London, 11th January 2017 – Communications technology business TeleWare today announced it has attained a Gold Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
The benefits of the cloud to businesses of all sizes are well documented and TeleWare has been at the forefront of cloud innovation and development within the scope of business communication. The upgrade of its Silver Cloud Platform Competency to Gold is a recognition of the company’s dedication to providing cloud-based solutions to enhance business communication. In 2016, TeleWare demonstrated its cutting-edge approach when it achieved the world’s first routing, recording and analysis of a call completely through the Microsoft Azure platform. Following this, another world first was achieved when it completely migrated fixed-line recording to the cloud—both huge steps forward for cloud computing. The Gold Cloud Platform Competency also continues to validate TeleWare’s alignment with Microsoft as a business.
Steve Haworth, CEO TeleWare said, “We have worked closely with Microsoft for many years and have gained a range of gold and silver competencies. This is essential as it forms part of our strategic plan to demonstrate our leading position, not just in our industry, but in cloud communications. We are consistently developing new products with a cloud-first mentality, also using this mind set to review our established products before they are migrated to the cloud. Our relationship with Microsoft allows us to take advantage of their world-leading technology and we are very excited to work with Microsoft and their partners to provide unique solutions that help customers realise their full potential.”
“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”
The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. Differentiate your company with the Cloud Platform competency, and you will be eligible for Signature Cloud Support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
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