October 16, 2014
Press release

Acronis Delivers Key Innovations to Drive Partner Education and Enablement

Announcing the Acronis Academy eLearning Platform and the Acronis Partner App

Woburn, Mass. - October 16, 2014 - Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the availability of the new Acronis Academy eLearning Platform and the Acronis Partner application for improved access to assets that help partners build sales and technical expertise in Acronis products. This announcement was made at the Acronis Partner Advisory Council (PAC), taking place from October 14-16 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

The Acronis Academy eLearning Platform is an online learning management system that provides sales professionals with convenient, valuable insights in how to position, sell and deploy Acronis solutions in an increasingly challenging marketplace. The Acronis Sales Professional (ASP) training is the first course offered in the eLearning format, and additional product-specific training modules will be introduced over the next few months. Partners can expect the following benefits from this new platform:

· Flexible Learning - Partners can become experts in new generation data protection technologies offered by Acronis whenever it's convenient for them - even if they only have 15 minutes to spare and are traveling. The platform's smart system allows training participants to come and go without losing their progress, enabling them to complete training at their own pace.

· Engaging Lessons - The interactive program is designed to fully equip Acronis Partners with everything they need to know to pass sales and technical exams to enhance their careers.

· Global Availability - Partners all over the world can take advantage of the Acronis Academy eLearning Platform. Currently the training is offered in English, with more languages coming soon.

"The Acronis Academy eLearning Platform is transforming the way training and education materials are delivered," said Andrey Zevakhin, Senior Director of Training, Acronis. "The availability of tailored sales and technical training anytime and anywhere will make it easier for Acronis partners to become a trusted advisor and preferred solution provider to their customers."

Acronis Partner is a free application that provides access to the latest Acronis news, product collateral, competitive information, and training available on the Acronis Partner Portal. This application is currently available to partners in North America as native iOS and Android applications and can be downloaded directly from application stores on a smartphone, or by visiting http://partnerapp.acronis.com

For more information about Acronis partner education, you can visit the Acronis Partner Portal here: http://partners.acronis.com/training/


About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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