Another useful case study/reference for IBM LotuslIve Engage in the UK:
Azlan, the enterprise division of Tech Data Corporation, is a leading value-added distributor of enterprise technology solutions in Europe. The company employs more than 590 people, operates in 16 countries, and has developed a network of more than 8,000 resellers that sell hardware and software to businesses across Europe.
Azlan, one of Europe’s premier IT distributors, wanted to build a network of resellers for IBM Lotus small business solutions. The company wanted to find an effective way to communicate information and provide training on these products.
Azlan signed up for IBM LotusLive Engage – a cloud-based online platform that enables the rapid creation of secure, private online communities and provides file-sharing, instant messaging and virtual meeting rooms.
Enables Azlan to create an online community for its partner network rapidly, with no up-front investment. Avoids the need to deploy software on servers or local PCs, helping to save maintenance and support costs. Replaces occasional face-to-face meetings with regular online collaboration, helping to reduce travel expenses and building closer working relationships. Simplifies file-sharing and version control, helping to improve the accuracy of communication.