PressRelease

FIXER Inc. awarded Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2017

Jul 12, 2017

FIXER Inc. was chosen from among over 2,800 partners in 115 countries as "the company that generated the best sales results in Japan"

FIXER, Inc. (HQ: Minato, Tokyo; President and CEO: Seiichi Matsuoka) was named Microsoft Country Partner of the Year at the 2017 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards presented by Microsoft Corporation (HQ: Washington State; CEO: Satya Nadella; hereinafter "Microsoft US"). The awarding of this honor to FIXER was announced at the event Microsoft Inspire 2017 (formerly known as the Microsfot World Partner Conference), which is currently being hosted by Microsoft US in Washington DC (since July 9, 2017), for its largest-scale partners.


What are the 2017 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards?

These awards are held once a year to honor those partners, from among all partner corporations of Microsoft US throughout the world, that generate the highest sales results by providing excellent solutions that use Microsoft products as their foundation. This year, over 2,800 partner corporations from 115 countries entered.


What Contributed to the Selection of Fixer as the Recipient of This Award?


1. Strategic support for corporate clouds via cloud.config


FIXER supports cloud utilization at a large number of corporations by provided the Azure-based, 24-hour, 365-day full managed service cloud.config. This fiscal year, FIXER achieved sales figures from the introduction of Azure that represent a growth rate of 700% over the previous year. Though advanced endeavors that include Azure's outstanding performance as well as cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, and blockchains, FIXER has been praised for its record of supporting the IT strategies of customers in areas such as IoT and FinTech.


2. Education of the Azure experts who will take responsibility for the next generation


FIXER provides classes and Azure training for students at technical high schools, universities, and technical colleges throughout Japan, thereby supporting the education of the Azure experts who will take responsibility for the next generation. By incorporating cutting-edge technologies such as Azure Machine Learning into lectures, FIXER aims to create a cloud market that assumes system development and business development that makes use of Azure.


3. Contribution to the growth of the Azure market through the Microsoft Azure Partner Consortium


In 2013, the institute Azure Council Experts was established. The purposes of the institute are to increase the use of Azure, educate engineers, to share know-how, and otherwise to deploy effective collaboration to contribute to the expansion of the Azure market in Japan. Azure Council Experts was selected as the only partner in the Asian region to participate in Microsoft US's Microsoft Influencer Program, which was established this year. High expectations have been placed on this institute as a pioneer in championing the growth of the Azure market. In the future, FIXER plans to continue creating new value by combining Microsoft Azure with cutting-edge technologies, and to make continuous efforts to provide services that bring innovation to its customers' businesses.


■ For inquiries about this press release:

FIXER Inc., Public Relations Department
TEL: 03-3455-7755 FAX: 03-3455-7500
E-mail: prd@fixer.co.jp


■ Point of contact for inquiries related to services (for customers)

cloud.config Support
TEL: 03-3455-3377 FAX: 03-3455-7500
E-mail: support@cloud-config.jp


■ About FIXER Inc.

Established: November 6, 2009
President and CEO: Seiichi Matsuoka
Corporate website: http://fixer.co.jp
cloud.config website: http://cloud-config.jp


FIXER Inc. has an outstanding reputation for the provision of cloud solutions, including the full managed service cloud.config, which consistently provides all aspects of a public cloud service, from introduction and design to 24-hour, 365-day operation, as well as monitoring and maintenance. Its reputation also extends to its activities related to the promulgation of such services, and the company was recognized as Microsoft Japan Partner of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and was awarded the top Cloud Service Vendor award at the Microsoft Azure Partner Awards. FIXER was also certified as a member of Microsoft's partner program Cloud Solution Provider Program in July 2015, and was the first Japanese corporation providing services that support Azure.


Past Awards

・2017: Recognized as Microsoft Country Partner of the Year by Microsoft US at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards.
・2016: As part of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award progran, two FIXER employees, Hiroshi Senga and Kazuki Yamamoto, were selected by Microsoft US as recipients of the MVP award in the Data Platform (Azure Machine Learning) category. The Microsoft MVP program recognizes individuals from all over the world who possess specialized knowledge and experience related to Microsoft's products and technologies, and who widely transmit information through seminars, training, the media, and other means.
・2015: Selected and certified as one of 26 companies in the world as a founding member of Microsoft US's partner program, Cloud Solution Provider Program. Certified as the first Japanese corporation providing services that support Microsoft Azure.
・2014: Awarded the top Cloud Service Vendor award at the Microsoft Azure Partner Awards, and chosen as Microsoft Japan Partner of the Year by Microsoft Japan.
・2013: Awarded the top Windows Azure Partner Award in the Cloud Service Vendor Category by Microsoft Japan at the Microsoft Japan Partner of the Year Awards.


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