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Ensono Achieves Platinum Partner Status with IBM
Jim Magnus, VP, Partner Engagement
Thursday, February 14, 2019

IBM is one of the leading providers of mainframe solutions, so as a recognized leader in mainframe management, we’re thrilled to announce Ensono has been named a Platinum Partner by IBM. At Ensono, we’re committed to providing clients with optimal IT services, and our relationships with established organizations, like IBM, are a testament to that commitment.

A relationship built on service

This Platinum Partner status is the highest business partner designation awarded by IBM and was earned after demonstrating competency in various areas, ranging from security to IT optimization, in addition to providing strong evidence of excellent client satisfaction.

"Congratulations on becoming a Platinum level IBM Business Partner,” said Ross Mauri, GM of IBM Z. “We value your commitment and the contributions you are making to build the ecosystem and put smart to work for clients around the world."

Our work with clients like the State of Kansas, who we worked with to modernize its mainframe environment, was a major factor in earning this achievement. For example, by working with us, the State was able to reduce costs, equating to approximately $1.8 million per year, or 20 percent annually. In addition to helping the State build a long-term strategy for IT support, we provided increased flexibility to better accommodate capacity changes and added reliability for its mission-critical applications, garnering the client satisfaction that IBM required.

A commitment to clients

The Platinum Partner status recognizes organizations like us, who show commitment to helping clients excel in their digital transformations and beyond. Through the Platinum Partner status, our associates will have access to training resources and learning opportunities to further their expertise and knowledge base.

“Being named an IBM Platinum Partner validates the hard work that we devote to our clients daily,” said Jim Magnus, vice president, technology partnerships, Ensono. “Our relationship with IBM allows us to continue providing clients with the latest in mainframe technologies and unmatched talent they’ve come to expect. It’s an honor to be recognized by an industry leader, and I am incredibly proud of the team for consistently delivering the high-quality service that helped earned this achievement.”

As we continue to grow, it’s opportunities like this that will allow us to provide support tailored to each client’s unique needs.

 

About the Author

Prior to becoming Ensono's Vice President of Partner Engagement, Jim served as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Acxiom Corporation where he was responsible for IT Procurement, Asset Management, and Software Compliance – serving on Acxiom’s capital approval committee and Enterprise Architecture board.

Jim has over thirty years’ experience in IT sourcing, strategy, compliance and sales. He served in the Arkansas General Assembly as Governor’s Floor Leader, House Minority Leader, and member of Joint Budget. Rep. Magnus chaired the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and IT – responsible for legislative oversight of state IT policy. He holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.