A Kenyan IT company has emerged among the few recognised during the just concluded 2020 Microsoft Inspire awards.
Dubbed Cloud Productivity Solutions (CPS), the Kenyan firm was elected based on its commitment to customers, the impact of their solutions, and the exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
“As a company, we have always believed in bringing technology closer to those who need it most, allowing everyone to ultimately achieve more. We’ve been able to do this through connecting our partners with customers and each other – enabling business growth and driving digital transformation,” said Ibrahim Youssry, General Manager at Microsoft Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets.
The Award recognises Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. All winners have played a crucial role in cultivating and sustaining the powerful ecosystem as part of Microsoft’s greater mission on the continent at large.
CPS won the Global Teamwork Partner of the Year 2019 after having displayed a phenomenal work on Microsoft Teams, and has continued to transform customers not only on Teams but also in security, guaranteeing for their second win in a row.
Other winners from the continent include Salt Essential IT from Namibia, that has been at the forefront of driving a modern workplace story infused with their own solutions and bundles. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt has assisted customers, governments, and schools to transition to Teams, with an added security bundle.
Cloudware from Ghana also got recognised for supporting Microsoft on several accounts with true impact, leading customer face time in the field in alignment with the Cloud strategy. The organisation delivers workshops and support on Azure consumption by customers.
“Our commitment to our partners doesn’t just start and end with recognition. For success to be sustained, continuous support is required. This is why we continue to invest in the appropriate programs, training, and resources that will enable our partners to generate demand for as well as scale their solutions,” continued Youssry. “We continue to look at internal ways to provide innovative products and services to our partners, helping them to not only succeed but also deliver solutions that are valuable to customer needs.”
The 2020 award ceremony was hosted as a virtual event that shone a spotlight on the successes of Microsoft partners in more than 100 countries. This year, 11 winners were selected from 8 regions in Africa, including from Kenya and 3 from the Levant region.
The 2020 Microsoft Partners Awards acknowledged partners in 49 categories, celebrating each of the solution areas, industries, and sectors globally in which Microsoft technologies are used.
Microsoft introduced 10 new categories this year, including the first-ever Community Response Award, which recognizes partners that have made a great difference, providing innovative and unique services or solutions to help solve problems for our customers and community during these unprecedented times.
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