For the second time in three years, Ergo has won the Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year award for demonstrating the highest level of excellence, superior technical ability and innovation in the deployment of market-leading Microsoft-based solutions.
John Purdy, Chief Executive of Ergo, said, “As the IT landscape continues to evolve, our strength lies in our ability to bring together and customise the components of the Microsoft stack, delivering business-changing solutions to our customers. Our success has always been based on meeting their needs.”
Paul Rellis, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland, said, “Ergo has delivered an outstanding contribution to our joint customers. Over the last year, they have demonstrated their commitment to delivering excellence, innovation and value to Irish businesses, powered by their ongoing investment and commitment to Microsoft.”
With expertise across 11 Microsoft competencies, including Unified Communications, Systems Management and Virtualisation, Ergo has been responsible for some of the most significant Microsoft projects in Ireland over the last 12 months.
Key projects include customising Office 365 for 1,500 aid workers in Goal; a Business Intelligence solution for Topaz that extracts data from 1.5 million transactions a week; the migration of 600 users to a new Exchange messaging environment in St Luke’s Hospital, and the deployment of a passenger information application for Aer Lingus, built on the Azure platform.
Ergo is also the largest employer of Microsoft accredited engineers and developers in Ireland, a dedicated team that Paul Rellis praised for their ability and “top-class commitment to delivering value by fully embracing our portfolio, especially our online services”.
Microsoft has been particularly impressed at the way Ergo builds on its product platform to provide customised solutions. With a unique combination of software and infrastructure skills, Ergo puts its customers first as it helps them leverage the latest technology for business advantage.
Partnering Microsoft in its cloud strategies, Ergo is already a successful exponent of application development on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and a leading provider of the Office 365 software-as-as-service suite, with particular strengths in SharePoint and Lync.
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. Awards are presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide.
The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award honours partners at the country level who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to mutual customers over the past year. Ergo was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as demonstrating excellent subsidiary engagement in Ireland.
This award recognises Ergo as succeeding in effective engagement with their local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.
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