We were honoured to be recognised with two Dell EMC Global Alliances Awards in May: 2017 Dell EMC Global Alliances Marketing Partner of the Year and the Global Alliances Industry Partner of the Year. 

With more than 15 years of partnership between the two companies, we are able to offer a broad portfolio of services that bring enhanced value to our mutual customers. The awards, presented at the Dell EMC Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas, reflect the strength of our mutual commitment to the partnership.

The Global Alliances Marketing Partner of the Year Award honours Sungard AS for excellence in execution on unique, industry-oriented and integrated marketing and sales enablement campaigns with Dell EMC, while the Global Alliances Industry Partner of the Year recognises Sungard AS for significant achievements as a strategic Dell EMC partner

“These honours underscore our dedication to providing customers with continuous access and protection for mission-critical data,” said Carmen Sorice, senior vice president, global channel sales & programs, Sungard AS. “Users expect access to information on any device, anytime and anywhere. Our goal in working with Dell EMC is to give customers the access to applications and data they need, while ensuring their data is protected at all times, wherever it resides.”

Sungard AS is a Titanium Solution Partner in the Dell EMC Velocity Service Provider Program. Our two companies collaborate to combine Sungard AS’ Managed Cloud Services, Managed Recovery Services, and Managed Services with Dell EMC Corporation's cloud and infrastructure solutions. Together, Sungard AS and Dell provide a collection of third-party validated and industry-certified solutions to support customers’ IT environments. These are designed to ensure high availability, ease of management, and business continuity for mission-critical applications and business operations.

“We congratulate Sungard Availability Services on receiving Dell EMC’s Global Alliances Marketing Partner of the Year Award and Global Alliances Industry Partner of the Year Award, both of which recognise partners that have exhibited an exemplary commitment to Dell EMC, and have placed a true focus on bringing enhanced value to our mutual customers,” said Jay Snyder, senior vice president, global alliances, service providers and industries. “Alliance partners play a vital role in the Dell EMC Go to Market (GTM) and are critical in helping enable us to transform our customers on their digital transformation agenda.”

High calibre

In other channel news, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Melissa McCoy, Sungard Availability Services’ vice president of global channels and alliances, to its prestigious Power 100 list in its 2017 Women of the Channel awards. Seven other Sungard AS executives were also included in the annual Women of the Channel list, including:

  • Heidi Biggar, Director, Alliances Marketing
  • Jennifer Caria, Senior Director, Global Marketing
  • Karen Falcone, Principal Director, EMEA Channel Sales and Programs
  • Sarah Hamilton, Senior Director, Solutions & Alliances Marketing
  • Michelle LeVan, Vice President, Global Channel Strategy
  • Dena Marean, Director, Channel Development
  • Melany Zweifel, Channel Sales Director

The executives selected span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organisations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognised for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

“These awards recognise what we acknowledge every day at Sungard AS,” said Carmen Sorice, senior vice president, global channels, Sungard AS. “We employ some of the most dedicated, influential, and accomplished players in the channel, who are continually forging stronger partnerships and generating greater value for our partners and customers. It would be an honour to have a single team member included among the Women of the Channel, but to have eight confirms our depth of talent and their degree of accomplishment.”

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel recipients based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward. This is the third year in a row in which Melissa McCoy has been included.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

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