Present Receives Certification to Become an Authorized Seller of ALL IBM Software Products

Montreal, QC – January 25, 2010: Present, a Canadian IBM Premier Business Partner, has announced today that it has achieved certification to become an Authorized seller of all five brands of IBM software. By meeting the skills requirements of the new IBM Software Value Plus initiative, Present can resell IBM Lotus, Tivoli, Rational, Webpshere and Information Management products.

The newly launched IBM Software Value Plus initiative is designed to meet the demands of clients who are looking to drive more value from their technology investments by working with trusted partners with proven skills to quickly and effectively implement new infrastructures. IBM Software Value Plus enables IBM Business Partners to set themselves apart by gaining key technical and industry skills necessary for smarter technology implementations that help clients achieve their business goals.

“IBM is committed to supporting an ecosystem of skilled partners that can provide the most value to our shared clients,” said Sandy Carter, vice president, IBM Software Group Channels. “Business Partners who invest in the proper skills and expertise are well positioned to help clients achieve a faster time-to-value with the right solutions, reduce risk in solution development, and increase their return on investment over time.”

“We are thrilled and proud to be certified and authorized to sell 100% of IBM solutions,” states Marc Beaulieu, president of Present. “The goal of this new initiative is to ensure customers derive the highest value from their partners and we continuously strive towards this same goal for our clients so we jumped on board immediately. This was a huge investment for us and it shows our commitment to our clients and IBM in being the experts, in providing that extra value and setting ourselves apart with deep skills and best of class solutions,” adds Mr. Beaulieu.

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About Present
Present is an IBM Premier Business Partner that has chosen to devote themselves entirely to IBM technology. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, the company specializes in System i, System p, System x and Storage as well as IBM software solutions around Websphere, Lotus, Tivoli, Rational, and DB2 and Linux and Window integration.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Bridgeman
Phone (514) 745-3322
Toll free: 1-866-IBM-BP4U