Fujitsu has announced that its longstanding partner Sigma CI has been awarded Fujitsu's SELECT Expert accreditation. The Channel Island-based business solutions company will deliver Fujitsu technologies to its customers, thus supporting them in their journey to digital transformation.
The accreditation is an extension of a 20-year-old relationship which has seen Sigma provide IT and device support for Fujitsu throughout Jersey and Guernsey. As part of the exclusive program Sigma will deliver Fujitsu's full portfolio of hardware technologies including: PRIMERGY, Fujitsu's extensive Industry Standard Server portfolio. ETERNUS, Fujitsu's range of storage products and Fujitsu's PRIMEFLEX Hyper Converged and Converged Infrastructure solutions. The partnership will also give Sigma access to skills and technical expertise offered by Fujitsu, enabling them to support customers in their chosen IT infrastructure journey including design, consultancy, implementation and post-sales service offerings.
Following a recent €1m investment in new online tools and a shift to direct sales, the move comes as part of the evolution of Fujitsu's channel partner program. From investing in new online tools for partners to the streamlining of its new deal registration process, Fujitsu aims to help partners better address their customers' evolving digital transformation needs.
Paul McLean , Channel Sales Director at Fujitsu, added: "Having the Channel Islands' largest business solutions company as a SELECT Expert partner is a salute to the longstanding relationship we've worked to build with Sigma over the years. Their expertise and reach has been invaluable, and we're pleased to be able to provide them with a diverse portfolio of solutions that can help them deliver end-to-end support for their customers. Our recent Fit for Digital survey found that 52% of business leaders say their business will not exist in its current form in five years, meaning that digital transformation is vital for European businesses. Having a strong network of channel partners like Sigma is essential for us to support them on that journey".
Robert Sillars, Group CEO of Sigma said: "We are delighted to further consolidate our long-standing partnership with Fujitsu. The nature of operating a business in the relatively small UK offshore business community is that you need to nurture a close trusted connection with your customers, you can't buy their trust, or successfully impose it, it needed to be fostered through a shared responsibility and a desire to achieve the same goals. Our appointment as a Fujitsu SELECT Expert partner means that we can further strengthen our relationship with our existing and new customers, offering them diverse and robust trusted solutions for the challenges that are involved with the essential future digital transformation for both European and Channel Island businesses".