CCL achieves another Citrix first

By July 2, 2016News

Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) achieves Citrix Networking for Application & Mobile security specialisation, becoming the first New Zealand Citrix partner to hold two Citrix Specialisations.

Citrix Specialisations form a cornerstone of the Citrix Solution Advisor (CSA) programme, designed to enable customers to quickly identify best-in-class partners who can ensure real world results and optimise investment in Citrix technologies.

“In such a fast paced industry it’s really important to be ahead of the game. Our culture has been built delivering excellence, pushing ourselves to be the absolute best that we can.” said Ralf Donkers, Chief Architect End User Compute at CCL. “As a team, we employ some incredibly talented engineers, and we have a culture that encourages everyone to upskill and stretch themselves to achieve their full potential”, “this really shows through in achievements like this, it’s a proud moment for us to be the only New Zealand partner to hold two Citrix specialisations.”

To achieve Citrix Specialists status partners must complete traditional training and exams, while also proving real world capability through client validation and a challenging design and implementation exam which is designed to mirror a high pressure client environment.

“The Citrix specialisations with their real-world result requirements are an important demonstration of how we can deliver results for our clients by using the latest technologies and advancements.” added Donkers.

“I would be lying if I said we weren’t nervous going into the practical parts of the Citrix assessment, it’s a high pressure scenario designed to weed out all but the top Citrix partners. At CCL we value the importance of delivering real world results for clients, ‘Street-Smarts’ over “Book-Smarts” and it’s really served us well on this one”.

“It’s great that New Zealand partners are leading the way on specialisation,” added Belinda Jurisic, Channel Sales Manager, Citrix A/NZ. “CCL was the first Citrix partner in APAC to gain a specialisation and now the first New Zealand partner to complete two. For customers, working with a Citrix Specialists gives them the assurance that they are working with a partner that has demonstrated outstanding capabilities and results”.

CCL currently hold Citrix Specialisations in Virtualisation and Networking for Application & Mobile security.