Galdon Data Reaffirms its Dominance
Reaffirming its dominance in the business communications arena, local unified communications specialist Galdon Data has been awarded the ‘Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year’ accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.
The Microsoft Partner Network Awards recognises partners in South Africa that have excelled in delivering Microsoft solutions. These awards celebrate successes related to partner competencies, cloud transformation, entrepreneurial spirit and sales excellence.
First Technology Group, the holding company for Galdon Data, received five prestigious awards including ‘Volume Licensing Partner of the Year’ for the third consecutive year. Ascent Technology won ‘Data Platform Partner of the Year’ for the fifth consecutive year while BUI scooped two awards, ‘Datacenter and Private Cloud Partner of the Year’ and ‘Cloud Excellence Partner of the Year’.
Galdon Data General Manager Timothy van der Berg is overwhelmed by the achievement. “This is recognition of Galdon Data’s understanding of the dynamics of business and technology. It shows that we are able to develop communications solutions, implement them and provide on-going support to help businesses grow.”
Skype for Business, formerly known as Microsoft Lync Server, is a unified communications (UC) platform that integrates common channels of business communication including instant messaging (IM), VoIP (voice over IP), file transfer, Web conferencing, voice mail and email.
“Hard work and dedication together with the professionalism of all our Microsoft teams across the country has contributed towards this year’s achievements. The First Technology Group looks forward to continuing striving towards excellence and continuing to achieve success in years to come,” says Arnold Sharp, First Technology Group CEO.
“We are leveraging our strategic alliance with Microsoft to capitalise on our strengths and leadership in the Unified Communications market,” concludes Van der Berg.
More about Galdon Data
Galdon Data, a company of First Technology Group, is a national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services company that provides state-of-the-art solutions for innovative business communications. We pride ourselves on our ability to approach any market segment and present practical solutions – purely based on our wealth of experience and high level skills. Understanding the dynamics of business and technology, we are able to develop communications solutions, implement them and provide on-going support to help your business grow.
With a perfect balance of business, telecommunications and ICT experience spanning over 15 years, the Galdon Data team is capable of supporting clients across the country. The skilled team can assist clients with their telecommunications requirements, from initial advice and consultancy to system design, integration, implementation and Service Level Agreements. Galdon Data is the only Tier 1 National System Integrator (NSI) Voice partner in South Africa.
Being a Microsoft partner since 1998, Galdon Data is accredited as a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner. The company has also been awarded a Microsoft competency for Unified Communications - specialising in IP Telephony (VoIP / Voice).
Having received the accolade as 'Top Microsoft Partner for Unified Communications' clearly shows that Galdon Data is highly skilled and experienced in assisting companies realise the benefits of Unified Communications (UC). Galdon Data was also awarded the ‘Messaging & Communication Partner of the Year’ accolade at the Microsoft Partner Network 2015 Awards.