By Samuel Ouma
Kenyan IT firm, Cloud Productivity Solutions (CPS), reaped big in the recently concluded 2020 Microsoft Inspire awards.
The firm won the Global Teamwork Partner of the Year for doing phenomenon work on Microsoft Teams as well as transforming customers in security. CPS also continued building specific bundles for the Teams that increase consumption and help customers lower costs. It also opened an office in Uganda this year. The company bagged the same award during last year’s awards ceremony.
The Award recognizes Microsoft Partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“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 the General Manager at Microsoft Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets, Ibrahim Youssry.
Other winners from the continent are Salt Essential IT from Namibia and Cloudware from Ghana.
Salt was recognized for being at the forefront of driving a modern workplace story infused with their own solutions and bundles. Since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has been assisting schools, customers and governments to transit to teams plus offering security bundle.
On the other hand, Cloudware was awarded for assisting 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.”
Winners were selected based on their commitment to customers, the impact of their solutions and the exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.