, December 10, 2012

Ordina made Microsoft Gold Partner Communications

Microsoft has made Ordina a Microsoft Gold Partner in Communications. Microsoft grants this title to companies with extensive know-how of Lync, Microsoft’s complete communications solution. The Gold Partner in Communications must also have proven experience with successful implementations of Lync. The appointment is a clear boost to Ordina’s services portfolio in the field of United Communications & Collaboration, one of the company’s main innovation themes.

“Being made a Microsoft Gold Partner in Communications is clear recognition of our know-how and expertise in the field of our innovation theme Unified Communications & Collaboration”, says Barend de Zoete, Director of Professional Services & Projects at Ordina. “Lync is an important product in our service package in this field. We have chosen to invest in the expansion of our services and expertise in the field of Lync. Last week, we launched our Lync-in-the-box product, which allows organisations to explore the possibilities of Unified Communications & Collaboration without any obligation to buy. We also closed a cooperation agreement with Aspect, aimed at integrating Lync in Aspect software. Thanks to this cooperation, contact centres will also be able to benefit from the advantages of Unified Communications. For us, being appointed Gold Partner in Communications by Microsoft means additional recognition of our know-how and expertise in the field of Unified Communications & Collaboration.”  

Lync integrates all business communications in a single platform, combined with information on the physical availability of a person. This allows employees to very quickly see the best way to contact a colleague, whether this is via telephone, chat or e-mail. Long-distance cooperation and discussions are also more efficient with Lync. For instance, you can arrange a conference call and everybody can work on the same document simultaneously.

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status is a global quality label that Microsoft grants to companies with a sufficient number of certified professionals. The partner also has to demonstrate that these employees have applied their Microsoft know-how and skills in client projects. Ordina has extensive experience with the implementation of Lync together with the implementation of Samen Slimmer Werken (working smarter together) in the processes of organisations.  Ordina uses the combination of software solutions such as Lync with its know-how of how to adopt these solutions in processes and operating methods to provide organisations all-round support in their transition towards a more efficient and more effective way of working.

Ordina employs more than 150 Microsoft-certified professionals in the field of infrastructure, software development and business intelligence.