PRESS RELEASE: Liferay Names SMC a Platinum Partner
Software company is Liferay's first Platinum Partner in Italy
FRANKFURT, Germany – (August 14, 2012) – Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced today that SMC, an Italian software firm, has been elevated to Platinum Partner. More traction in sectors adopting open source technologies has led to an uptick in Liferay Portal interest in several European markets.
"We are proud to call SMC our newest Platinum Partner," said Joseph Shum, Liferay's Director of Operations in Europe. "In the past seven years, SMC has dedicated itself to working with Liferay to bring outstanding services and products in web portal technology to Italy. We look forward to continuing to supply the Liferay Portal user base in Europe with innovative technologies that are delivered with stand-out professionalism and dedication."
SMC is an Italian software firm with more than 30 years experience in information and communication technology and 270 employees in 16 branches. SMC's expertise in Liferay encompasses intranets and extranets, social collaboration, content management, project and portal development and corporate websites. Enterprise open source technologies have found strong support in various European markets, including Italy, across a variety of sectors. Some of the most active sectors include public administration, finance and insurance.
"We are honored to become Liferay's first Platinum Partner in Italy," said Riccardo D'Avella, president of SMC. "Our customers praise the quality, completeness of functionality and efficiency found in Liferay Portal. We strive to continue to partner with Liferay in offering expert technical assistance and addressing our customers' sophisticated business solution needs across a breadth of use cases."
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com.