We were delighted that Ancoris was recognised as the winner of the Specialist Reseller of the Year 2011 against a strong competitive shortlist at the CRN Channel Award on 18th November 2011. This prestigious industry award was presented at Battersea Park with an audience of over 1600 people. There were several hundred entries over 10 main categories. The panel of judges included leading industry figures from vendors, channel organisations, the investment community and the media. Other winners on the night included IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Trustmarque, Softcat and Bytes Software Services.
In late 2009, the Ancoris management team took the view that the SaaS model was not just a fad but an entirely new generation of computing. We believed that the transition to the Cloud would present a great opportunity for Ancoris to deliver better customer value in difficult economic conditions.
In two years, the company has transformed its offerings to the extent that over 90% of our new business now comes from our activities as a cloud services solution provider. Ancoris business is focussed on sales, deployment, training and support services for our cloud offerings which include Google Apps for Business, Google Postini Services and Cisco Scansafe and the secure integration with our customers on-premise and legacy infrastructure.
Our goal is to help our customers safely navigate their transition to cloud computing. As experts in these new emerging technologies, we assist our clients to evaluate the suitability of cloud services for their business, guide them through the deployment phase and then provide full life-cycle support services not only for their IT teams but also change management and training for their end-users.
This award is a welcome endorsement of our decision to transition Ancoris and of the dedicated teamwork that has gone into making us the UKs leading specialist cloud services solution provider.
Thank you to our customers for giving us their trust, cloud partners for their support during our transition and our staff for their professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm. We look forward to continuing this progress throughout 2012.