Caase.com team delirious with joy after winning Microsoft Award
Caase.com, from Enschede, has won the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award. Caase.com was selected from a group of more than 6,000 partners and 27 nominees as the best overall Microsoft partner. The reasons given were its continuous innovation, its comprehensive knowledge of Office 365 and Azure, its successfully implemented projects, and its effective management of Microsoft technology.
The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award is the most prestigious award in the IT industry. Each year, it is awarded to Microsoft partners throughout the world who excel in the areas of innovation, adoption and their contribution to new business. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will present the prize to Caase.com at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto on 12 July.
Victor-Jan Leurs, the CEO of Caase.com, commented ‘This is totally awesome, of course. In addition to endorsing our excellent relationship with Microsoft, which is based on cloud and innovation, winning this award particularly validates the good work we do with, and for, our customers. Being the number one Microsoft partner in the Netherlands is a reward for our entire team, for our hard work, our passion and our commitment to cloud computing. I am extremely proud of that. What makes it even more special is that the jury selected Caase.com as a finalist in three other global categories: Cloud Packaged Solutions, Windows and Devices Deployment, and Public Sector: Government. This shows that Caase.com is not only the top Microsoft Partner in the Netherlands, but that it also ranks among the very best global partners in all areas.’ These annual Microsoft Awards have various categories, and the winners are chosen by the jury from nominations in 119 countries throughout the world.
Ron August, Director of Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners at Microsoft Netherlands says that ‘Caase.com is a very deserving winner of the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award. A unique approach that places its client’s success front and centre, together with the provision of integrated cloud and platform solutions, makes Caase.com an innovative and successful game-changer in our partner channel.’ According to Ron Augustus, this approach – coupled with solutions based on Office365, Azure, EMS and Windows 10 – enables Caase.com to successfully realize Microsoft’s goal of ‘Reinventing Business Productivity and Building the Intelligent Cloud’ for its entire customer base.
‘We are honoured to declare the Dutch company Caase.com Country Partner of the Year’, says Gavriella Schuster, General Manager of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft headquarters. ‘As a Microsoft partner, Caase.com is a good example of the exceptional talent needed to deliver innovative solutions that make the difference. Caase.com is making an important contribution to Microsoft’s success, at both national and international level.’
Price results in extra growth and jobs
According to Victor-Jan Leurs, this award will boost Caase.com’s growth. ‘We have heard from previous winners that the status of Country Partner of the Year boosted their appeal to potential customers’, says Mr Leurs. ‘As a result of this growth, we expect to recruit 10-15 additional consultants in the upcoming period.’
Caase.com helps companies, government bodies, and healthcare facilities find their way to ‘smarter cooperation’ in the Microsoft Cloud. Working safely, at any place and on any device, while keeping low IT costs low. Caase.com is the specialist in the area of Microsoft Office 365, Azure, EMS (mobile management) and Windows. For its customers, it creates an optimal collaboration platform for employees, partners and suppliers. It achieves this by means of advice, migration, adoption, training, and management.
Caase.com supplies Digital Workplace (Social Intranet), which it developed in-house. Together with the correct adoption, Digital Workplace ensures that customers find the route to the cloud to be pleasant, successful and highly effective. Until recently, Caase.com was located at Kennispark Twente, which is dedicated to innovative entrepreneurship and open innovation. In 2011, in collaboration with Kennispark Twente and the University of Twente, Caase.com founded Centre4Cloud, a centre of expertise in the field of Cloud Computing.