Software Optimisation Services is the first Asia Pacific partner to win in the SAM category
Perth, Australia, 1st June 2016: Software Optimisation Services (SOS), today announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Global “Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year Award.” The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Filipa Preston, CEO of Software Optimisation Services, said, “We are euphoric to win the global SAM partner award and are incredibly proud to be the first ever APAC SAM partner to win in this category. This award is recognition for our continual pursuit of SAM excellence which comes from our dedicated focus on the discipline of SAM and ITAM. It is so great to be recognised as the best in the world.”
Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. Software Optimisation Services was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in Software Asset Management (SAM).
The Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year Award recognises a partner that has delivered a consistent and comprehensive SAM solution with a focus on cloud, including proactive assistance that enables customers to adopt and implement SAM best practices across their organisation.
“Calling this a SAM project would be a disservice. It was far more than that. This was consultancy that goes to the heart of our business. SOS are not just compliance experts, they’re change makers,” comments the CIO of a Large Government Agency in Australia and SOS client whose SAM project was submitted for the award.
“We are honoured to recognise Software Optimisation Services as this year’s winner of the 2016 Microsoft SAM Partner of the Year award,” said Gavriella Schuster, General Manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Software Optimisation Services is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers.”
“These awards represent the best and brightest of our partners on a global stage who are working every day to help transform Australian businesses with Microsoft technology,” said Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia. “Congratulations to all of the winners this year for this incredible achievement. It’s great to see such powerful examples of innovative excellence in our partner community.”
Preston concludes, “Winning this award is Gold for us. One of our clients recently told us that we are the SWAT team they bring in for critical software licence events. That is the perfect summary of what we do – delivering high-value niche advisory services.”
Software Optimisation Services (SOS) provides high value software licence and compliance expertise. Its specially trained officers are battle-hardened in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM). CEOs and CIOs call on the specialist skills of SOS when their regular forces are overwhelmed by shock software bills, software licence audits and True Ups, inadequate software compliance procedures, ineffective SAM/ITAM tools or a lack of direction over how the cloud, virtualization or other major IT changes will affect their software compliance position.
SOS’s SAM excellence has been recognised in the past, having previously been shortlisted for a Microsoft SAM GOLD Partner of the Year award for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014).
About Software Optimisation Services (SOS)
SOS is an independent Advisory firm specialising in Software Licence Compliance and IT Asset management(ITAM). We exist to reduce software licencing costs and make a meaningful impact to our clients in all aspects of ITAM enabling our clients to reallocate their IT costs.
We don't sell software, delivering independent, game changing results for our clients during vendor negotiations, software licence agreement structures and software licence audits.
Founded in 2011, SOS is a Microsoft SAM GOLD Partner of the Year finalist for two consecutive years and the only independent APAC partner to be selected for Microsoft’s Global SAM Partner Advisory Council (PAC).
If your business requires increased firepower, tactical response and specialised services to solve your Software Licence compliance situation call in the SOS SWAT Team.
SOS: “Taking the shock out of software licence and audit events.”
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