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Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) And Abacus Solutions Enter A Strategic Partnership To Offer Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) And Hosting Solutions For IBM i Series Customers.

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Philadelphia, PA – August 18, 2017 -- Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Abacus Solutions to present Abacus’s Infrastructure as a Service offering and additional value add services for IBM i series customers.

ICCG is an enterprise software focused consulting firm with a global presence and a track record of more than 2,000 business and digital transformation project executions across ERP, Supply Chain Planning and Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Solutions and Product Life Cycle Management Solutions deployments.  

Abacus Solutions is a global provider of IT infrastructure hardware and services that has operated out of Atlanta, GA since 2000.  Abacus offers customized network, server, storage, cloud, as well as IT services and solutions.  At Abacus, We Get IT. 

ICCG and Abacus Solutions have established strong market positions and look to this new partnership to provide value-added resources for their customers. Both have strong connections to Infor; ICCG is a Gold Channel and Global Alliance Partner for Infor and Abacus is an Infor-approved hosting partner.


Balachandran Anantharama, Senior Vice President for ICCG, welcomed the new partnership as an important strategic addition to ICCG’s solutions portfolio. “This is a unique partnership that merges ICCG's deep consulting expertise and experience in IBM i based enterprise solutions for with Abacus’ IT Infrastructure service offerings that help businesses lower the cost of IT through services and solutions that simplify server, storage, networking, and security infrastructure,” said  Bala Anantharama.

This Partnership enables ICCG to offer to its IBM i series customers a range of Infrastructure support solutions, including Hosting of IBM i, Disaster Recovery and High Availability as a value add service and enablement of sandbox test environments for IBM i customers before they plan an upgrade of their enterprise software – ‘Upgrade Factory” and more.

Since 2000, Abacus Solutions has worked with more than 10,000 customers. “As the IT industry increasingly became 24/7/365 oriented, we adapted to our clients’ needs with more direct interaction, enhanced offerings, and custom services,” said Scott Johnson, Abacus Solutions Partner Alliance Manager. “We look forward to working with ICCG and believe this partnership will provide Abacus an opportunity to serve more IBM I Series customers running proven enterprise systems such as Infor M3, BPCS, System 21, PRMS and MacPac and Warehouse Management systems like PKMS.”

About Abacus Solutions
Abacus was founded in July of 2000 as a global IBM AS/400 and RS/6000 brokerage house with the goal of providing hardware solutions from an ethical company that truly represented their customers’ best interest. They quickly expanded inventoried product lines encompassing Cisco, IBM Storage, IBM xSeries, HP-9000, HP-Proliant, and Sun. This allowed them to provide server, storage, and networking solutions to a variety of customers including: leasing companies, business partners, consultants, end-users, and other wholesalers.

Since inception Abacus has grown year to year – success attributed to the loyalty shown to both customers and employees - and they are on their way to further establish themselves as a premier, white-glove IT solutions and technology provider.

Abacus is an IBM Power & Storage Premier Business Partner and IBM an Premier Managed Service provider.  With over 7 years of providing IBM i Cloud hosting – focusing on the Infor ERP end users - our customer base has grown to over 100 cloud customers, with 1000’s of users supported globally.  

About Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG)
Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) is a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider for the Enterprise. Since 1988, ICCG has been providing innovative information technology solutions, always with an eye on the changing market and technological horizon. ICCG offers complete application and IT infrastructure services and support to meet key business needs and long-time global customers continue to rely on ICCG to satisfy their diverse and growing business needs. ICCG is dedicated to helping customers bridge their gap between ERP and SCM technologies and business problems to deliver greater value from their technology investments. ICCG’s functional and technology expertise spans Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS) Product Life Cycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Business Intelligence (BI), Business Process Management, and Systems Integration and Migration.

By specializing in five specific industries, ICCG has developed extraordinarily deep industry knowledge and are experts in mapping technology to your industry’s needs. Combine with a technology and application expertise, ICCG is uniquely qualified to accelerate the results. ICCG, Inc. is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

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