VAR500: Accenture's Deal With DOJ; TCS Invests In Singapore

VAR500 Solution Providers In The News

As the summer winds down, VAR500 solution providers kept busy.

Accenture and TCS made infrastructure deals, both in the U.S. and abroad. ACS will provide e-mail through the cloud in a groundbreaking solution down South. And, while Quantum honors one of its super VARs, Dimension Data will provide network services for a growing young company with a name that harkens back to the Cold War.

Accenture Partners With DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice selected Accenture Federal Services as one of 20 contractors to provide technology services under a $1.1 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for information technology and services. The Information Technology Support Services task orders to be awarded will include IT planning, program support, systems configuration management, user training and introduction of new technologies.

TCS Invests In Singapore's Smart City

Tata Consultancy Services in a partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) has formed the TCS-SMU iCity Lab, to be located at SMU. The agreement creates a new research facility to develop industry standards and IT frameworks for the emerging intelligent city, ’iCity," model of urban development. TCS will invest roughly $5 million in the new TCS-SMU iCity Lab during the next three years. The investment provides scholarship funds for SMU post-graduate students in Information Systems Technology & Management, and research funds for SMU faculty.

ACS Helps Sunshine State Conserve Cash

The state of Florida is projected to save up to $15 million and streamline its communications systems with a statewide email service provided by ACS, a Xerox Co. For the first time, every Florida state agency will use the same e-mail system, eliminating 30 separate systems. It is also the first statewide private cloud e-mail solution using Microsoft Exchange 2010, which has the security to be compliant with HIPAA and Criminal Justice Information Services standards and the scalability so the state can make the solution available to local government agencies.

DiData Answers kgb Challenge

Dimension Data has deployed a high-availability network for kgb, an independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. Dimension Data deployed Uptime powered by Cisco Services to ensure the reliability of kgb’s network as it saw substantial global growth, while simultaneously controlling costs. The solution let kgb seamlessly support the expansion of its new service offerings, including a text answering service, Web-based answer site and more than 100 local dealer sites globally, while containing global network support costs. Additionally, Dimension Data provided a clear process for escalation to its top-tier experts in case kgb’s first line of support was unable to resolve a problem.

DLT Named Top Quantum Partner

DLT Solutions has received a Top Partner Performance award from the annual Quantum Federal Excellence Award program. The program recognizes DLT's top revenue performance in Fiscal Year 2011, as well as an overall commitment to selling and supporting the Quantum line of backup and recovery devices. Quantum's Federal Excellence Award program was established in 2009 to recognize outstanding performance from their resellers as well as individuals within the partner community who significantly impact the company.