Fifty-one years ago, in mid-March 1967, Paul McCartney and John Lennon began writing a song they intended as a featured vocal for Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. “With a Little Help from My Friends” became one of Starr’s most beloved hits, and since then he has closed every concert performed by his All-Starr Band with this song. “With a Little Help from My Friends” has been re-recorded by more than 50 artists (including a Grammy Hall of Fame-winning version by Joe Cocker, used in a VW ad in 2017) and ranks as #311 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Today, Sungard AS took a page out of Sir Ringo’s playbook and recognized seven of its partners with the annual Sungard AS Partner Performance Awards.
Why is “With a Little Help from My Friends” still popular today? There’s no real explanation, other than the fact that it’s simple, easy to sing, and reflects something we all can relate to: friends can be relied upon when we need them. And we all need them.
Each year, Sungard AS recognizes partners globally that have excelled at both execution and customer service, while helping customers solve IT transformation problems so they can accelerate business.
This year’s recipients are:
As trusted advisors to their clients, authorized channel partners incorporate Sungard AS solutions into their portfolio of hardware, software and professional services to satisfy customer business and IT requirements. From technology partners to solution providers, Sungard AS' partnerships offer customers a broad array of production and recovery services along with value-added consultation.
Sungard AS and its ecosystem of partners are committed to supporting customers as they embark on their digital journeys. The goal is to help customers implement cloud strategies that are aligned to business and application requirements, both today and over the long-term.
With partners like these, Sungard AS does far more than “get by” – it thrives and succeeds, as do its partners. That’s something to sing about.