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Neostratus is winner of Frost & Sullivan award

Central Europe On-Demand (CEOD) has achieved three prominent international awards in just two months’ time.

The company has achieved the 2010 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year award for Hungary as well as the 2010 Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe Partner of the Year Award in the category Hosting Solutions. Apart from this, CEOD received from Frost & Sullivan, the leading market research firm in CEE, the 2009 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in Cloud-Based Unified Communications Services Market. All three awards recognize Central Europe On-Demand’s innovation and outstanding business achievement as a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) service provider, just two years after its foundation.Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of its 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft registered and certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award winners and finalists were chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 entrants worldwide. Winners and finalists will be recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, being held July 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

2010 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award and Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe Partner of the Year for 2010
This year, Microsoft introduced, for the first time, the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year category.  This award recognizes partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence and strong relationships delivering Microsoft solutions to mutual customers over the past year.  In Hungary, the award was given to Central Europe On-Demand.  Apart from this, the company also received the Central and Eastern Europe Partner of the Year Award for 2010 in the category Hosting Solutions.

“We are proud to have won these awards from Microsoft as recognition of our business activity in Hungary and the Central European region. Being a Microsoft Gold Partner, we take it as our duty to deliver Microsoft software solutions to our mutual customers in the form of a world class service. The awards emphasize the productivity and effectiveness of our cooperation. It is also great to see that an international company developed and founded in Hungary and managed by a professional team across CEE can achieve such prestigious and professional recognition” – said Robert Budafoki, Managing Director of Central Europe On-Demand.

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.

“We are pleased to recognize Central Europe On-Demand of Hungary as Microsoft’s Country Partner of the Year,” said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Central Europe On-Demand has demonstrated the highest level of excellence and innovation, by combining local market expertise with superior solutions and services that fulfill our customers’ needs.”

2009 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the prestigious global research organization analyzes every year, how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership. Based on the findings of this Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan presented the 2009 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in Cloud-Based Unified Communications Services Market to Central Europe On-Demand in May 2010.

For the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award, Central Europe On-Demand was found exceptional among key competitors in exhibiting Entrepreneur Spirit, in its Growth Strategy and Implementation, in the outstanding Degree of Innovation into Business Processes and finally, in Leadership in Customer Value and Market Penetration.

Viktor Kovacs, Central Europe On-Demand’s Managing Director of International Operations said: “Each award recognize the professionalism and devotion of our colleagues in 10 countries in the region, as well as the best-of-breed Microsoft business solutions in Cloud Computing, of which we are proud to be the premier hosting partner in Central Europe. Aligning with the esteem of these awards, we aim to continue delivering a high quality and reliable service to our customers, to further increase their competitiveness and productivity.”