IBM Business Partner of the Year Award 2012

VILVOORDE, June 5 2013 – I.R.I.S. ICT has won the IBM’s Business Partner of the Year Award 2012 for their excellent performance and collaboration over the year. The IBM Business Partner of the Year Award is a top element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. This recognition implies knowledge and expertise in the various IBM hardware, software and service divisions.

I.R.I.S. ICT, located in Vilvoorde and founded in 1990 as “Jeeves Consulting”, is part of the I.R.I.S. and Canon Europe Group. I.R.I.S. ICT approaches the customer’s problems with their best interest in mind and through strategic thinking principles, provides solutions by bringing together best-of-breed technologies and the minds to deliver the best solution for their IT infrastructure.

I.R.I.S. ICT’s specialization in Infrastructure, Cloud and Service solutions plays a key role in the total market approach of IBM Belgium. Therefor their continuous investment in technology and skills resulted in confidence among all customers. This major award win is mainly due by investing in people, technology and customer’s satisfaction, a main driver to be a successful IT-infrastructure partner.

“I.R.I.S. ICT was nominated for several awards as they were successful in hardware, software and services. They signed many deals and did nice win-backs in Belgium and Luxembourg. They continued to invest in the new IBM Growth Plays. A well deserved winner.” – IBM

In addition, I.R.I.S. ICT was not selected for this award only, they have also won the IBM Smarter Infrastructure Award for their excellence on many infrastructure projects. Quite unusual, they were nominated for 5 out of the 6 award categories. Along the Smarter Infrastructure Award, I.R.I.S ICT was nominated for the IBM Smarter Solutions Nominee Award, the IBM Smarter Financing Nominee Award, the IBM Smarter Services Nominee Award and the IBM Smarter Business Nominee Award.

“I.R.I.S. ICT has teamed with all IBM STG Platforms (including Lab Svs), resulting in multiple infrastructure winbacks, key Linux wins, as well as the largest infrastructure transactions closed in 2012 in Belgium and Luxembourg.” – IBM

"This significant achievement is the best indicator for all the hard work of our entire team. Therefor my thanks to all of our employees' working efforts to achieve such accomplishment. Due to our company's strategy, which proved to be solid over the past years, this rewarded stopover is a motivation to continue our trail for innovation in people and technology." - Gamal Khaldi CEO I.R.I.S. ICT