Crowborough-based business computing specialist Compatibility Ltd has been accepted as an exclusive Cloud Champion Partner – a status held by less than one percent of Microsoft Partners around the world. It becomes the first business of its kind to achieve Cloud Champion status in Kent and East Sussex.
Cloud Champions receive the most advanced training and support from Microsoft and this will allow Compatibility to increase the breadth of the cloud-based services that it offers to local and national organisations who are keen to take advantage of the productivity and cost savings available.
“We are delighted to be joining such an exclusive and coveted group”, said Paul Smart, Managing Director of Compatibility. “More than 500 of our customers are already seeing marked benefits from using cloud-based services to both increase productivity and reduce operating costs. This number is expected to grow exponentially over the next couple of years as more cloud-based services come on line and the extra level of support and training that Cloud Champion status brings us will help us to be at the forefront of that opportunity.
Compatibility’s cloud services focus around the Microsoft Office 365 suite which delivers familiar Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools without the need for expensive server hardware. Cloud services not only help businesses to lower capital expenditure costs but also offer a range of simple tools which can tailor applications for specific business needs. The affordable, flat -rate monthly fee offers flexibility using a variety of applications that can affect productivity, data storage, application delivery, unified communication, collaboration, and security by leveraging products included in the Office 365 offering such as SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync.