SSA Pacific has been awarded IBM's National Business Partner of the Year, in recognition of the success of its cross-platform BPCS client/server solution and 45 per cent growth in hardware sales to the industrial sector, according to IBM sources.
SSA managing director Murray Creighton said: "We're delighted to be named Business Partner of the Year. We've enjoyed success over the past year in the AS/400 marketplace and over the next year hope to achieve similar results with the RS/6000."
When ARN asked Creighton whether his company was on target to be considered for the award next year, he replied that they are working towards it. "There's a lot going on in the market," he said. "Manufacturers are investing heavily in systems in their continual effort to gain a competitive edge and the AS/400 still has a very strong following.
"Even though we focus on the industrial market, we're applying ourselves to key sectors within that market, such as electronics, automotive, food and beverage and consumer goods."
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