Equiniti ICS wins Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year

Thu 07 Aug 2014

Equiniti ICS has been announced as winner of the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year 2014, Ireland

Belfast-based IT services firm Equiniti ICS has been announced as winner of the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year 2014, Ireland. 

The annual awards celebrate the achievements of Microsoft partners with ground-breaking solutions built on Microsoft technology.  The award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solutions’, market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

Equiniti ICS was selected from 18 partners in Ireland and recognised at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, which took place July 13–17, 2014, in Washington, DC.   

Equiniti ICS won the award based on its proven commitment to hosting through a dedicated programme of engagement, investing heavily in our Microsoft partner relationship, employee training and cloud related technologies. Specific award criteria included:

•         Year on Year Revenues Growth of 27% with Microsoft Business

•         Investment of time and people in Microsoft-led activities

•         Fully focused on delivering the complete Microsoft technology stack

Prior to winning the award, Equiniti held Microsoft Gold Partner status in the categories of Application Development and Collaboration and Content. As well as operating a Microsoft Centre of Excellence in Chennai, India. The company holds over 1PB of data on its 600 physical and 2,700 virtual servers at its data centres in Belfast and Worthing.

Martin Cullen, Small and Mid Market Solutions and Partners Director for Microsoft Ireland said: “This award recognises Equiniti’s commitment over the last 12 months. Equiniti has delivered significant growth from our previous fiscal year, having executed this from investing hugely in Software as a Service)SaaS by being cost-effective and gaining access to latest Microsoft technologies, but also by providing flexibility to changes in business requirements.

“Equiniti has built and successfully groomed a team internally around hosting and infrastructure, which will be one of the company’s key areas going forward.

“We are delighted to recognise this award and are excited about working with Equiniti even more closely this fiscal year.”

Nigel Farr, Director, Equiniti IT Services, said: “Receiving this award is fantastic news for the business, and receiving it at Microsoft’s biggest partner event, World Partner Conference, was a real highlight. Our customers benefit significantly from our cloud-based services and this award recognises the strong relationship we have built with Microsoft over the years and our commitment to Microsoft technologies to deliver bespoke solutions to complex requirements.”