business Partners for their outstanding performance and commitment to delivering IBM-based solutions and mutually significant business impact. Winners are selected annually across a range of categories (Top Business Partner, High Performing New Business Partner and Marketing) by IBM leadership in each geographic region and are renowned for building superior customer relationships.
IRIS Professional Solutions is a leading enterprise IT solutions provider with a long, rich history of providing “full stack” technology solutions with IT infrastructure, software, services, cloud, analytics, AI, and digital transformation to a diverse range of enterprise clients.
They achieved, in 2017, a spectacular growth in selling and implementing IBM solutions, doubling their overall IBM reselling revenue figures.
This growth was accomplished mainly in IBM Mainframe Servers (System z), Storage Solutions, Case Management software, and Cognitive solutions with Watson.
Bart Donné, CSO IRIS Professional Solutions, comments: “We are very proud of this award. It’s the recognition of all the hard work we have been doing in the past. IRIS Professional Solutions is known as a ‘Blue’ company, a long-term partner of IBM. But for the past two years, we have increased our efforts to make IBM a key partner of IRIS Professional Solutions. Of course, we have other partners, and an extended knowledge of the market’s technologies. But increasing the collaboration with IBM allowed us to double our turnover in 2017: organizing meetings, working on the development plans, seeing which customer we’re going to tackle, with which products or technologies, studying their pain points, etc. All those initiatives reinforced the collaboration between IBM and IRIS teams and led us to success.”
Grégoire Markessis, Manager, Global Business Partner Organization, Belgium, adds: "We are delighted to count IRIS Professional Solutions as one of our strategic long-term Business Partners. Year after year, they continue to invest in the relationship, the talent and the business with IBM. In 2017, IRIS Professional Solutions have managed to reap the benefits of their continued focus and delivered stellar results recognized by the prestigious European Excellence Award during PartnerWorld at Think 2018."
Press release by IRIS