LONDON NOVEMBER 04, 2020 - SOUTHWORKS, global systems integrator and remote software development firm, announced that it has achieved Microsoft Partner Network Gold Competencies in three new areas: Application Development, Data Analytics and Data Platform. Microsoft Gold competencies let companies demonstrate areas of technical capability, and demonstrates best-in-class capability within a specific Microsoft solution area.
Additionally, SOUTHWORKS developers have earned 32 individual certifications in various skills across Microsoft’s Azure Platform. In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the company created a training program for employees, giving them the encouragement, tools and opportunity to train for certifications with its biggest technology partners. In the five months that SOUTHWORKS has offered the program, more than 80 employees have taken a Microsoft training course, including Developing Solutions for MicrosoftAzure, Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure,Implementing an Azure Data Solution, and Designing an Azure Data Solution.
“As cloud computing and cloud services become more tightly woven into the fabric of everyday work for businesses around the world, our customers need and expect us to be experts in every facet of cloud development,” said Johnny Halife, EVP & General Manager.
“Some of our biggest customers use Microsoft Azure – more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies also rely on it– so for us, attaining these Gold Certifications means that our customers know they’re hiring a team of experts, and that we have the advanced capabilities onAzure they need.”
Both the Gold Certifications and SOUTHWORKS’ training program reflect the company’s dedication to providing the expert service to customers usingAzure.
“We want to be able to meet our customers at every step of their cloud journey,” Halife said. “Our ‘Own it. Bring it. Prove it’ approach means that we make everything right for our customers from the start. Earning these GoldCertifications, along with the dozens of individual certifications our employees have achieved over the past few months shows our commitment to that approach and lets our customers know that we have the expertise to tackle any projects they have.”
SOUTHWORKS is the global systems integrator and development firm companies turn to for help with complex, high-profile projects. With more than 400 developers working in ten countries, SOUTHWORKS has the global presence and great talent to deliver digital and cognitive transformations for its clients. Our “own it, bring it, prove it” approach ensures that our clients can make everything right, without the endless hand-holding and do-overs outsourcing is known for. SOUTHWORKS Based in London, SOUTHWORKS was founded in 2004 and has delivered more than 1,000 projects for companies like Discovery, Microsoft, Roku, Haivision and the PGA Tour.