A leading managed IT firm in the Tees Valley has achieved the Gold standard with its Microsoft partnership.
The multi-award-winning technology solutions provider specialises in managed IT, business software, connectivity, cloud and telecoms, making it perfectly qualified to give advice on all aspects of IT.
razorblue are one of the few managed service providers in the region to wholly own their infrastructure, including an independent backbone network in each of their datacentres. This means they are in complete control of reliability and quality assurance.
Through razorblue’s unique and proactive end-to-end approach to IT solutions, the company has flourished year on year in one of the most volatile and competitive sectors and established an impressive client portfolio which includes a huge variety of businesses in both private and public sectors.
Staff at Teesside-based razorblue were delighted when the company was awarded official Microsoft Gold Partner status while achieving Gold Membership for both cloud productivity and small and mid-market cloud solutions.
Gold status is only awarded to those partners that Microsoft recognises as having ongoing excellence in specific areas of technical expertise.
razorblue bosses say the firm’s proactive approach to new technologies, team development and exceeding customer demands is what allows it to continually grow and expand – and has led to achieving the accolade of Microsoft Gold Partner, the highest status available from Microsoft’s widely respected partnership programme.
Dan Kitchen, CEO of razorblue, said this level of membership for both cloud productivity and small and mid-market cloud solutions demonstrates that the firm possess exceptional capability within these Microsoft solution areas.
Team members from razorblue were required to undertake Microsoft Certified Professional certifications. This validates the company’s IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, proven and industry-recognised exams covering an extensive array of Microsoft products.
Dan says achieving the prestigious status is a show of commitment to razorblue’s ever-evolving Microsoft suite, both for its own use and in the interests of its clients, “by expertly implementing Microsoft solutions for the best possible client outcome.”
He said: “razorblue has proven yet again that we have kept pace and excelled within the constant evolution of this competitive, fast-moving sector by employing and developing technicians, engineers and technical architects who possess a wealth of knowledge and technical qualifications.”
He added that razorblue’s certified technicians and technical architects, as well as other members of the team, receive ongoing Microsoft training and undertake examinations “to guarantee their level of expertise is unparalleled and available to every client whenever they need them.”
Being a Gold Partner affords razorblue “unrivalled” access to Microsoft. This includes direct access to advanced support partners within Microsoft Business Solutions, resulting in speedier response times and first-class support as well as the latest knowledge and resources.
Dan added: “This partnership status is a welcome reward for our hard work, focus and dedication to be the very best IT solutions provider for businesses across the UK.
“I am extremely grateful to and proud of our team members who have studied hard to be awarded these certifications and achieve this accolade for Team razorblue.”