Citrix has today announced the first ‘Citrix Specialist’ partners in Australia and New Zealand following the launch of the new Citrix Solution Advisor (CSA) program.
Based in Canberra, oobe was recognised as a CSA certified Networking for Applications & Mobile Security Specialist while in New Zealand, Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) was awarded CSA certified Virtualisation Specialist status.
As recognised Citrix Specialists, oobe and CCL are able to better differentiate their capabilities and offerings to ensure customers can optimise their investments in Citrix technologies.
According to the tech giant, oobe and CCL will benefit from access to advanced Citrix technical content and resources, which combined with their sales teams’ ability to demonstrate skills and competencies related to the Citrix portfolio will drive strong financial benefits justifying investments in the program.
“Our customers are faced with increasingly complex IT challenges every day, meaning our services need to be at an elite level to effectively satisfy their needs,” says Stuart Kilduff, Managing Director, oobe, after being named as Australia’s first Citrix Specialisation partner.
“We feel this recognition from Citrix is testament to oobe’s ability to be the leader in providing professional services to businesses that allow them to be productive from any device or location.”
The sentiment was echoed by Andrew Allan, CEO, CCL.
“With businesses’ continued focus on enterprise mobility, we’ve seen the emergence of new competitors looking to deliver offerings in the space,” he says.
“Being recognised as Citrix’s first local Specialist is therefore a key differentiator for us, and demonstrates to our customers - rather than just telling - that we are well placed to service their mobility needs in New Zealand.”
Citrix Specialisations is the cornerstone of the CSA program, and provides a framework for partners to demonstrate technical competency, end-to-end sales capability, and service delivery to customers.
To achieve Specialist status, oobe and CCL were required to complete a series of e-learning courses and the most advanced technical certifications, provide customer testimonies, and demonstrate design and implementation competencies.
“In today’s fast-changing and increasingly specialised technology space, businesses want to work with partners with in-depth technical expertise, and that are leaders in their respective fields,” adds Belinda Jurisic, Channel Sales Manager, Citrix A/NZ.
“By achieving Citrix Specialist status, oobe and CCL have assured their customers that they can expect an outstanding experience, and we look forward to seeing both partners and customers reap the rewards.”