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Partner of the Year
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect, and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.
Learn more at www.EMC.com
For more than a century, IBM has been making the world a smarter place. In the past five years, we’ve seen enormous advances, as leaders have begun using the vast supply of Big Data to transform their enterprises through analytics, mobile technology, social business and the cloud. In this era of change and complexity, the pressure to stay competitive can be intense. Conventions once universally held are giving way to new perspectives, new ways of working and new solutions. Roles are changing. And, more than ever, leaders need a partner to help them adapt. Discover how IBM can help.
Learn more at www.ibm.com/smarterplanet
Rogers is a diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.
Learn more at www.rogers.com
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq "MSFT"), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Recognized as one of Canada's Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Co. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality.
Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.
Learn more at www.microsoft.ca
Okta is the market leading on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall. Okta delivers a complete solution addressing the needs of IT, end users, and business leaders; no customization required.
With a catalog of pre-integrated applications and deep integration with Active Directory, Okta provides IT centralized user provisioning, access management, and reporting. Every end user gets a personalized, single sign-on home page for all of their applications, and business leaders get the insight they need to maximize ROI and track compliance.
Learn more at www.okta.com
OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText focuses on the key drivers of business success to improve business insight, strengthen business impact, accelerate process velocity, address information governance and provide security.
Learn more at www.opentext.com
ServiceNow is the enterprise IT cloud company. We focus on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processes and consolidating IT across the global enterprise. Organizations deploy our service to create a single system of record for enterprise IT, lower operational costs and enhance efficiency. Additionally, our customers use our extensible platform to build custom applications for automating activities unique to their business requirements.
Learn more at www.servicenow.com
VCE, through Vblock Systems, provides an optimized information technology system that accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for customers.
VCE products enable IT organizations to:
• Standardize processes and applications
• Improve utilization and lower operational costs
• Accelerate technology adoption and innovation
• Maximize adaptability and investment protection
Vblock Systems are available through an extensive partner network. They support horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure.
Learn more at www.vce.com
VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.
Learn more at www.vmware.com
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers. Allstream’s momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its employees across the country. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream’s portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses.
Learn more at www.allstream.com
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world.
Learn more at www.avaya.com
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.
Customers around the world choose us for our “go beyond” approach and broad portfolio of solutions for server-to-storage virtualization, business applications, data protection, and more. Our solutions provide nonstop availability of critical business data and simplify business processes so you can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before.
Learn more at www.netapp.com
Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada's leading provider of outsourced data centre infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations. Q9's national footprint of 14 high-availability data centres spans three provinces, including Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and serves customers in both the public and private sectors. Q9 is owned by an investor group comprising Canada's largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.
Learn more at www.q9.com
Rimini Street is the leading provider of premium third-party enterprise software support services. Our innovative, award-winning support program allows Oracle and SAP licensees to save 50 percent in annual support fees, avoid expensive forced upgrades, and receive premium services that are not part of standard vendor support — including support for customizations at no extra cost.
More than 660 global companies, including 75 of Fortune 500 and 16 of Global 100, and public sector organizations depend on Rimini Street as their trusted, expert, independent provider of enterprise software support, so they can apply more of their IT budgets to strategic business initiatives.
Learn more at www.riministreet.com
RKO solves complex content & process related business problems. The company’s custom solutions help organizations better manage documents, streamline processes, surface business knowledge and mitigate compliance risk. With a 15 year legacy of success, RKO is Canada’s leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) consulting company, an IBM Premiere Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of IBM’s ECM Business Partner Achievement Award.
Learn more at www.rkosolutions.com
Shaw Business is a division of Shaw Communications; a diversified communications and media company headquartered in Calgary. Shaw Business is a full service facility based carrier providing world class telecommunication services and solutions across Canada, designed for small businesses to large enterprises and governments. As a forward-thinking organization, Shaw Business continually invests in our network and our technology — staying on top of emerging demands such as cloud computing and high availability. By investing in our purpose built national fiber optic backbone, Shaw is the leading provider of broadband services in Canada. Our fiber optic network operates coast-to-coast, continent-wide and spans over 625,000 km to reach over 150,000 business locations across Canada.
Learn more at shaw.ca/business/
Today, organizations are challenged by their stakeholders to do more with less, and by their customers to be available anytime and anywhere. To meet these demands, the technologies organizations implement have to provide real, measurable business value. As a leading national communications and IT company in Canada, TELUS Corporation has a proven track record in delivering innovative, integrated and unified communications solutions that create new levels of productivity and efficiency in the office and in the field. Whether you're looking to gain a competitive edge, empower your mobile workers, manage risk or ensure your organization is following best practices, TELUS can help.
Learn more at www.telus.com/bestinclass