Microsoft has said more than a third of its active UK partner base is selling cloud solutions, up from just six per cent less than two years ago.
Cloud is one of the software giant’s key technology focus areas, along with mobile, social and big data. But at its Worldwide Partner Conference in the summer of 2013, the firm’s chief operating officer Kevin Turner admitted just three per cent of its global partner base was selling cloud actively. At the same time, in the UK, the figure stood at six per cent.
But less than two years on, the UK figure now stands at 35 per cent, according to Microsoft’s UK channel chief Linda Rendleman (pictured).
Rendleman started her new role just over a year ago and one of her key focus areas was to travel across the UK, promoting cloud to partners of all sizes in all regions.
She said the initiative was paying off.