Unify Celebrates Channel with Awards

Unify has announced the winners of the company’s awards at its annual partner conference last month. The prestigious awards acknowledge the success of the companies channel partners over the past year, delivering flexible and innovative solutions to customers.

A survey of Unify’s partners attending the event found the majority were well informed about the new brand and believed they would be doing considerably more business with Unify in 2014. Following the rebrand 100% of partners felt valued as opposed to 82% beforehand. Brand recognition also jumped to record highs with 100% of partners stating they felt well informed about the brand and 50% stating they felt very well informed.

This year, there were 11 award categories celebrating core business areas, including cloud technology, enterprise solutions and the best new reseller, as well as awards acknowledging talented individuals working in sales and technical areas of the business.

During the conference, delegates were addressed by Unify representatives, including Tony Smith, head of sales for the indirect channel and Torsten Raak, Global Head of Marketing and Communications, emphasising the companies aims to harmonise the enterprise and embrace new ways to work.

Award categories and winners

•Private Cloud solution of the year 2012-2013 – C STEM
•Public Cloud solution of the year 2012-2013 – Datrix
•Reseller of the year 2012-2013 – Datasharp UK
•Sales person of the year 2012-2013 – Datasharp UK Ben Shepherd
•Technical person of the year 2012-2013 – Integra David Carroll
•New reseller of the year 2012-2013 – IP Office
•Fastest growing reseller of the year 2012-2013 – NIX Communication
•Highest system volume reseller of the year 2012-2013 – Supply Group
•Mid Market solution of the year 2012-2013 – Lloyds IP
•SMB solution of the year 2012-2013 – Corporate ICT
•Large Enterprise solution of the year 2012-2013 – Net Connections

Tony Smith, Sales Director for the Indirect Channel said “The UK Partner Awards is a time to recognize the success of our partners over the past year, as well as outlining our shared vision for 2014. Without our important network of partners we would not be the organization we are today.

“In 2014 there will be even more opportunities than ever for our partners to succeed with Unify. There are 25,000 HiPath 3000 systems installed in the UK, the opportunity is ripe to migrate these to OpenScape and take advantage of SIP and UC. There are also 5,000 HiPath DX systems that are end of life. Migration to OpenScape will deliver growth , the UK mid-market opportunity for IP and unified communications (UC) systems sales in 2013-14 is five times greater than in the large enterprise space. In 2014 we will build on the impressive foundations the company has laid in the enterprise market. MZA Analysts announced that Unify is the leading vendor in the segment with 34.73 per cent of the UK market.”

Allan Williams, Technical Director, Datasharp commented; “We are once again honoured to have received such recognition from Unify for our outstanding work this year. We take great pride in providing all our customers with the highest level of service and these awards just highlight the level of dedication and commitment our team have”

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