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Akita Systems Achieves Microsoft Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions Competency

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Akita Systems earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Akita Systems, the IT specialist serving businesses in London and the South East of England, today announced it has achieved Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

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Akita Systems, established in 1996, provide IT support, cloud computing solutions, and computer services to small and medium sized businesses with 10 to 250+ users. With a head office in Sevenoaks, Kent, and datacentre presences in Maidstone and Reading, Akita’s dedicated team of experienced IT engineers support hundreds of organisations with remote and on-site support services on a 24/7 basis.

“This Microsoft Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions competency showcases our expertise in today’s cloud-oriented market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Christophe Boudet, Managing Director. “Our plan is to make a tangible difference to our clients through delivering cost-effective, leading solutions and by serving as technology advisors for their current and future business demands. Achieving Microsoft certification plays an important part in this.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

Earning the Microsoft Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency demonstrates partner expertise and commitment to delivering solutions tailored to small and midmarket customer requirements. Given the focus on adoption of cloud computing by SMBs to drive their business operations, partners that invest in this competency are ready to address the rising customer demand for Microsoft cloud solutions based on Office 365, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Since its inception in 1996, Akita Systems has seen consistent growth and is now one of the leading IT service providers to the London and South East England market. Originally formed to provide hardware installations and software support, Akita began offering hosted solutions in 2009 and soon established a significant datacentre presence in Maidstone, Kent. Akita now offer a range of leading hosted solutions, from off-the-shelf services such as Office 365 to bespoke cloud services for those with more exacting requirements.