atQor Announces Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Monday, 21 July 2014

atQor, a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner and also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner announced today that Microsoft cloud solutions – Office 365 and Azure, has enabled its business to grow double year-on-year, experience 25% gross profit and add close to 100 new customers. atQor Infotech has recently won the prestigious 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Award for providing outstanding solutions and services on Office 365 in the small business competency.

Kartik Shah, CEO and Managing Director, atQor Infotechsaid, “As a solution provider, we deliver value to our customers with the right technical expertise, knowledge, and solutions at optimum costs that help them grow and expand their businesses. We are very pleased to be recognized by Microsoft as a partner of choice to offer their cloud solutions in the market. Microsoft Office 365 offers the familiarity that users, developers, IT professionals, and executives already know and trust. atQor’s industry and domain knowledge, coupled with specialization of Microsoft suite of products, is a compelling offering for Indian businesses.”

Ascent Yarns, one of atQor InfoTech’s customers is just one of the many tech-savvy SMEs that have been steadily boosting the Indian economy and driving job creation. Ashvini Shekhar, Director, Ascent Yarnsisallpraise for how the adoption of cloud solutions has propelled his company’s growth. “We needed a new way of collaborating and communicating across geographies both internally and with clients. What we were looking for was a comprehensive technology solution that was scalable and that we could deploy with minimal capital expenditure. Furthermore, we needed a solution that would enable us to build an IT support team cost-effectively. After evaluating cloud solutions from the major service providers, we chose Microsoft Office 365 on the strength of its pay–as–you–go model, enterprise-grade IT solutions, and anytime, anywhere access for all employees.

Finecure Pharmaceuticals is another SMB customer using Office365 offerings such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. Says Mr. Vishal Rajgarhia, Director – Finecure Pharmaceuticals, “atQor Infotech has one of the best cloud computing competencies in the country and their expertise and knowledge has helped us choose the best solution for our business needs. The deployment of Office 365 has helped us to accomplish more tasks in lesser time and with fewer people. It has improved our accessibility, reduced expenditure, and increased our volume output. The ability to access computers remotely has obliterated boundaries and enhanced business horizons giving a huge boost to our businesses across the country. atQor has helped us install the user-friendly and cost-effective Office 365 at all our business locations making it possible for us to access information anytime, anywhere.“

It is a proven fact that small and medium businesses who adopt IT solutions, grow faster than the ones who are lagging. Recent research commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and independently conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and a leading advisor on business strategy, shows that SMEs that adopted IT created more new jobs and drove more revenue growth over the past three years compared to SMEs using little technology. The BCG report, Ahead of the Curve: Lessons on Technology and Growth from Small Business Leaders, found that if more SMEs in India adopted the latest IT tools there is potential for SME revenue to grow by $56 billion and create 1.1 million new jobs.

“Cloud is becoming a mainstream IT platform for businesses of all sizes. It is no longer just a concept for SMEs; it is the platform that is a natural and great fit for them. The cost advantages and benefits of cloud computing are so compelling that its adoption in India will continue to grow just as it is in the rest of the world. In fact, according to a study by IDC, channel partners selling cloud solutions experience nearly double gross profits, accrue new customers more than two times faster, and generate 30 percent more revenue per employee. Microsoft's success as a company depends on great partners, and atQor Infotech is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year after year. atQor Infotech has developed a user-friendly implementation model for SMEs in India for delivering cloud services,” said Manisha Sood, Director – SMB, Microsoft India.

BCG’s research found that over the past three years, IT-enabled SMEs, which BCG refers to as “technology leaders”, grew their revenues 20 percentage points faster and created twice as many jobs as SMEs that used less technology. The research also reveals that across nearly all product categories, these fast-growing SMEs use more Microsoft solutions than any other products and that SMEs view Microsoft as the top partner for new and future technology needs. When asked what technologies survey respondents could not live without, they chose Microsoft Office as the top productivity application over all others. Moreover, SMEs that adopted Microsoft Cloud services grew faster than SMEs that do not use any Microsoft products. These companies also reported greatly improved employee mobility, scalability, and agility.

About atQor

atQor is the 2013 Microsoft World Wide Partner award finalist for BI and a Microsoft technology-focused solutions partner specializing in Microsoft SharePoint technologies and Windows Azure-based development services. It has vast experience in delivering solutions and services using Office365 and workflow management solutions. It also offers seamless migration services from on-premise Exchange and SharePoint to Office365 based SharePoint Online and Exchange Online. It is an ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and ISO 20000 certified business and technology consulting company. atQor has multiple Microsoft competencies at the organizational level.