Dicker Data (ASX: DDR) has kicked off distribution as a Microsoft Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program partner in the Australian market.
Dicker Data announced on 1 September that it is now able to provide Australian reseller partners with access to every Microsoft licensing program available through Microsoft’s standard commercial distribution channels.
The announcement comes just over two months after the company was named as a Microsoft Indirect CSP in Australia, along with four other local companies, including Synnex, Avnet, Distribution Central, and SaaSPlaza.
Like Dicker Data, Synnex was appointed by Microsoft as a Mainsteam Indirect Partner, with Avnent, Distribution Central, and SaaSPlaza, as Azure-focused Indirect Partners.
“We’re pleased to be officially trading as a Microsoft Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for the Australian market,” said Dicker Data Limited chairman and CEO, David Dicker. “We’ve seen strong results from our New Zealand business in this program and we’ll be looking to utilise their knowledge to replicate our success into the Australian market.
“The CSP program is very relevant to our reseller base in the current economic climate, particularly for those who are transitioning end-users to predictable subscription and consumption-based billing programs,” he said.
Microsoft had previously appointed Ingram Micro and rhipe as local partners in its expanded CSP program, with Microsoft’s director of partner business and development, Phil Goldie, saying in June that the company had “done incredibly well over the past twelve months,” through those partnerships.
For David Smith, vice president of worldwide SMB at Microsoft, the program has seen a “tremendous” amount of growth among partners during the year.
“We are pleased to welcome Dicker Data as an Indirect CSP to continue to work with Australian resellers to transform and evolve their business around cloud services,” said Smith in a statement.