Mimecast is channel focused and our partners are critical to our achievements as a fast-growth technology company. This is why we were particularly delighted to be named Cloud Specialist Vendor of the Year at last week’s CRN Channel Awards. This recognition follows lots of hard work to support our partners with new services that build on their historic offering and meet the growing requirement for cloud computing – such as our Office 365 Services portfolio.
Mimecast’s life began in the cloud, and because of that, we believe our channel programme stands out from other, more traditional, vendors. Many resellers have been concerned about the impact the cloud would have on their businesses. But the reality is that most organizations need a great deal of advice and support to adopt cloud services. Selling complementary cloud products, training or building additional managed services, particularly around security, are great ways to add value and revenue.
We were also highly commended in the Security Vendor of the Year category. As security threats have evolved further over the past 12 months, the UK IT channel increasingly needs to work with vendors who are continuously investing in technology upgrades to protect against new threats. Our Broad Spectrum Email Security for Office 365 offering has created partner opportunities for new value-add services while Targeted Threat Protection now protects enterprises from the growing risk from spear phishing.
We would like to commend our partners who also saw considerable success at the awards:
+ Software Vendor of the Year. Judges Commended: Microsoft UK
+ Managed Services Provider of the Year. Winner: Kelway
+ SMB Reseller of the Year. Winner: Green Fields Technology
+ Mid-Market Reseller of the Year. Judges Commended: Total Computer Networks
+ Enterprise Reseller of the Year. Winner: Bytes
+ Reseller of the Year. Winner: Kelway. Judges Commended: Servium
These awards add to the recognition we had earlier in the year in the CRN Vendor Report where we scored 2nd overall against the top 50 vendors in the UK.
We are proud of what we and our partners have achieved, both in terms of the industry recognition we have enjoyed like last week’s award, but also how we have helped their customers benefit from the cloud.