Westcon-Comstor postures to bring value back to Microsoft resellers in Africa
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has created a full spectrum of service offerings to compliment the delivery of Microsoft solutions and products to its reseller partners across the continent. With this announcement, Westcon-Comstor resellers will be able to procure their Microsoft solutions digitally, sign up as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP), tap into accredited training as well as gain access to a host of online resources.
A long-standing partner of Microsoft, the value-added distributor is now extending the reach of its CSP programme throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, enabling customers on the continent to fast track their business to the cloud. This is in addition to the company’s recent appointment as an accredited Microsoft learning centre for the region.
“Microsoft continues to be a core vendor for our business, but to date our offerings in Africa have been limited,” states Tidiane Lo, Director of Westcon at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are pleased to announce that this is no longer the case. Our resellers will now have access to the full Microsoft stack, from CSP, to Azure and everything in between.
“Furthermore with the imminent launch of our digital procurement solution BlueSky in the region, our customers in Africa can now procure all of this digitally.”
In order to fulfil its promise as a value-added distributor, Westcon-Comstor has developed a full service offering for new and existing Microsoft partners. The goal of which is to ensure optimal channel enablement, while ensuring that resellers have access to not only Microsoft technologies, but resources too.
As an accredited Microsoft Learning Centre in the region, partners can now ensure that all of their training competency levels are met. The distributor is now also extending its Velocity offering, a feature rich online platform boasting a host of learning tools and resources to help resellers grow their Cloud computing business, to partners across the continent.
“As a continent we are ready for the cloud and customers are viewing it as the perfect means to leapfrog legacy technology investments. Microsoft solutions are the perfect fit to do just that, but partners in our region have had to endure arduous procurement processes, little access to training and resources to assist their business goals,” states Lo. “As Westcon-Comstor we are putting a stake in the ground by offering our resellers in the region access to world-class solutions with world-class support.
“We are calling on all of our existing partners, as well as those interested in onboarding Microsoft, to reach out to us and find out exactly how we intend to bring value back into distribution throughout Africa,” ends Lo.