Wayne, Pa. – February 23, 2015 – Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced that Carmen Sorice, senior vice president of Channels, has been named to the prestigious list of The Channel Company's 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs for the sixth consecutive year.

The executives on this annual list represent the most influential leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their channel partner relationships. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

"It is an honor to be named a CRN Channel Chief," said Sorice. "The orchestration of resources between a technology vendor, a service provider and a channel partner creates distinct value for our customers, which is the real end-game of our partner relationships," he added.

Under Sorice's leadership, Sungard AS' expanding channel program has grown 30 percent in overall revenue during the last year. The Sungard AS Channel program made further progress in 2014 including a new state-of-the-art partner portal that delivers easier access to deal registration, sales tools and collateral. In addition, the company streamlined and increased referral fees, improved the Market Development Fund request and tracking process, and introduced new field technical enablement for partners—all with the goal of providing a holistic partner experience. Enhancing the partner experience continues to be a top priority in 2015, with new channel-ready services and continued investments in channel resources for partners.

Sigma Solutions, which partners with Sungard AS to deliver public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, underscored the advances of its partner program. "As our customers begin to explore and rely on cloud services, we partner with companies like Sungard AS to increase availability, flexibility and speed to market," said John Flores, vice president of Marketing, Pivot Technology Solutions, the parent company of Sigma Solutions. "The strength of the Sungard AS partner program is in the high-level of support and the easy access to cloud experts which enables us to assist our customers with their IT transformation needs."

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

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About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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