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Key Information Systems Announces IBM PureSystems Competency Center

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Center is designed to give users a hands-on experience in evaluating the latest IBM business computer platform.

Key Information Systems, an IT systems integrator and Premier IBM Business Partner, announced at COMMON 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition that the Key Info PureSystems Competency Center to assist organizations interested in the revolutionary new PureSystems business computer platform announced by IBM on April 11. The Competency Center is co-located with the IBM-authorized Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) at Key Info’s headquarters in Woodland Hills, CA and includes the latest PureSystems hardware and software, work rooms, assessment services and specialists certified on PureSystems. Here are the highlights:

  • April 11: New IBM PureSystems platform announced
  • BPIC: IBM-authorized Business Partner Innovation Center at Key Info HQ
  • Competency Center: Co-located with Key Info BPIC
  • Features: PureSystems platform, meeting rooms, certified specialists, assessments
  • Center Assessments: Free Self-Test and On-Site Assessment for PureSystems
  • Key Info: Leading IBM Premier Business Partner and systems integrator

Key Info provides IT infrastructure and systems architecture solutions and services that focus on virtualization, IT security, server consolidation, storage management and business continuity.

Lief Morin, President, Key Info, stated: “The Center allows us to concentrate all the available hardware, software, people and facilities to support our clients in evaluating how IBM’s important PureSystems announcement could help them to improve their IT effectiveness, save on IT and energy costs and improve their bottom line.”

Pete Elliot, Director of Marketing at Key Info, reported: “We are pulling the most experienced members of our Solutions Architect Team and Professional Services Team into this project to make sure that clients looking at PureSystems have the best skills available to them. Our certified PureSystems specialists will be working with clients in our own extensive BPIC facility that we have invested over $2 million into over the past five years.”

IBM announced the PureSystems platform in April to combat the current workload devoted to integration and maintenance work just to keep complex computer systems and data centers up and running efficiently. Their announcement states, “The new systems family offers clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain.” The announcement points out, “The prime challenge facing companies worldwide is the need to spend 70 percent or more of IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance, leaving little to invest in innovation.[1] Two-thirds of corporate IT projects are delivered over budget and behind schedule, according to a recent study by IBM which also found that only one in five corporate IT departments are able to spend the majority of their IT budget on innovation.”

Elliot added, “We are happy to be announcing our PureSystems Competency Center at the annual meeting of the COMMON user group where much of the interest of attendees is expected to be focused on this latest blockbuster announcement from IBM.”

Elliot continued, “We are pushing IBM for early delivery of PureSystems to equip our BPIC for demonstrations and tests with our clients. The Competency Center is a major focus of ours throughout the remainder of 2012 and is up and running now.”

The first deliverable from the Competency Center, the Key Info PureSystems Self-Test providing a quick assessment of potential need for PureSystems, was distributed at the COMMON Conference. An in-depth On-Site PureSystems Assessment is available through the Center’s certified specialists.

For more information about IBM PureSystems, the PureSystems Competency Center and PureSystems assessments, contact Pete Elliot at Key Information Systems, Inc., 27100 Oxnard St., Suite 250, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1.818.737.2804.

Reference Links

COMMON Annual Meeting: http://www.common.org/index.php/annualmeeting.html

Key Info PureSystems Competency Center: http://www.keyinfo.com/products-we-offer/puresystems/puresystems-compentency-center

Key Info PureSystems Self-Test: http://www.keyinfo.com/products-we-offer/puresystems/self-test

IBM PureSystems Announcement: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems/us/en/index.html#tab:http://www/subtab:default

Key Information Systems is a leading technology firm in the western United States, specializing in solutions for corporate infrastructure, business continuity, virtualization, security and storage, as well as an IBM Premier Business Partner, AVNET Premier Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner. The company represents VMware, IBM PureSystems, IBM storage solutions, Microsoft and Brocade solutions. Key's virtualization, high-availability and fault-tolerant solutions are backed by a complete range of professional services including critical assessment, financing, systems integration, installation, training and maintenance.

Corporate headquarters are in Woodland Hills, CA, with additional offices in San Francisco, Irvine and Phoenix, AZ.  An IBM-authorized Business Partner Innovation Center is maintained at the Woodland Hills location.

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