We are proud to announce that R2i has been chosen by the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) as SME of the month of January 2018. This nomination is part of a year-long contest, Spotlight on SMEs, which will determine the SME of the year in the technology sector. Watch the special video made for this occasion.
It only took us two years of existence to become one of IBM’s largest storage and server partners in Canada, reaching the Platinum level, the highest IBM partner recognized level in the world. Our goal: to support any and all organizations involved in the development and innovation of artificial intelligence by offering them the most advanced technological solutions tailored to their needs.
What motivates and sets us apart: our customers’ success
An area of strenght and how we differentiate ourselves is by innovating in a so-called traditional market almost abandoned by our competitors who believed our niche market could no longer sustain any growth. That has helped us become trusted advisors for organizations transitioning to modern IT systems and those requiring IT staffing. We are one of the few IBM Power System experts in North America and our certifications inspire confidence and credibility to our customers.
Maintaining our skills is therefore a key element of our growth. We’ve acquired over 40 certifications in the IBM ecosystem. We try to bring value and focus on the customer’s needs and we consider our offering an investment that allows them to reduce their risk. We make sure that not only decision-makers understand our solutions, but also those who will benefit on the ground.
We are growing
Our revenues now exceeds 10M per year, which represents a growth of 1200% since R2i came to life in 2014. From 5 founding original employees, we’ve now grown to a team of twenty. Our business objectives: increase our market share and our conversion rate. To achieve this, we plan to increase our sales and technical staff and open new locations in Ontario and parts of the United States. Beyond our traditional skills, since December 2017, we have also launched a new 24/7 Network Operations Center which includes a multilingual and multiplatform support offer.
Spotlight on SMEs Contest
The AQT’s Spotlight on SMEs Contest aims to recognize the success of the marketing of Quebec SMEs in the technology sector. Each month, an independent jury elects companies that automatically become finalists to become the SME of the year. The contest is being conducted in collaboration with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), CGI and Videotron Business Services, with support from BCF Business Law.
For more information, visit: L’Association québécoise des technologies (AQT)