Awards and recognition showcase Softchoice's prowess in Microsoft, cloud, data center,
and operational excellence
TORONTO, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, is pleased to announce it took home multiple awards from Microsoft's recent annual World Partner Conference. The awards and other recognition showcase the value-added services Softchoice provides in helping clients maximize their Microsoft investments, migrate workloads to the cloud, and modernize their data centers.
"No other solutions provider in North America has our end-to-end capabilities to support clients in the planning, implementation and ongoing management of Microsoft's expanding cloud portfolio," said David MacDonald, Softchoice's President and CEO. "From technology consulting, implementation and deployment services, to our Keystone Managed Service for Office 365, System Center and Windows Servers, we're helping clients get the most out of their Microsoft investment and realize the promise of Microsoft's suite of services in the cloud."
Award highlights include:
- Winner of Microsoft & HP Alliance Partner of the Year, Virtualization and Private Cloud, Canada
- Winner of a Microsoft Operational Excellence Award for 2015 (Softchoice's 12th time receiving this designation)
- Winner of Microsoft Cloud & System Center specialist Cireson's Partner of the Year
- Finalist for International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners' (IAMCP) Cloud Partner of the Year, US Region
- Finalist for Microsoft Canada's Impact Award for Digital Marketing Innovation
- Finalist for Microsoft Canada's Impact Award for Educational Digital Literacy
Elsewhere on the partner awards circuit, Softchoice was recently recognized as EMC Canada's Central Region Partner of the Year, and Softchoice moved up the ranks on CRN's Solution Provider 500 (formerly the VAR 500) list to #25.
"Over the last 18 months, Windows Server 2003 end-of-support created a compelling event for us to lead meaningful discussions with our clients about business agility and growth aspirations, and how to align both to a modern cloud and data management strategy," MacDonald said. "Leading with our TechCheck assessment services, we're able to provide complete views of the client's IT infrastructure and design a roadmap to modernize their data center and migrate key applications to the cloud – leveraging years of experience with the biggest players in the industry like Microsoft and HP."
Softchoice is currently the #1 Microsoft cloud partner in Canada, #3 in the United States (based on revenue) and recently also qualified for Microsoft's new Cloud Solution Provider designation. These achievements reflect Softchoice's growing portfolio of Microsoft cloud-focused managed services offerings and deep expertise in volume licensing, software asset management, and managing Office 365 and Azure deployments. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Softchoice has over 150 pre-sales, licensing, and system engineers dedicated to the Microsoft platform, and is capable of serving customers anywhere in North America.
As a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation, asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.
SOURCE Softchoice Corporation
For further information: Media Contact: Joel Hoidas, Communications Manager, Softchoice, 416-588-9002 ext. 222590