Crofton, MD (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
LiftOff, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of Microsoft Office 365 email systems, has won the 2013 Microsoft East Region Cloud Partner of the Year for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses. Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft said, “The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”
LiftOff’s Founder and President, Ron Braatz, accepted the award this week at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston and stated, “Our clients realize the advantages in terms of cost, scalability and security of Office 365, but they don’t know how to get there. LiftOff helps them understand the change management involved, and ensures they employ the correct migration strategies and cloud tools.”
LiftOff’s 170 Office 365 clients include many Small and Mid-Sized Businesses, and over 40 State and Local Governments across the country. In 2011, LiftOff was recognized by Microsoft and the Wall Street Journal as a “Cloud Innovator”, and also captured the East Region “Rookie of the Year” award for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses in 2010.
One of LiftOff’s clients is entreQuest, a small management consulting company in Baltimore, Maryland. Their IT staff was attempting to move to the Microsoft cloud because of a failing, 8-year-old email server. Moving to Office 365 was a simple decision for CEO and co-founder Joe Mechlinski at entreQuest who said, “It made sense financially and operationally to move to Office 365. LiftOff guided us through the entire process, and we continue to find new and innovative ways to leverage the collaboration components of the Microsoft cloud."
About LiftOff, LLC
LiftOff is a certified Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion that focuses completely on deploying Office 365. Staff have backgrounds in technology education, training, and client mentoring, and the firm’s Guided Deployment Services for Office 365 allow it to work side-by-side with clients to coach them as they roll out cloud applications. LiftOff works with clients who no longer view IT as a cost center, but rather as a strategic asset to grow their businesses. For more information, visit http://www.liftoffonline.com/.