Advanced shares this status with just one per cent of Microsoft partners worldwide
1 AUGUST 2012 - Advanced 365 (Advanced), a market leading managed services provider, has achieved the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner status, an accreditation shared with only one per cent of Microsoft partners worldwide.
The Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner programme is designed to recognise and reward high performing partners that have a proven track record of delivering Microsoft cloud solutions to their customers. Advanced was awarded Cloud Accelerate Partner status after successfully providing Microsoft Office 365 to more than 500 users, demonstrating significant Microsoft cloud expertise.
Neil Cross, Managing Director of Advanced 365 says, “We have many years’ experience providing Microsoft cloud services, with our cloud offering having seen rapid take-up in recent years. We are very proud of this Microsoft accreditation, especially as we share the privilege with only one per cent of partners worldwide. This marks another significant milestone for Advanced.”
Josh Waldo, Senior Director in the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, says, “We are excited about Advanced 365 joining the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate program, which provides top cloud partners with technical and business support to build and sell cloud solutions based on Microsoft technologies, offering incredible value to customers. The partners in this program are doing amazing things and are looking to differentiate their businesses and better serve customers with Microsoft cloud solutions.”
Advanced, which designs, deploys, operates and improves IT services from the desktop to the data centre, recently became one of the first UK IT companies to earn a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Sharepoint 2010 qualification. The company is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with six competencies and a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner with four competencies.
Advanced 365 customers include The Nursing and Midwifery Council, Notting Hill Housing Trust, Cazenove, ISS, Zolfo Cooper and Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Care and Public Safety.
Advanced 365 is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading UK supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.
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About Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft® Office 365 is a Web-based service that gives users the option to work from any location with an internet connection. Hosted in the cloud, Office 365 offers a cost effective alternative to purchasing upfront hardware and software and includes Office Professional Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.
About Advanced 365 www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/365
Advanced 365 designs, deploys, operates and improves IT services from the desktop to the data centre, helping customers to align their IT to their core business requirements. Advanced 365 aims to help IT departments free themselves from day to day operational activity to allow them to deliver strategic value back to their business by creating an agile and scalable infrastructure that is closely aligned to their core business operations.
This is achieved by:
- Managed services focusing on the core utility components of customers’ IT operations (e.g. monitoring, backup, email and hosting).
- Application development to deliver a fully-supported application managed service for both existing legacy applications and new applications developed by Advanced 365.
- Delivery either as a hosted service managed via the Advanced 365 data centre suite, remotely from customers’ comms rooms, as part of a Cloud-based service via one of the many public cloud platforms available, or as a hybrid solution utilising a combination of these delivery environments based upon customer requirements.
Advanced 365 has achieved Microsoft Gold status in communications, desktop, virtualisation, server, business intelligence, portals and collaboration.
Liz Ebbrell and Angela Mycock, Advanced Computer Software Group
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