TenFour Leaves VAR Business to Focus Entirely on IT Infrastructure as a Service

Morristown, NJ – June 14, 2019 – Effective immediately, TenFour is shifting its business away from value-added reselling (VAR) to focus all of its resources, personnel, and operations on delivering IT infrastructure as a service (ITIaaS).

Over the course of more than 20 years of operation, VAR has comprised a significant portion of TenFour’s (formerly Alliant Technologies) business and has enabled the company to build important relationships with customers and industry partners, but the future of business is subscription-based.

"We started as VAR and built a reputation as the company that solved hard problems. We’ve gained a deep understanding of what customers need most: lower operational costs, focus on strategic initiatives, predictable expenses, and minimized network downtime," said Bruce Flitcroft, TenFour’s founder and CEO. "To win in the Digital Age, IT organizations must shift their focus from boxes and wires to the data and applications that drive competitive differentiation. That’s why we’re among the first to transform to an end-to-end IT infrastructure subscription service."

Amid the rise in popularity of Cloud and software-as-a-service purchasing, TenFour has continued to refine and deploy their ITIaaS offering, providing customers a scalable, on-demand private domain IT infrastructure solution that includes everything required to operate an IT environment at one single price per month. As TenFour has grown and the business world has embraced Cloud/SaaS models, VAR business has become an increasingly outdated segment of the company’s portfolio. Though an invaluable element of the company’s past, VAR is only holding TenFour back.

"A new consumption model is required to reliably manage and empower the technical elements of business operations. From the spread of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the advent of big data, IT is increasingly responsible for generating revenue," commented William Fellows, co-founder and Vice President of 451 Research. "Simply put: IT professionals have more important things to worry about than day-to-day operations, and VAR services may no longer be sufficient to pick up the slack."

For TenFour this change means less time, work, and resources divided between VAR and ITIaaS offerings and more focus on providing the quality of service customers deserve. TenFour will continue to deliver the reliable IT infrastructure service it’s become known for, suffering from fewer defects, delivering a higher standard of performance, and costing less over time than traditional in-house operations.

Going forward, TenFour’s team is dedicated to providing the best ITIaaS experience it can, so customers are best equipped to accomplish the goals that set them apart from their competitors: transforming their operations, moving into new markets, acquiring new competitors, and changing their business to accommodate fresh technologies and customer expectations.

TenFour is committed to its customers’ success and will honor existing VAR contracts for the remainder of their current duration. For more information about TenFour, its service, or this change, please visit www.tenfour.com, email hello@tenfour.com, or call +1 973 267 5236.

ABOUT TENFOUR

TenFour believes businesses deserve the freedom to focus less on daily IT challenges and more on Digital Age innovation. That’s why we’ve built the first private domain, global IT infrastructure service. From routers and switches to Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) implementation and Internet of Things (IoT) integrations, we deliver the reliability and performance IT leaders need to drive digital transformation. And we don’t just plan, install, operate, maintain, and refresh our service; we retain ownership and responsibility for all of its components and pass on none of the risk. IT leaders are building the future of business, but they don’t have to build it alone. TenFour’s ready to help.

PRESS CONTACT

Katie Patterson
TenFour
+1 973 775 4112
kpatterson@tenfour.com

Scott Alcott, Former Comcast CIO, Joins TenFour Board of Directors

Morristown, NJ – December 21, 2018 –TenFour, a provider of private domain IT Infrastructure components in a subscription model, is excited to welcome Scott Alcott as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Alcott, an award-winning C-level executive and technology innovator and catalyst, will guide TenFour in its vision for the IT industry.

Alcott most recently acted as the CIO of Comcast Cable from 2012-2018. In his tenure at the $80 billion telecom and media company, Alcott transformed Comcast’s technology to make it a powerful competitor in the digital age. Only the second CIO in Comcast’s 35-year history, Alcott had to overcome legacy software and tools while overseeing 1,500 full-time employees and leading the infrastructure, operations, development, engineering, and lifecycle management of all IT services enabling corporate and HR systems.

Other past positions include CTO of Belgacom, a Belgium based telecom company, and General Manager of Marketing for Ameritech Corporation, now AT&T. Alcott has also served on upwards of a dozen Board of Directors and holds two U.S. Patents.

"The best CIOs have already handed over day-to-day management of many compute, storage, software development platforms, and other 'engine room' functions to multi-tenant, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS specialists," said Alcott. "But, a large part of a CIO’s ecosystem still remains 'uncloudified': routers, switches, wireless access points, firewalls, IP phones and IoT devices hang on the network in exploding numbers. TenFour’s unique offering allows us to address these remaining parts of the IT ecosystem that have not yet been 'cloudified.' We pull in all of this disparate infrastructure into a reference architecture, actively monitor and manage the full lifecycle through a single control plane and deliver it all as an SLA-based end-to-end service. I’m excited to join the TenFour Board of Directors as they help today’s CIOs 'cloudify' the remaining part of their ecosystem allowing them to focus entirely on transforming their enterprises and customer experiences."

With the visionary mind of Scott Alcott, TenFour is excited to continue paving the path towards the future while helping CIOs focus on their greatest digital transformation efforts.

ABOUT TENFOUR

TenFour believes that IT should just work and wants IT leaders and organizations to focus on innovation instead of boxes and wires. That's why TenFour builds exceptional, private domain, global IT infrastructures that are simpler, have fewer defects, and cost less to operate. TenFour delivers IT just like power or water utilities, where the customer pays only for what is used. It is a less complicated model for IT that positions IT leaders to redefine their resources and drive business priorities. TenFour creates a fearless and honor-driven environment that empowers their employees, customers, and partners to reimagine IT to ignite innovation in the Digital Age.

TenFour CEO Bruce Flitcroft to Give Keynote at CIO Digital Transformation Summit

Morristown, NJ – November 5th, 2018 – Bruce Flitcroft, CEO of TenFour, will give a keynote presentation at the CIO Digital Transformation Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, November 12th. The Summit runs from November 11th to November 13th. Flitcroft’s presentation will focus on Digital Transformation and the skills enterprises need to get ahead of the curve and win the Digital race.

Flitcroft is the CEO and Founder of TenFour, formerly Alliant Technologies. He has a strong commitment to innovation and digital transformation, and an even greater commitment to helping enterprises transform.

The CIO Digital Transformation Summit is an annual event hosted by CDM Media. The event aims to bring together C-level Executives, analysts, and solution providers and provide them a space to network, brainstorm, and learn about the latest technology- and business-related topics and trends.

Members of TenFour’s leadership team are often featured as keynote speakers at a variety of business and technology conferences across the US. Follow TenFour on social media @tenfourIT to see where they will appear next. Organizations interested in working with TenFour should contact press@tenfour.com to schedule Flitcroft or others to speak at industry events.

ABOUT TENFOUR

TenFour believes that IT should just work and wants IT leaders and organizations to focus on innovation instead of boxes and wires. That's why TenFour builds exceptional, private domain, global IT infrastructures that are simpler, have fewer defects, and cost less to operate. TenFour delivers IT just like power or water utilities, where the customer pays only for what is used. It is a less complicated model for IT that positions IT leaders to redefine their resources and drive business priorities. TenFour creates a fearless and honor-driven environment that empowers their employees, customers, and partners to reimagine IT to ignite innovation in the Digital Age.