Friday, November 07, 2008

Astadia launches Cloud Computing Acceleration Program


CCAP is a global initiative that will allow members in US, EMEA, APAC and Latin America to take advantage of Astadia’s sales and services infrastructure and vertical market products to grow Cloud Computing practices. Benefits of CCAP include:

  • Fast track entry or acceleration into the Cloud Computing world
  • Territory based in-bound leads
  • Market development plans to jump-start sales
  • Comprehensive sales support for projects of any size
  • Training and certification on Astadia Cloud Computing methodologies and processes for maximum customer success
  • Access to the Astadia Global Development Centre – a world-class Cloud Computıng development facility
  • Access to Astadia integration and vertical market solutions
  • Expert assistance in transitioning software applications to the Cloud

“The traditional SI and VAR business models must evolve due to the success Cloud Computing offers customers,” said Bobby Napiltonia, senior vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, salesforce.com. “Traditional SIs and VARs are realizing that they need to harness the power of Cloud Computing to stay relevant and service client demand. Astadia´s Cloud Computıng Acceleration Program is designed to help SIs and VARs rapidly build market leading Cloud Computing businesses, leveraging Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform. CCAP members get to leverage Astadia’s customer success, global foot print and best practices to benefit from the generational shift in how businesses buy and consume technology.”

Ernie Riddle, President & CEO of Astadia notes “Since starting Astadia in 2002, we have focused on building a platform for growth and client success. Our vision for Astadia has been to help clients look at their 5 year technology roadmaps and plan for long term migrations to the best Cloud Computing technologies. CCAP is the natural extension of our capabilities and brand. CCAP partners are critical to our future growth as we look to cover more geographies and vertical markets. Over the last two years we have had success partnering with other leading SIs and VARs in the US and around the world. CCAP is a way to formalize this process and expand our offering to customers in key markets.”



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