Capgemini Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Services Outstanding Collaboration Partner of the Year Award

| Press release
Paris, June 28, 2012, Today, Capgemini proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Services Outstanding Collaboration Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The Capgemini Group won three global partner of the year awards from Microsoft in total - the highest number of awards for any systems integrator, including two awards for Sogeti – Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year and Azure SI partner of the year.

Don Jones, Global Microsoft Alliance Capgemini said “We are delighted with this award which is recognition of our commitment to delivering cutting edge services built on Microsoft technologies that positively impact our mutual customers’ business. Through aligning with Microsoft, one of our key global strategic alliance partners, we are able to offer new and innovative solutions to our clients using its ubiquitous software.”

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. Capgemini was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Services Outstanding Collaboration.

The Microsoft Services Partner of the Year—Outstanding Collaboration Award recognizes the partner who demonstrated outstanding teamwork and willingness to collaborate with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) on the joint sales and delivery of high-quality solutions to our common customers. The winner proactively and consistently teamed with MCS, acknowledged that partnering with Microsoft is a successful strategy that drives incremental consulting services business for both, and in turn delivered higher quality and more innovative solutions to customers. The winner invested resources and time in establishing infrastructure (people, processes, and technology) that enabled improved collaboration and drove deep relationships with MCS in order to pursue and close more consulting services wins.

We are thrilled to recognize Capgemini as the Services Partner of the Year for Outstanding Collaboration. Their commitment to forming a strong working relationship with Microsoft Consulting Services led to the delivery of multiple high-quality customer solutions on the Microsoft platform. Capgemini truly demonstrated an engagement model that brought our collective capabilities to bear for the benefit of our customers.” – Kathleen Hogan, corporate vice president of Microsoft Services

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

About Capgemini
With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
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