IBM and Sakon Renew Global Alliance Partnership, Setting the Stage for a New Era in Network Transformation
Companies to Continue Driving Network Efficiencies and Cost Savings within IBM and across the Global 2000 through Advanced Managed Communications Services
Armonk, N.Y. and Concord, MA – September 14, 2019 – IBM and Sakon, the leading platform and services provider for managing enterprise communications and cloud services, today announced they have renewed their Global Alliance Partnership. Under the strategic agreement, Sakon will continue providing technology and services to IBM, including the use of the Sakon Platform, to streamline and enhance its global communications network, while also partnering with IBM to deliver advanced managed communications services to joint enterprise customers.
Since 2009, Sakon and IBM have successfully partnered on more than 20 large-scale managed communications services initiatives for global enterprise clients, spanning network expense management, enterprise mobility, and network transformation. Including the groundbreaking network expense optimization work done to date within IBM, the companies have delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to clients while paving the way for the Global 2000 to transform their networks through the adoption of SD-WAN and other performance-enhancing technologies.
“Sakon has been a trusted partner of ours since 2009,” said IBM Global Practice Lead. “Their Platform and services have played an essential role in enabling IBM to deliver differentiated products in the marketplace, including our SD-WAN offering and managed communications services for strategic global accounts.”
Added Dan Hughes, President, Sakon, “Our Global Alliance Partnership with IBM has been a tremendously productive one. Renewing our contract together sets the stage for ongoing, world-class innovation in managed communications services and network transformation both within IBM and for the world’s largest enterprises. We are looking forward to an incredibly exciting next chapter working with IBM on the frontiers of enterprise communications.”