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Zensar and Microsoft extend digital, cloud and big data partnership in South Africa

Zensar, a digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their digital transformation journey, has announced an extension of its managed partner relationship with Microsoft in South Africa in the Global Systems Integrator (GSI) market. The key focus of this partnership for both entities will involve making inroads in the growth areas of Cloud, Digital, Big Data & Analytics, Cyber-Security and E-Commerce. Customers in the region will also be able to leverage differentiated offerings in the cloud space from this alliance.
Commenting on this partnership, Sandeep Kishore, CEO and Managing Director, Zensar said, “Cloud is now mainstream and our long-standing partnership with Microsoft gives us the expertise to help our regional customers experience benefits from our Return on Digital® proposition strengthened by this partnership. South Africa is a growth market and a strategic region for us. We look forward to enabling our regional customers to embark on the path of cloud transformation seamlessly and successfully.”
“Zensar has a proven track record in facilitating business transformation for enterprises, and its cross-industry and solution knowledge will accelerate the journey to cloud for our mutual customers,” says Microsoft South Africa Partner Development Manager, Frikkie Bosch.  “Our combined strengths across key solution areas and industry offerings will enable companies to successfully modernise their business applications, accelerate the digital business transformation and enable the agility regard to effectively operate in today’s world.”
“We currently work closely with Microsoft in the region. Our partnership with Microsoft opens up new opportunities to harness the power of digital, with quick turnaround in business outcomes. We also aim to influence a marked increase in the adoption of cloud technology in the region through this partnership,” commented Harish Lala, Senior Vice-President and Head, Africa, Zensar.
The scope of this partnership will involve the Zensar team working with Microsoft’s recently formed One Commercial Partner team to build a go to market strategy. This will involve leveraging Zensar engagements and case studies on Azure, as well as more than 100 Zensar Azure certified associates.
 Zensar’ s global footprint in Microsoft technologies, skills and solutions will allow both organizations to pursue go to market strategies for Application Modernization, Modern Application Development, Digital Transformation, Azure Cloud provisioning and Graduate Skills Development.
Emerging areas like Robotics, AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, VR, Big Data and Analytics and Augmented reality are the focus for both entities. This partnership will enable both to help customers achieve cloud led digital outcomes swiftly and successfully.

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