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Acronis academy trains 100 channel partners in first six months

Smallworld IT Becomes 100th Reseller to Achieve ‘ACE’ Accreditation

LONDON, UK., 26 October, 2010 - Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced it has successfully trained 100 UK channel partners in the Acronis Academy Programme over the last six months.

The company launched its Acronis Academy training programme in March 2010 to provide Acronis’ channel partners with in-depth technical and sales training.  The two-day, on-site class covers training and instruction on the company’s migration and disaster recovery solutions, including the Acronis° Backup & Recovery 10™ portfolio. Partners who complete the course receive the Acronis Certified Engineer designation.

The course also delivers best practice advice on business’ disaster recovery strategy and how to take advantage of technologies such as virtualisation and deduplication.  It is designed to help IT administrators better manage their IT infrastructures and, ultimately, to help save costs.

Julian Small, Owner at Smallworld IT said: “The Acronis Academy training is a very comprehensive course. I am confident that it will help us achieve our sales objectives.”

In order to meet the growing demand for the ACE training courses, Acronis has recently joined forces with QA, the UK’s leading training company, to expand the programme reach in the UK.

“Having set aggressive goals of training 100 UK resellers, the Academy has got off to a great start.  Our partnership with QA will help us accelerate the expansion of our training and certification programme across the country,” said David Blackman, General Manager of Northern Europe, Acronis.

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About QA

QA is the UK’s leading training company providing customers with an unrivalled range of training solutions to help people and organisations build their skills. QA runs more than 1500 courses, in over 20 locations, working with over 200 consultants. . For additional information, please visit:

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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