Corporate | July 12, 2021

ICT Leader Honoured for Demonstration of Excellence in Innovation and Implementation of Microsoft Technology

Doha, Qatar

Qatar’s leading ICT provider has announced it has been named Microsoft Qatar Partner of The Year 2021.

News of Ooredoo’s accolade was shared in an official announcement from Microsoft on 8 July 2021. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
The 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award recognises partners at country level that have seen substantial growth in their customer base and/or revenue by driving customer impact and satisfaction with Microsoft Cloud offerings. Partners nominated for this award demonstrated effective engagement with Microsoft; innovation, competitive differentiation and customer value resulting in a profitable business that showcases the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services; and capability in driving Microsoft’s Cloud offerings with Gold level Cloud Competency. Partners must also have demonstrated their commitment/alignment to Microsoft in one or more of the Solution Areas: Modern Work and Security, Business Applications and/or Azure.
Awards were classified in various of categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.
Ooredoo’s submitted nomination was based primarily on the successful design and implementation of the TASMU Platform, the central foundation around which the Smart Qatar (TASMU) Program is built. Through the Ooredoo-Microsoft collaboration, TASMU’s unique proposition is placed at the heart of the Qatar digital ecosystem; from launching the platform in record time to targeting diverse sectors and use-cases on a national level, the achieved and projected success of the platform remains a true indicator of the colossal potential unlocked via the aligned efforts of Ooredoo and Microsoft.
Ooredoo teaming with Microsoft has also had a significant impact in many other areas of its business, such as the Microsoft Azure Data Centre in Qatar that is built by Ooredoo; the ongoing Data Centre migration assessment for large enterprises and government organisations; major deals on Microsoft ExpressRoute (the Ooredoo Cloud Connect service); and significant sales of Microsoft 365 in the small-medium business segment.
Thani Al Malki, Executive Director Business at Ooredoo, said: “I am delighted and proud that Ooredoo has been recognised by Microsoft as Partner of The Year 2021 for Qatar. With innovation at the heart of our strategy, and our goal of achieving digital transformation, creating and developing such alignments is key to our success and key to delivering the best products and services for our customers. We look forward to many more years of aligning efforts with Microsoft, for the benefit of both parties and for the ongoing development of Qatar.”
Congratulating Ooredoo on winning the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, Lana Khalaf, General Manager of Microsoft in Qatar, said: “We are pleased to present this prestigious award to Ooredoo, one of our long-standing partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience. The award reflects Ooredoo’s leadership as an ICT provider implementing advanced solutions to fuel new growth opportunities and unlock greater value for customers in all sectors. We have collaborated with Ooredoo on many path-breaking projects in the country, the latest being the TASMU Platform, and we remain committed to empowering all our local partners to provide our customers with the latest technologies and accelerate the country’s digital transformation.”

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