Companies turning to Microsoft solutions such as Azure and Teams has driven growth for the tech giant at an amazing rate, according to CRN. And, as Perficient Chairman and CEO Jeff Davis shared with CRN, Perficient has been able to help companies significantly in these areas with Microsoft.
“Our Microsoft customers have expressed great determination to proceed with projects. Current clients are pursuing more development opportunities and new business activity is strong,” Davis told CRN. “In many ways, the uncertainty illuminated the need for additional cloud adoption and the flexibility of cloud services. As this exceptional situation became the new normal, IT leaders recognized preexisting gaps in infrastructure, resilience, and solution delivery – gaps that Azure is perfectly positioned to address.”
Azure was one of the chief growth areas Microsoft identified in its quarterly report, too, and Davis told CRN this reflects what Perficient has seen.
“Azure continues to expand in multiple directions across several industries. COVID forced businesses to be nimble, which placed a high priority on real-time access to data to make critical business decisions,” Davis said to CRN. “We’re seeing increased client investment in foundational infrastructure, governance, open source and automation technologies such as Terraform and Azure DevOps.”
“Clients are also exploring the full suite of Azure Data Services as workloads are targeted for cloud migration and platform innovation,” he told CRN. “We’re currently supporting several new Azure enterprise customers with wholesale app modernization targeting Azure as well.”
This has driven demand for Azure services, Davis told CRN, but it also isn’t the only area where enterprises are making use of Microsoft solutions. Indeed, Teams has become a huge part of the way people work today, and that is reflected in how Perficient has been helping clients.
“Now that they’ve established a foundation with Teams, many businesses are starting to look at Teams governance as a means to operationalize their Teams deployments and push the platform forward,” Davis said to CRN.
Our Microsoft team is ready to help businesses as they adjust to the new normal, find new solutions to work remotely, and adopt new practices. Our Return to Work solutions include areas such as Azure and Teams, as well as others like Power Platform that are crucial for working a modern, nimble, collaborative manner.