Sep 07,2021

How Cloud Services Is Shifting the Role of IT

The Coming Shift To IT Value Generation   EMC Corporation writes “[by Chuch Hollis]…The proliferation of clouds and external service provider appears to be causing a fortuitous shift in more than a few IT organizations: they now have a clear mission to generate value from IT…Cloud and service provider concepts are starting to work their way into more IT thinking. You don’t have to do everything yourself, and — even for the stuff you have to do internally…My belief is that we — as an IT industry — will be rather consumed with this whole…” Read More 3/22/2011 5:55:47 PM   Which of your business’ IT processes will become streamlined when you leverage the efficiency of cloud services?​  

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I would like to take a moment to thank our SAP partner ecosystem for an amazing year, and for creating outstanding momentum following the announcement of the Embrace initiative between SAP and Microsoft.   

By working closely together, Microsoft, SAP and our system integrators are helping customers navigate their journey to digital transformation and cloud agility with a well-defined and streamlined migration strategy to S/4HANA on Azure. During our Microsoft Inspire event, my colleague Arpan Shah featured SAP on Azure in his session Running Mission and Business Critical Workloads—like SAP—in Azure, highlighting the importance of this workload. 

Develop your SAP on Azure practice 

Microsoft is committed to working with our strong partner ecosystem to engage customers, build confidence, and identify the critical steps in their SAP cloud transformation journey. We have established a comprehensive set of resources to support our partner ecosystem as you proactively engage your customers. These include partner skilling resources, SAP on Azure Go-To-Market programs, established reference architectures, and engineering guidance.    

Organization’s people, and making collaboration, agility and innovation key priorities 

Microsoft has made significant investments to help partners develop strong SAP on Azure practices, showcase their skills, and differentiate their services. Partners are now able to attain the SAP on Azure advanced specialization and differentiate themselves in a way that is recognized by customers and Microsoft sellers as having proven capabilities to deliver SAP landscapes on Azure. This year, Microsoft introduced the first-of-its kind architect certification AZ120 – Designing and Architecting Azure for SAP workloads. Partners who build their SAP on Azure practices with architects who have achieved AZ120 deliver the confidence that they have the right resources to support a customer transformation. 

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Microsoft has made significant investments to help partners develop strong SAP on Azure practices, showcase their skills, and differentiate their services. Partners are now able to attain the SAP on Azure advanced specialization and differentiate themselves in a way that is recognized by customers and Microsoft sellers as having proven capabilities to deliver SAP landscapes on Azure. This year, Microsoft introduced the first-of-its kind architect certification AZ120 – Designing and Architecting Azure for SAP workloads. Partners who build their SAP on Azure practices with architects who have achieved AZ120 deliver the confidence that they have the right resources to support a customer transformation.