Column Technologies, a global technology, management consulting, and services leader, today announced a global strategic alliance with SMI Telecoms, a specialist provider of service management solutions to the communications industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, Column Technologies will establish a global services practice to support the implementation of SMI Telecoms’ OS3 product suite. This initiative builds on Column’s existing strategy to develop industry vertical solutions and service capability.
Column Technologies and SMI Telecoms are already working together on a number of client opportunities through an existing reseller partnership. This agreement will reinforce Column’s commitment to increase its presence and competence in the communications, media and entertainment industries.
“We have been working with SMI Telecoms and BMC Software on various deals involving OS3 and believe that the product suite offers the telecoms industry a purpose built solution to meet the increasing challenges facing communication service providers” stated Rob Yario, Principal of Column Technologies. He further commented that “OS3’s adherence to telecoms industry standards provides an excellent enabling platform for Column to base its implementation and resource development strategies.”
Phil Brooks, CEO of SMI Telecoms said “The OS3 Suite is built on the BMC Remedy platform and therefore Column Technologies is well placed and a logical partner for us to provide global services for OS3 given their status as a leading reseller and services partner of BMC Software.”