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Crayon Wins Two Prestigious Microsoft Partner Awards

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Crayon Norway wins Modern Workplace Partner 2018 and  Data & AI Partner 2018

Crayon is celebrating double success at the Annual Microsoft Norway Partner of the Year Awards, winning this year’s Data and AI partner, and Modern Workplace Partner. These annual awards recognize top Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are extremely proud and delighted to receive these awards, Microsoft is a key partner for Crayon and we are honored that Microsoft recognizes our commitment in providing the very best services and solutions to our customers,” says Torgrim Takle, CEO of Crayon Group. “These accolades affirm our place at the cutting edge of innovative technologies such as AI and Machine Learning where we support our customers to harness the benefits of Big Data and create solutions with real business value that offers transformative impact.”

For the Modern Workplace Partner 2018 award the jury praised Crayon, particularly in the Norwegian market, for its great focus and commitment around the modern workplace, including Microsoft's security solutions, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and Modern Desktop. Through excellent demonstration and customer experience, Crayon has migrated many new customers to Microsoft's platform and solutions, and its high focus on adoption programs and change management has ensured its customers have successfully deployed these services.

For the Data and AI Partner 2018 award, Microsoft recognizes a partner that has designed, developed, and deployed Azure-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions with its customers. For the 2018 prize, the jury said Crayon demonstrated excellence both in Norway and internationally by strengthening its already very strong professional environment in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as establishing its AI Centre of Excellence. In addition, through active marketing and targeted sales, Crayon has been an important factor in establishing Microsoft Azure as the preferred platform for helping customers gain insight into data and develop business innovation.

Crayon has also excelled by attracting new customers to Microsoft's platform, contributing to solid growth on existing customers, and delivering a number of innovative projects to leading Norwegian companies - demonstrating their professional weight and ability to drive digital transformation using AI.

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen CEO of Microsoft Norway adds: “Microsoft is a partner-driven company and we depend on good partners who drive innovation and digital transformation at Norwegian companies. Their success is our success. Therefore, we want to honor the best examples of what the partners have achieved. We congratulate Crayon with the prizes as this year's Modern Workplace partner 2018 and this year's Data & AI partner 2018.”

“We were the only partner in Norway who received two awards and that speaks to how much we prioritize collaboration, innovation and meeting our customers needs,” says Geir Øivind Gulliksen, Deputy CEO of Crayon Norway. “It’s great to see our team be recognized for all their hard work.”

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For more information please contact: 

Melanie Coffee, Crayon

melanie.coffee@crayon.com

+47 46 74 8648