Hirdaramani IT arm, H ONE recently achieved Microsoft’s highly coveted ‘Gold Cloud Productivity Partner’ status which is considered the highest accolade granted by Microsoft to its global Cloud Partners. Armed with the expertise of deploying over 27,000 cloud seats, ‘Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity Partner’ status further cements H ONE’s role as one of the most sought after companies in the region for cloud related solutions.
Having recently made history at the Microsoft Sri Lanka Partner Awards ceremony with their third consecutive win of the Sri Lankan sub’s most prestigious cloud award – Microsoft Office Enterprise Partner of the Year in 2013, 2014 & 2015, the current achievement further cements the company’s clear focus on cloud based services since its inception. “It also reflects the growth and maturity of the cloud practice at H ONE, which is built on a foundation of highly qualified technical resources, proven best practices, strong customer references and a commitment to showing return on investment,” says Samath Fernando – Chief Executive Officer, H ONE.
“By achieving a portfolio of competencies, our certified partners demonstrate deep expertise and consistent capability on the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “H ONE shows true commitment in meeting customer technology needs today and into the future which makes them one of our foremost Cloud Partners in the region.”
Best known for their success in complex cloud migration projects for clients such as John Keells Holdings, MAS Holdings, Softlogic Holdings and The Capital Maharaja Organisation, H ONE has a proven track record in providing cloud-based solutions across the banking, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, education and leisure sectors.
H ONE’s Cloud Team utilises Best Practices from Microsoft’s Center of Excellence for Office 365 and is also known for success with its customer-tailored Cloud Adoption Program (CAP) which drives department-wise utilisation, facilitates culture change and creates awareness on productivity and best practices with regards to security. The program measures success through various KPIs depending on the company’s strategic business vision.
Commenting further, Samath Fernando said “This latest achievement is truly a reflection of the trust and confidence our customers continue to place in H ONE as their preferred Cloud Partner. We are proud to be part of their success and are looking forward to doing even greater things with them in the future.”
“Moving forward we are focused on greater returns on investment, cost reduction and facilitating efficient working styles that are in keeping with the needs of a next-gen workforce whilst also addressing potential security challenges which is a pressing need of our customers today. Together, we’re working towards greater, cloud – enabled businesses that compete more fiercely in the global arena, and a cloud-empowered Sri Lanka,” he added.