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Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation producing computer software , consumer electronics , personal computers , and related services . The vendor named its annual Partner Awards winners for the South Africa operation recently .


Microsoft South Africa recently hosted its annual Partner Awards to recognise a partner ecosystem that it says , has continued to push beyond all limits to enable success for customers in South Africa , and beyond .

The event , which was hosted in person for the first time in three years , provided a platform to celebrate and acknowledge the innovation , commitment and passion of Microsoft ’ s partners , who have helped to accelerate inclusive digital transformation .
“ The diversity of our partner ecosystem continues to demonstrate the scale and breadth of solutions being developed and delivered to meet a rapidly changing world of work . Importantly , we are seeing the role our partners also play to help drive the skills the industry needs , to enable the widespread digital transformation of businesses across industries ,” said Lionel Moyal , Global Partner Solutions Director , Microsoft South Africa .
“ Over the past year , we have continued to see how business , individuals and entire industries use technology to address very specific and emerging needs . We have seen how our partners are simplifying and accelerating cloud migrations and developing bespoke industry solutions to help customers as they navigate their Digital Transformaton journeys and drive innovation .” It is against this backdrop that Mint Group was announced as the 2022 CEO ’ s Partner of the Year .
Through this award , Microsoft recognises the longstanding commitment to , and partnership with Microsoft that the Mint Group has made . As an organisation , it has not only continued to invest in building strong capabilities across Microsoft solutions but also to developing the solutions customers need to remain relevant in a fastpaced business landscape .
“ We acknowledge Mint Group as a partner that has not only committed to our business strategy , but continues to live our broader mission to enable people and organisations to do more ,” said Lillian Barnard , CEO , Microsoft South Africa .
Over the last year , Mint Group has leveraged the unique depth and breadth of the Microsoft Cloud to support customers across a number of key industries and continued to invest in building strong capabilities across all the Microsoft solutions areas .
“ We are especially proud of the work that Mint Group continues to do to not only support social upliftment , but also meet the demands of digital skills development . We congratulate the entire Mint Group team , and look forward to celebrating many more milestones and innovative solutions with them in the future ,” added Barnard .
“ Our partner network continues to translate business , customer , operational and people needs into digital solutions that enable business innovation and empower organisations to do what they need to , at scale . We look forward to seeing more of these solutions and working with them to solve industry-specific challenges ,” Moyal said . •
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