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Ricoh earns Gold Partner certification with leading application delivery vendor, F5

Sydney, Australia, 15 September – Ricoh is pleased to announce it has achieved Gold Unity Partner certification with F5, the market leader in application delivery. The partnership also sees Ricoh appointed as one of F5’s first partners to the F5 Unity Partner Support Program.

Ricoh’s technical and sales teams now have the certification to provide partner and customer support at Levels 1 and 2 – known as Ricoh NetSupport for F5 – from its 24x7 network operation centre. 

The partnership is the latest in a growing list of strategic partnerships that Ricoh has formed with leading vendors as it expands to become a true, end-to-end IT services provider. 

Matt Dixon, Head of IT Services, Ricoh Australia said, “Ricoh is committed to working with customers to simplify and streamline their increasingly complex IT ecosystems. Strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors enable Ricoh to complement its own solutions, regardless of scale and breadth, to deliver complete workplace technology solutions that drive significant productivity and cost savings.

“Achieving Gold Partner status with F5 strengthens Ricoh’s offerings in managed IT services to deliver more flexible and integrated solutions to its customers. 

“Ricoh customers will benefit from streamlined servicing of their F5 infrastructure and improved network management. The partnership also provides Ricoh with more competitive pricing structures that we can then bring to our customers.”

Rob Malkin, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at F5 said, “We are delighted to welcome Ricoh to the F5 Unity Partner Program. This alliance is part of F5’s continued investment in world class partners that are excelling in the optimisation of F5 solutions. The success of our partners means a positive experience for customers, enabling them to achieve maximum results on their investment in F5 solutions.”

Ricoh became an Authorised Partner of F5 Networks four years ago and has since rolled out F5 Networks solutions with industry leaders in the travel, banking and retail industries. 


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Kim Viney or Jessica Fell, Write Away Communication + Events
kim_viney@writeaway.com.au | jessica_fell@writeaway.com.au | 02 9978 1400

Cathy Taylor, Corporate Communications Manager, Ricoh
cathytaylor@ricoh.com.au, 02 8977 1477 

| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems. 
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com 

About F5
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data centre, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com

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