Quiss has achieved the Microsoft Cloud Platform silver competency, which is based on our abilities to help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud.

Microsoft changed the way it assesses partners last year and has ensured the competencies are harder to achieve, but now reward businesses like ours that fully engage with the Microsoft model and in particular the benefits of Azure.

Paul Tozer, Head of Cloud Services here at Quiss, Explains: “This is a great achievement for us and stands testament to a lot of hard work, by a lot of individuals across the business, from engineers studying for additional qualifications to the sales team explaining the benefits of Azure to their prospects and clients.

“The benefits of our achievement may not be immediately apparent to our clients, but we now have access to specialist technical support at the heart of Microsoft to help with client problems. This ensures we can address issues more quickly and more efficiently, to deliver more effective resolutions, typically without our clients being aware.

“Growth of our business is reflected by the growing demand for infrastructure, software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. And this achievement further demonstrates our commitment to help organisations of every size leverage the cloud to achieve competitive advantage.

“This is just the latest in a number of competencies from Microsoft that reflect our ongoing commitment to keeping the skills and capabilities of our people ahead of the digital transformation wave.”

Microsoft UK’s Chris Howell said: “Quiss has achieved this competency by demonstrating the levels of spend, skill, knowledge and customer endorsement we are seeking, to confirm they understand the aims of our business, whilst delivering what they say they will for each client.

“These competencies are based on a combination of service and sales, rather than the size of the business and number of qualified employees. Optimising its capabilities and demonstrating its deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products, Quiss is strengthening its partnership with us and these accreditations show prospects and clients alike that they are a trusted partner.”