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Kocho cements status as one of Microsoft’s top UK partners for identity, cloud, and security

Lewis Coburn

Head of Marketing

Published: 14 February 2024

Kocho’s collection of Microsoft Partner Designations, security specialisations, and MISA membership status cements Kocho among the very top UK partners for identity, security and cloud solutions.

Kocho has been a proud Microsoft Partner for over 25 years, consistently putting ourselves at the forefront of identity, security, and cloud technology.  This means ensuring we’re at the cutting edge of the latest innovations, developments, and trends.

The recent awarding of Microsoft Partner Designations in Data and AI (Azure) as well as Digital and App innovation, reconfirms our commitment to training and skilling our team to provide our clients the very best service possible.

And, with Microsoft recently announcing its commitment to opening up AI opportunities in its partner programme, its particularly gratifying to receive official recognition of our expertise in this area.

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While many UK organisations can demonstrate Microsoft Partner status, few can boast the collection of credentials possessed by Kocho.

Cementing our status as one of the UK’s leading Microsoft partners we’re one of the very few to hold five Microsoft Partner Designations.

Which are:

  • Data and AI (Azure)

  • Digital and App Innovation (Azure)

  • Security

  • Infrastructure (Azure)

  • Modern Work

To further reinforce this position, Kocho also boasts membership status of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). Something which goes hand in hand with our longstanding relationship with Microsoft, including eight Partner of the Year awards.

And, within our Security Partner Designation, we’re proud holders of no few than four Advanced Security Specialisations.

Which are for:

  • Cloud Security

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Information Protection and Governance

  • Threat Protection

Alastair Rees, Director of Alliances at Kocho, said “I’m extremely proud of the hard work the Kocho team have put into skills and learning to achieve our wide range of Microsoft Partner Designations.

To be awarded five designations, alongside the security specialisations, puts us among a select few UK partners that can offer such a deep and thorough knowledge of the Microsoft suite.”

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To be awarded five designations, alongside the security specialisations, puts us among a select few UK partners that can offer such a deep and thorough knowledge of the Microsoft suite.

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Alastair Rees

Director of Alliances, Kocho

What this means for Kocho’s clients

Among its team of over 100 consultants, Kocho have proven, recognised expertise and credibility that’s aligned to the Microsoft AI cloud partner programme. Providing assurance for customers that they’re in trusted hands, and supported by a team packed with market-leading expertise.

To attain (and retain) Microsoft Partner Designation and Security Specialisation status our team go through hours of training. A commitment that helps them hit the highest capability scores across performance, skilling, and customer success. Which of course enables Kocho’s team to remain packed with the very best knowledge in the market.

Partnering with a Microsoft Solutions Partner can offer your business a range of benefits.

One of the key advantages is access to Microsoft’s expertise and resources. Microsoft Solutions Partners are certified professionals who have in-depth knowledge and experience in leveraging Microsoft technologies to support your businesses.

They provide expert guidance and support in implementing, managing, and optimising Microsoft solutions to meet your specific business requirements . Offering insight into best practices, maximising return on investment, or even where opportunities exist for potential funding.

Furthermore, Microsoft Solutions Partners often have access to exclusive tools, early access trials and private previews, and promotions that are not available to the wider public. An opportunity for our clients to leverage our status to stay ahead of the competition.

Partnering with a Microsoft Solutions Partner can be the start of something greater for your business. And Kocho is there to help you every step of the way, whether you’re looking to migrate to the cloud, digitally transform, or enhance security.

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Our values as a business align perfectly with Microsoft’s vision, and we are proud to be able to deliver transformative solutions, with security at the core.

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Des Lekerman

Chief Executive, Kocho

Kocho’s Microsoft Partner

Being a long-term partner to Microsoft is about more than just evidencing our capabilities. It’s about living and realising a shared commitment around the role of powerful, transformative technology, and the benefits it can bring to society.

Kocho are proud to have signed the Microsoft Partner Pledge, encompassing three core values:

  1. To grow talent in our industry.
  2. To enhance diversity and inclusion.
  3. To shape a desirable world.

Des Lekerman, CEO at Kocho, said “Kocho’s goal is to help our clients and our people become greater. Our values as a business align perfectly with Microsoft’s vision, and we are proud to be able to deliver transformative solutions, with security at the core, and that drive real change for our clients.”

If you’d like to find out more about Kocho’s services and solutions, or if you have a challenge that we can help with, then contact our team today.

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Lewis Coburn

Lewis Coburn is Kocho’s Head of Marketing. Lewis is committed to leveraging his expertise to not only make Kocho a household name, but to also establish it as the premier name in the identity, mobility, connectivity, and security sphere.

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