Sogeti Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year

DAYTON, Ohio, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sogeti, a leading provider of professional technology services, proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

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"We at Sogeti are honored to be recognized as the Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year as well as the Windows Azure Partner of the Year. It is a rewarding to see the results of our commitment to the Microsoft Platform and the great collaboration between our two companies in this very exciting space," said Luc-Francois Salvador, Chairman and CEO of Sogeti Group.

"Cloud Computing is going to play a major part in the future of computing. We are therefore very excited to play a leading role in the innovation around this technology from the very beginning working together with Microsoft. We are committed to providing high quality technology solutions on the Microsoft Cloud Platform that create business value and results for our clients," added Sanjeev Agarwal, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft Solutions Practice at Sogeti.

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. Sogeti was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Alliance Cloud Innovation.

The Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year Award is a special recognition award. It acknowledges the alliance partner that in the past year has driven unique and innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies for enterprise customers. It also recognizes achievement in field engagements and commitment in opportunities, including Partner Solution Plans (PSPs). The winner has demonstrated successful wins, including customer references and solutions profiled, infrastructure investments to drive Microsoft-based business (such as headcount, financial investments), joint marketing, readiness, training, and breadth of engagement across the 13 Microsoft areas.

"Microsoft is pleased to recognize Sogeti as the Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year. The Sogeti Azure Privilege Club offers organizations a unique way to begin realizing the benefits of cloud computing on Windows Azure," said Mark Hill, vice president, Enterprise Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation. "Their innovative approach to piloting a program and providing practical guidance allows Microsoft customers to improve business processes and performance in a safe and supportive environment."

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. This year Sogeti was not only a winner of the Microsoft Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year Award, but also received another two Microsoft awards; Microsoft System Integrator – Windows Azure Partner of the Year and Swedish Country Partner of the Year. In addition Sogeti was selected as a top finalist for the 2012 Microsoft Desktop Partner of the Year Award.

Visit our global website for more information regarding Microsoft:

About Sogeti Azure Privilege Club: www.sogeti.com/apc
About Sogeti's global Microsoft expertise: www.sogeti.com/microsoft

About Sogeti USA

Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public sector organizations. Operating in 23 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast delivery expertise. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better. With over 40 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Advisory Services, Application Development & Integration, Business Information Management, Engineering Services, Infrastructure Services and Testing Services. To learn more, visit: www.us.sogeti.com

About Sogeti

Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information please visit www.sogeti.com.

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