Wayne, Pa. – October 8, 2014 – Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced its inclusion in the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Guide. In addition, the company announced that Carmen Sorice, senior vice president of Channels for Sungard AS, has joined the 2014-2015 Channel Partners Advisory Board.
The CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide is a new list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives, such as the Cisco Intercloud Partner network, the worldwide network of interconnected clouds. The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN.
“Each cloud provider and vendor noted by the CRN editors has been chosen based on its robust cloud partner program, as well as the unique and enthusiastic ways in which it has embraced the channel as a go-to-market strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “Cloud computing is a game-changing technology, and it’s imperative that the IT channel be able to quickly identify those organizations most deeply committed to helping solution providers grow their cloud-related revenue,” he added.
The addition of Carmen Sorice to the Channel Partners Advisory Board comes on the heels of his being selected as a winner of the Circle of Excellence Awards by Channel Partners, an industry media and events resource by Informa. As a board member, Sorice will become a regular contributor to the Channel Partners Peer-to-Peer blog and also the Channel Partners Network online community at LinkedIn.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Channel Partners in light of our continuing effort to help partners create business value in the changing world of IT services, “ Sorice said. “Channel partners add tremendous value to every customer relationship and serve as trusted advisors to our clients, so it is gratifying to know that I can be of assistance in helping build more awareness and relevance for the partner community,” he added.
Khali Henderson, editor in chief of Channel Partners said, “We rely on industry insiders such as Carmen to help make sure our content is on target and that our programs are meaningful to the telecom and IT channels.”
As one of 14 hand-picked Circle of Excellence honorees, Sorice was recognized for his vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition, Henderson added. The Circle of Excellence awards were designed to recognize IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.
A six-year veteran of Sungard AS, Sorice was named as a CRN Channel Chief in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Since 2009, Sorice has helped Sungard AS grow its channel business rapidly, closing many new account wins with channel partners. Under his leadership, Sungard AS launched a new channel partner program and added special Cloud Training Programs to enhance the channel’s ability to engage clients in meaningful cloud conversations.
About Sungard Availability ServicesSungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS) has more than 30 years of experience providing flexible availability services that help ensure organizations keep applications always on, always available. The company leverages its proven expertise to provide managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services to clients in North America, Europe and India. Sungard AS helps customers improve the resiliency of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs.
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