ICT reseller, Corporate Express, has become the preferred national IT alliance partner for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and its 14,000 IT professionals.
ACS had been searching for an alliance partner for four years, ACS president, Philip Argy, said. Corporate Express was chosen for its breadth of offerings and nationwide service, which was high on the members' wish list. Corporate Express offers expertise in storage, software, audiovisual, print and professional services in 47 locations across all states, territories and regional areas.
"Our IT partnership with Corporate Express helps us achieve our objective of getting more kids into IT, while also promoting our mission of professionalism," he said.
Under the relationship, ACS members will receive a 10 per cent discount on all Corporate Express technical services. Other benefits include free freight on orders over $250, and a 50 per cent discount to more than 60 national business-led seminars held by Corporate Express during the year.
Members would also get access to bi-monthly offers and reduced market pricing on a host of products (including sub-$1000 notebooks and lower cost MFP devices), Corporate Express, IT solutions general manager, Marcus Heron, said.
The relationship benefited members because it provided a single source of supply and increases efficiencies around the procurement and the administration process, he said. The walk with ACS also raises the Corporate Express company profile, while contributing towards a good cause.
"The industry has been good to us -- the IT solutions division is our largest business -- and we welcome an opportunity to give back," he said. "It's a good fit for our business model, and we can take our message to a wider audience.
"We have flown under the radar screen - the Volantes and the Commanders have been flying high - but we've been relatively quiet."