It’s time for our blog to take its annual break from providing the channel’s most-valued source of best practices, hints, tips’n’tricks, and coding workarounds to instead share some truly exciting “personal” news. Microsoft just announced their global Partner of the Year winners and finalists, and we are pleased to report that we won in two categories and were named a Finalist in a third!
In the last few years, we have racked up Partner of the Year awards in Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Sales, and Marketing, as well as Power Apps. Well, we’re proud to announce that in 2022 we are being recognized in three additional categories. Reflecting the experience, innovation, and versatility of our teams, we were named:
- Winner of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Global Partner of the Year
- Winner of the UK Partner of the Year
- Finalist in the Internet of Things Global Partner of the Year category
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize partners in the Microsoft Channel for exceptional delivery of Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards are classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,500 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries.
HCL wins Microsoft’s 2022 Healthcare & Life Sciences Global Partner of the Year!
This award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative healthcare and life sciences services or solutions based on Microsoft cloud technologies, driving customer growth, transformation, and enhanced patient care. It also requires business leadership and consistent customer success, with strong growth in new customer additions and cloud revenue while maintaining and growing the existing customer base.
HCL wins Microsoft’s 2022 UK Partner of the Year!
This award acknowledges outstanding achievements and innovations from Microsoft partners in the UK, recognizing partners that have built solutions and services on Microsoft clouds, platforms, and workloads, as well as seen substantial growth in their customer base and revenue. In our case, this award celebrates successes and innovations related to HCL competencies, cloud technology, and entrepreneurial spirit, in addition to highlighting the great work done by HCL in various industries and in driving social impact.
While the US Market remains the most competitive for Microsoft Partners, UK has been growing rapidly for the last decade. To be identified by Microsoft as 2022 best partner in the United Kingdom is truly an honor.
HCL is also named a Finalist for Microsoft’s global 2022 Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year!
This award recognizes a partner that has designed, developed, and deployed Internet of Things (IoT) solutions built on Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and intelligent edge innovations. These solutions help companies to quickly improve their businesses just by knowing more about their ‘things,’ such as where they are at any given time or predicting maintenance needs to ensure zero downtime – ultimately improving business results and increasing customer value. The award requires partners to demonstrate accelerated adoption of Azure by building IoT solutions with Azure certified devices or developing and deploying a complete IoT solution using the Windows 10 IoT platform, Open Source IoT device, Azure IoT Central, Azure Preconfigured Solutions, or a fully custom solution built on Azure IoT Hub.
We are living in difficult times, so there are certainly more important things to celebrate than winning awards and trophies. That said, we at HCL are profoundly thankful to our employees for their continued dedication and perseverance in the face of ongoing adversity, illness, and uncertainty. To come out on the other side of the last few years with three more awards from Microsoft is especially gratifying. It is the ultimate recognition for our business, and a true testament to the innovation and quality of work we provide for our clients.