Ícaro is the First IBM Channel Partner to Obtain “Software Value Plus Industry Authorization” in Latin America

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The authorization certifies that Ícaro has the technological leadership and the business knowledge required for the commercialization and integration of IBM software in the Telecommunications industry

Ícaro Technologies, a leading company in the integration of management solutions, is the first IBM business partner in Latin America to receive the Software Value Plus Industry Authorization.

Software Value Plus (SVP) Industry Authorization is an initiative for IBM's most highly industry skilled Business Partners. SVP Industry Authorization rewards Business Partners who have distinguished themselves through industry expertise and industry solutions aligned to IBM's Industry Frameworks and strategy. Ícaro has been certified as a specialist for the Telecommunications industry, in which it has a large number of projects incorporating the IBM Tivoli technology.

To obtain the certification, Ícaro went through a long, rigorous evaluation, which covered aspects such as: expertise, customer recognition, solutions offered to the industry, and leadership. This process also reviewed successful projects with large carriers, such as GVT and British Telecom.

According to Kleber Stroeh, executive director of Ícaro Technologies, achieving this certification – the very first in Latin America - is the result of years of partnership with IBM and good service to customers in the telecommunications industry.

“It is a great achievement for Ícaro and it reflects the high degree of maturity reached by the company in the integration of IBM solutions in the telecommunications segment,” he said. “This certification strengthens even further our partnership with IBM and demonstrates that Ícaro is capable of providing quality service in Brazil and abroad,” he added.

SVP is part of IBM's strategy to enable its partners to offer solutions which are more and more focused on customer's businesses.

“The Software Value Plus Industry certification was created to attest that an IBM partner is not just technically competent, but that it also has an in-depth knowledge of the business. Ícaro has a long history of partnership with us and has always carried out successful projects, showing technological leadership in the telecommunications sector. This track record was fundamental for the company to comply with the requirements of the certification,” explained Marcelo Porto, Software director for IBM Brazil.

After qualifying for the SVP, an IBM partner starts to enjoy benefits in marketing, commercial and technical areas, including additional funds for joint marketing, sales incentives and support, and access to exclusive frameworks for the industry in which it is active.

Apart from Telecommunications, the IBM program also certifies channels in the Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Banking, Oil and Petroleum, Electronics, and Financial Markets, as well as Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Media and Entertaining, Retail, Travel and Transportation.

Ícaro Technologies is a member of the Brazilian software export consortium Actminds. More information at http://www.icarotech.com/en


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