London, 25th October 2012: i-KOS (www.i-KOS.com), the Drupal-powered eCommerce specialist, has been promoted from Enterprise partner to Enterprise Select partner by Acquia, the Enterprise guide to Drupal.
i-KOS is one of the few Drupal specialists to be awarded Enterprise Select partner status. Achieving Enterprise Select status follows i-KOS’s approval as Acquia’s first UK training partner.
There are three levels of Acquia partnership: Ready, Enterprise and Enterprise Select. Enterprise Select partnership is by invitation only. Acquia invites its partners to this level based upon exceptional performance in key areas including: business results, Drupal contribution, marketing program development, technical expertise and complex project experience. i-KOS has consistently invested in developing each of these areas. Acquia recognises i-KOS’s commitment, performance and plans for the future.
The Acquia partnership programme is one of the industry’s key endorsements of quality, innovation and success. Acquia partners include some of the most prolific contributors to the Drupal community, who have completed successful Drupal projects worldwide for clients large and small.
i-KOS supports client’s business strategies through a variety of services, including eCommerce, bespoke module development, content management development and implementation, information architecture, web marketing and internet strategy. Recent growth has seen i-KOS open an office in Brighton to meet expanding client needs.
Myles Davidson, Managing Director, i-KOS, commented: “Enterprise Select partnership with Acquia perfectly complements - and, indeed, strengthens - our proposition by offering critical support and truly global Drupal hosting: both essential requirements for many of our eCommerce clients. Our clients see us first and foremost as a solutions provider and Enterprise Select Partner status reflects our commitment to investing in technical expertise across the business and our long-term partnership with Drupal.
Richard Jones, technical Director, i-KOS, added: “Acquia's hosting and network services provide 99.95% stability, complete with industry-leading tools to optimise the performance and scalability our client demand. Our alliance with Acquia is a true match for our business needs and those of our customers.”
Tim Norman, EMEA Channel Director, Acquia, said: “Acquia is actively strengthening our channel business throughout Europe and I am pleased that i-KOS have achieved our top partner status – they join a select, and growing, number of commercially aware, technically savvy organisations who work with Acquia to promote Drupal in the enterprise.”
i-KOS is an e-commerce specialist powered by Drupal. Founded in 2000, i-KOS ensures sustainable online business for its clients by developing and building successful, expandable open source e-commerce sites that meet the needs of both consumer and enterprise.
i-KOS provides the complete open source e-commerce delivery life cycle - from consultancy, internet strategy and user interface design to Drupal build and programming, testing, training and post-project support. i-KOS’s open source websites and applications have maximised online ROI for companies including IPC Media, IDG and PomeGreat.
i-KOS has offices in London and Hove and works closely with partners Acquia and CommerceGuys to bring Drupal powered e-commerce to clients across a wide range of sectors, including media and publishing, financial services, healthcare and retail.
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realise the full power of Drupal while minimising risk, as it’s done for more than 2,400 enterprise customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, World Economic Forum and Mercedes-Benz. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com.