The awards were presented at the prestigious Oracle Specialized Partner Awards Ceremony in London on Thursday 17th March.

Version 1 is a Platinum-level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN). The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year – UKI encourage innovation by OPN members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers. The award reflects Version 1’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach which is aimed at enabling partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas.

Version 1 was presented the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year –  UKI  in Platform as a Service for demonstrating excellence in helping customers gain real business advantage from Oracle’s Platform as a Service portfolio. In particular, Version 1 was recognized for developing the Version 1 Reference Architecture for Oracle Cloud, which is an accelerator toolkit to assist customers in the adoption of Oracle Cloud Solutions.

Commenting on the win, Ken MacMahon, Version 1 Head of Oracle Cloud, said “We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in the early adoption, training, customer awareness and development of our own unique IP for Oracle Cloud. Specifically with Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS), we have found that Oracle Cloud helps our enterprise customers bridge the hybrid-cloud and digital transformation challenges of the day. “

“Version 1 has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Simon Hill, Head of UKI Alliances & Channels. “We congratulate Version 1 in achieving the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – UKI in Platform as a Service, and also as Oracle Ireland Partner of the Year. These achievements are testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions and services that drive real business value and results.”

 “We are proud and delighted that Version 1 has won these awards for Specialised Partner of the Year: Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Oracle Ireland Partner of the Year. To be recognised by Oracle once again illustrates our commitment to excellence in our core mission – To prove that IT can make a Real Difference to our customers’ businesses. We continue to invest and grow our Oracle Practice with a focus on certification of our consultants and on broadening our specializations in new areas such as Oracle Cloud where we see value for our customers. I look forward to us forging further successes for our customers in the coming 12 months.” Said Version 1 COO Tom O’Connor.