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  • Writer's pictureShaw Innes

SixPivot Achieves New Microsoft Competency

[BRISBANE, QLD, Australia — 4/05/2017 —] [SixPivot Pty Ltd, Cloud First Innovator], today announced it has attained a [Gold Cloud Platform competency and a Silver Application Development Competency], demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within a small percentage of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. A portfolio of competencies showcases that SixPivot is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of our mutual customers.

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise and, for gold competencies, designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

“These Microsoft competencies showcase our expertise and commitment in today’s technology market and demonstrate our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Faith Rees, CEO.  “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By accomplishing a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners’ proficiency and expertise of Microsoft technology is instrumental in helping our mutual customers continue to drive innovative solutions.”

All 22 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.

Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency demonstrates our expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

SixPivot is a cloud first innovator and the creators of Cloud Ctrl. A software development and strategic management company who work with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Customers who are building software products for commercial production across diverse industries. SixPivot develop products such as Cloud Ctrl that are enablers for customers in an evolving digital marketplace.  We are part of the Microsoft Ventures Global Initiative via the Microsoft innovation Centre as well as a Silver Application Development and Cloud Platform Partner. Led by a handpicked team of some of Australia’s most accomplished technologists, Six Pivot can help you with an end to end product development process from strategy and future roadmaps, through to channels to market through global vendors.





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