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Africa rising: Microsoft honours its partners in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa rising: Microsoft honours its partners in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius-based ICT major Anglo African Ltd was feted by Microsoft at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, which took place July 13 – 17 in Washington DC. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft has announced the winners of the 2014 edition of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards and the Microsoft West, East and Central Africa (WECA) Partner Awards last week.

Mauritius-based ICT major Anglo African Ltd was feted by Microsoft at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, which took place July 13 – 17 in Washington DC.

Pan-African ICT firm Anglo African Ltd won the title of Microsoft’s Management & Virtualization Partner 2014, in recognition of its achievements as a world-class solutions provider in the information and communications technology domain.

“Being chosen as Microsoft Partner of the Year is a great honour for Anglo African. Over the years, we have achieved great success by offering world class solutions across government and private sector companies,” said Madhav Purang, Senior Systems Specialist (Anglo Systems), Anglo African Ltd.

“Customers demand cost-effective and timely solutions tailored to their business, and we have succeeded in delivering this value to them. Most importantly, we have achieved all this by using the best technology in the industry and by building local capacity,” he added.

The global event honours the achievements of Microsoft’s partners and serves to recognize those partners who excel in developing, deploying and supporting Microsoft’s software solutions and driving regional competitiveness. Their accomplishments should be viewed as examples of excellence for every Microsoft partner.

“Our partners form a critical part of Microsoft’s business model and the fact that we have 10,000 partners across the continent means we can reach almost every corner of Africa,” says Paul Bunting, General Manager of Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands and French Pacific.

“They are certainly important to us because they help us expand our reach, but they also help us achieve something bigger: fuelling transformative innovation across the continent by developing technologies developed by Africa, for Africa,” he added.

Besides Anglo African Limited, two other Mauritian companies were feted at the ceremony: Bhumishq Technologies Limited won honours as Hosting Partner of the Year 2014 for Sub-Saharan Africa while FRCI won the Country Partner Award 2014 for Mauritius.

The rest of the winners of the Country Partner of the Year awards for Sub-Saharan Africa are Axxend Ltd, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, Hermes System of Réunion and FTF Senegal, Senegal.

The global event honors the accomplishments of Microsoft partners and this year, there were more than 3,200 applications from 112 countries for 46 different global categories.

These awards recognize the work done by these partners who excel in the development, deployment and support of software solutions from Microsoft, while increasing regional competitiveness. Their achievements should be considered as examples of excellence for each partner of Microsoft.

Today, there are 1.3 million companies worldwide who are Microsoft partners and together account for 95% of Microsoft’s revenues. The scope and scale of this network is extensive, involving distributors, resellers, retailers, systems integrators, independent software vendors, OEMs, hosters and gamers.

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