Finalist: 2019 Data Estate Modernisation Award

Version 1 celebrated being announced as a finalist for the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year Data Estate Modernisation Award.

The Data Estate Modernization Partner of the Year Award recognises partners that deliver outstanding solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform. Finalists have empowered a customer with a solution that takes advantage of the leading capabilities of Microsoft data platform across on-premise and Azure for mission critical applications with a focus on high availability, performance or high scale or hybrid applications leveraging SQL Server and/or a set of Azure Data services.

Version 1 was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Tom O’Connor, CEO of Version 1 celebrated the announcement commenting:

“We are very proud that Microsoft has recognised our team for the delivery of outstanding solutions to our customers that enabled them to modernise and transform mission critical applications. We view our work in the arena of Data Estate Modernisation, Application Modernisation and Digital Transformation as best in industry and our long-standing market-leading expertise in Microsoft technologies allows us to tailor solutions to our customers’ unique needs which is crucial today with the increased demand for modern, scalable and highly available digital services. We believe that this recognition reinforces this specialist capability. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,900 nominations worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market, and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies. Being announced as a finalist in such a competitive landscape is a testament to the incredible effort of our employees to deliver Customer Success and make a real difference with IT for our customers across the UK and Ireland.”

Version 1 customers benefitting from Version 1’s Data Estate Modernisation expertise have included Musgrave Group and DAE Capital. Commenting on the success of their transformation programme:

Gerard O’Flynn, Musgrave Group said: “We have heard and seen Version 1’s impact at Musgrave Group and our business will benefit significantly from the newly digitised Musgrave Processing Hub, a solution that is critical to the efficient running of our organisation. The modernisation of legacy systems to the Musgrave Processing Hub, a Cloud-based digitised system, will deliver wide-ranging benefits for Musgrave Retail Partners. These benefits for our retailer partners range from self-serve functionality and mobile-compatibility to meet user needs, to process automation with light touch management by exception, to financial insights to drive expedient decisions in the highly competitive retail sector.”

Fiona Taaffe, Chief Information Officer, DAE Capital commented: “In Version 1, DAE has a true partner and we have felt the impact of Version 1 in our business. Throughout the delivery of our Digital Transformation, which included migrating core proprietary applications and Oracle eBusiness Suite to Azure, Version 1 has proven to be easy to do business with, effective in the delivery of high-quality solutions, and truly empathetic to the needs and requirements of our business. Throughout the whole process, we felt that Version 1 listened to our objectives and offered sensible and leading solutions that would help us to achieve our objectives. Our organisation will benefit significantly from this transformation project.

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

About Version 1

Version 1 is a market-leader in the arena of Digital Transformation specialising in Enterprise Cloud, Data Estate Modernisation and Application Modernisation. With over 20 years application experience, major public sector organisations and enterprises across the UK and Ireland partner with Version 1 to transform, migrate, run and optimise mission-critical applications in the Cloud and on-premise. With broad and deep expertise across the Microsoft stack, Version 1 can look beyond specific requirements to underlying customer issues and identify integrated solutions that leverage the entire technology stack.

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