IT services provider Vital Network Solutions has been rewarded by Microsoft for its high standard of service in deploying the cloud-based IT software solution Office 365.
The Knaresborough-based company has achieved the Microsoft Productivity Silver competency having satisfied stringent criteria including a measurement of the number of successful Office 365 migrations and deployments completed for business users.
The company also had to provide customer references to help demonstrate its level of service, meet a exact sales target in a 12-month period and have employees with specific Microsoft examinations.
Cloud Productivity competency is aimed at businesses that partner with Microsoft to deliver its Office 365 for Enterprise product.
Lee Evans, Vital Network Solutions’ managing director said: “This is really great news for the company especially as only six months ago we were awarded Microsoft’s new Small and MidMarket Cloud Solutions competency.
“As the cloud subscription model becomes increasingly more relevant and far more prevalent, awards such as the Microsoft Productivity competency help us to further demonstrate our ability and experience in this area.”
Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, said: “By achieving a silver competency, organisations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top five per cent of Microsoft partners worldwide.
“When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”