SWC Technology Partners and SoftwareONE Form Strategic Partnership
Oak Brook, IL | September 18, 2007 – Chicago area IT service provider SWC Technology Partners, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to small and medium-size Chicago businesses, and SoftwareONE “The Software Licensing Experts,” a Microsoft LAR (Large Account Reseller) and Gold Certified Partner, recently announced the formation of a strategic partnership to provide comprehensive Microsoft licensing solutions. Together the companies combine the best-of-breed full-service IT solutions with proper software licensing in order to provide a “total solutions package” to the small and medium-size business (SMB) market.
As software licensing becomes an increasingly difficult and complex process, it has required the typical SMB to allocate an inordinate amount of management resources. The partnership between SWC and SoftwareONE is structured to assist the SMB market with the development and management of pragmatic and cost-effective Microsoft solutions, from licensing and IT architecture to deployment and utilization.
Among other elements, SoftwareONE will offer SWC dedicated licensing expertise to assist their practice managers in offering a seamless approach to a “total solutions package” to the customers they serve. The two organizations have committed to a tight integration between their sales and marketing teams, reinforcing a true partnering atmosphere.
“We wanted to put together a relationship with SoftwareONE which was special, something that would give our customers a singular resource for their solution development and license requirements,” said Elliott Baretz, SWC Technology Partners, Director of Business Development. “This partnership is going to provide our SMB customers with an end-to-end IT solution that not only addresses their business needs today, but better positions them to employ new technologies and solutions in the future.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership with SWC,” said Craig Gadberry, SoftwareONE Vice President of Sales. “By placing our resources in the front line of the solution development process, we are in a position to help our mutual customers achieve the highest ROI from their license investments.”
About SWC Technology Partners
For more than 25 years, IT service provider SWC Technology Partners (www.swc.com) has provided strategic guidance and delivered solutions tailored to the needs of growing Chicago organizations. SWC’s areas of expertise include best-in-class Managed Services, Performance Management, Business Applications, Messaging & Collaboration and Network Infrastructure & Security solutions. Headquartered minutes from Chicago in Oak Brook, Ill., SWC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Symantec Gold Certified Partner and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Partner.
In business since 1985, “the software licensing experts” at SoftwareONE provide licensing and license management services to corporate, academic, not for profit and state and local government organizations across the United States. SoftwareONE meets the needs of global customers and partners through its offices in the Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil, and soon China and Malaysia. SoftwareONE’s concentrated focus on providing and managing top-notch software licensing solutions to customers through its award winning VARassist Partner Program continues to gain enthusiastic support from the major software publishers. SoftwareONE holds elite authorizations from all major publishers including Microsoft (LAR), Symantec, Adobe (ALC), McAfee, Computer Associates, Trend Micro, Citrix and many others. The company was named to the VAR Business VAR500 list in 2006 and 2007 as one of the leading IT professional service firms and was the recipient of the VARBusiness “Best Partnering Award” in 2007.