London, UK (PRWEB) March 22, 2015
PEOPLECERT, a leader in the global examination and certification industry, and Microsoft Hellas, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, are pleased to announce the transition of PEOPLECERT’s online testing services to Microsoft Azure, the cloud platform for modern businesses by Microsoft. With this transition, PEOPLECERT enables candidates and partners worldwide to enjoy faster response times, diminished downtimes and a higher level of all-round reliability. Additionally, with the transition to cloud computing, PEOPLECERT will significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
“For over a decade, PEOPLECERT has been building an ecosystem of applications for Windows, Mac and iOS with the purpose of serving millions of candidates in over 140 countries worldwide. We have been investing heavily in innovative solutions for scanning, instant marking and online proctoring and, through our partnership with Microsoft, we can leverage cutting-edge cloud solutions to elevate our assessment experience to a league of its own,” says Panagiotis Fiampolis, R&D Director, PEOPLECERT. “We have moved our entire service offering to the cloud and we have enhanced our processes and scalability.”
Constantinos Kesentes, Group General Manager, PEOPLECERT says, “PEOPLECERT continues to evolve and grow organically and now joins prestigious Fortune 500 companies that use Microsoft Azure. Our goal is to offer an outstanding service to each and every one of our clients and, through our transition to the cloud, we continue to build on this major business differentiator. This transition further strengthens our business continuity and makes our core architecture more resilient than ever before. We are really proud to be in this enviable position and the benefits are already being felt among our partners and clients.”
According to Nicholas Molfetas, Business Group Lead for Cloud and Enterprise products at Microsoft Hellas, “This is yet another validation of how Microsoft Azure can help our customers gain business agility and deliver high-quality services on a global scale. We are proud to have worked with PEOPLECERT on their transition to Microsoft Azure and to pioneer comprehensive cloud-hosted testing solutions to their candidates and partners.”
Delivering millions of exams across 140 countries, PEOPLECERT enables professionals around the world to boost their careers and realise their life ambitions through innovative assessment technology and globally recognised certifications.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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PEOPLECERT Media Contact:
Name: John Alexiou
Tel: +30 210 3729056 Email: john(dot)alexiou(at)peoplecert(dot)org
Microsoft Hellas Media Contact:
Name: Timos Platsas
Tel: +30 211 1206394 Email: v-timopl(at)microsoft(dot)com