Strencom, the only Irish provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), has been awarded Irish Microsoft Partner of the Year for Communications. Strencom was recognised by Microsoft for a second year running due to its market leading position for UCaaS in Ireland and its substantial growth in new business over the past twelve months. In 2013, Strencom was awarded Microsoft Ireland Hosting Partner of the Year.
Strencom's UCaaS platform is the only fully hosted Microsoft Lync solution available in Ireland. In the first six months of 2014 Strencom hosted 250,000 minutes of web conferencing for its customers around the country. It has increased users on its Microsoft Lync platform by 450% and expects this growth to continue.
This year's Microsoft Partner Program Awards were held in Washington D.C., as part of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2014. The awards recognise significant achievements by partners during the previous year. The Communications Partner of the Year award recognises Strencom's expertise, knowledge and experience in delivering Unified Communications as a Service to businesses throughout Ireland.
Strencom has also recently been awarded ISO 27001 certification in recognition of the business processes and services its team has put in place to safeguard the quality, integrity and reliability of all its customers data.
Speaking from Washington D.C. where the awards were held, Tim Murphy, CEO, Strencom said, "To be presented with an award from Microsoft for a second consecutive year is testament to the quality, skill and commitment of our team. We have spent 4 years building out a world class hosted solution, and it's fantastic that this innovation and hard work has been recognised again by Microsoft and the industry.
"With UCaaS there is a much faster return on investment than with on-premise solutions and we have been experiencing huge demand for our platform. We now work with many of Ireland's most successful businesses to facilitate their collaboration and communication with partners and customers around the world."
Martin Cullen, SMSP director, Microsoft said, "These awards recognise our partners' efforts over the last twelve months and Strencom has demonstrated exceptional commitment to delivering an innovative and market leading hosted Microsoft Lync solution to Irish businesses. We are delighted to recognise this achievement and look forward to a strengthening our partnership over the coming year. "