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Portal Continues Prestigious Platinum Status in IBM PartnerWorld Programme

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IBM certifies Portal as ‘Expert’ in its product and solution categories...

BRACKNELL, UK – 01 August 2017 – Portal, a leading business and technology consultancy and IBM Business Partner, today announced it has successfully retained its prestigious Platinum partner status, the highest tier within IBM’s new PartnerWorld program.

IBM’s new four-tiered PartnerWorld program moves IBM and its Business Partners from a product-centric model to one focused on competencies, customer satisfaction and revenue. Following the go live, IBM Business Partners have been transitioning to the new PartnerWorld program, which involved a rigorous re-assessment to verify status qualifications.

The Platinum level is awarded only to those partners that consistently deliver the highest level of excellence by earning at least two competencies (one at Expert level), achieve significant sales success, and can demonstrate verifiable client satisfaction.

Demonstrating its proven capabilities and expertise in IBM technologies to help clients succeed in their digital transformation, Portal achieved an impressive eleven competencies – including five at Expert level.

IBM evaluated Portal as a SPECIALIST in six competency areas:

  • API Connect
  • Application Runtime and Development
  • Cloud Application Runtime and Development
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Integration and Governance
  • Spectrum Software Defined Infrastructure

Portal was also certified as EXPERT in a further five competency areas – the highest number of expert certifications in the IBM Partner community:

  • Collaboration Solutions
  • Financial and Operational Performance Management
  • Information Risk and Protection
  • Security Operations and Response
  • Watson Commerce

Jonathon Bradshaw, Managing Director of Portal said: “Being recognised and reconfirmed as an IBM Platinum Partner is a fantastic achievement and testimony to the successes we’ve accomplished delivering a wide range of expert solutions to our customers.”

“This level of industry recognition is further proof of our continued commitment to the IBM relationship. It also provides validation of our assurance to enabling transformation for our customers through the use of innovative technology solutions, combined with our leading services capabilities.”

About Portal 

Founded in 2006, Portal is an award-winning technical service and analytics business that supports some of the world’s best known brands; we put ourselves at the centre of our customer’s organisation, working with them as a trusted partner – providing the right solution and support to make their business work better. Whilst we are an IBM Platinum Business Partner, we represent a diverse vendor list using technology to help our customers transform their business for growth, productivity and profitability.

We take pride in ensuring our solutions and managed services are tailored to every customer’s individual needs. We believe in offering honest, independent advice and always being available to provide support and guidance; we believe that every project is a partnership and commit to it with the highest levels of dedication and enthusiasm, ready and available when our customers need us.

To learn more about Portal visit or follow @ChoosePortal.

For more information contact Owen Holland, Marketing Manager at Portal, 01344 386000