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BlackBerry announces first wave of platinum partners

Channel StrategyMobility

BlackBerry today announced its first group of partners that have achieved platinum status through its Enterprise Partner Program.

ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and Novalink are four partners that are now ranked in the top tier of the program, which was launched in May. According to BlackBerry, the tier recognizes partners that are certified in “the complete BlackBerry portfolio of competencies and have the most in-depth technology skills and expertise,” the company said.

“ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise Partner Program by providing excellent consulting, professional services, support and software lifecycle management opportunities for customers moving to mobile business,” Richard McLeod, vice president of global channels at BlackBerry said in a statement.

According to the company, solution providers must build competencies in disciplines including support, system integration, technical sales, and advanced sales.

Partners that achieve platinum will receive incremental service discounts and support services.