Sword UK are one of only six global businesses to be recognised as a Microsoft Charter Partner for Content Services in 2019.
Microsoft launched their new partner programme at the company’s Inspire conference back in July and invited select partners from across the globe to apply and meet the high level of criteria set in order to be accredited the Charter Partner status.
Sword UK were selected to apply and exceeded all required criteria for the content services area of the programme based on their work supporting customers including Aberdeenshire Council and Stirling Council through the Sword Digital Enablement programme, helping them to understand the true organisational value of utilising integrated solutions including Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint technologies.
Sword UK recently travelled to the Microsoft HQ in Seattle to receive their accreditation and attend the kick off summit for the global programme.
Greg Anderson, Business Unit Director for Sword said “Sword UK are extremely proud to be recognised by Microsoft as having the capability and experience to support our joint customers on their journey towards digitally transforming their organisations, particularly in the area of Content Services which play a critical role for our customers”
Sword UK have a predominant focus on content services when supporting organisations through their digital enablement journey.
Greg Anderson, Business Unit Director for Sword added “Content is the most critical digital asset for every organization, embodying its knowledge and processes. How content is created, managed, and shared—and how users collaborate with that content—has gone through a drastic evolution from traditional enterprise content management (ECM) to dynamic content services”
Aberdeenshire Council successfully rolled out their own digital transformation strategy and programme recently which Sword UK played a key role in supporting the content services area of this project.
Nicola Graham, Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council said “Sword have been critical in our journey towards Digital Transformation and supporting our organisational goals to become a modern and efficient organisation. They supported Aberdeenshire Council in a move away from historical legacy platforms onto a modern Microsoft environment. Key to our digital strategy is providing our staff with modern tools to allow them to work efficiently, communicate easily and collaborate effectively. The support and expertise provided by Sword allowed us to do that. A key element of our joint work was to leave the internal team with the necessary skills to develop our Microsoft environment to meet the on-going needs of the organisation. Their support at the start of our journey was a key to where we are now, with Microsoft technologies being key to the success of our Council "digitally transforming their organisations, particularly in the area of Content Services which play a critical role for our customers”
As part of the Content Services programme, Sword UK will have access to collateral and resources that will be invaluable to their customers as they move forward on their journey towards Digital Enablement.
The Content Services Partner Programme will also help Sword UK to build on the strong relationships they have established with the Microsoft Product Teams and help customers maximise knowledge and reduce risk in migration projects to genuinely enable transformational outcomes.
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