South African IoT Company IoT.nxt Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status for Cloud Platform
December 16, 2018
South African Internet of Things (IoT) company IoT.nxt has achieved ‘Microsoft Gold Partner Status for Cloud Platform’. IoT.nxt, which has headquarters in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, was established in 2015. The company offers a genuine subscription-based ‘Big Data’ model and a technology stack that “bridges the gap between all protocols in the industrial ecosystem”. Its proprietary ‘Raptor’ gateway allows companies to “retrofit” legacy systems without “rip and replace”. This is IoT.nxt’s second recognition by Microsoft - in 2017 it achieved ‘Microsoft Gold Partner for Data Platform’ status.
Microsoft Gold-certified partnerships are offered to companies that have a close relationship with Microsoft and achieving Gold status shows a company has earned the highest standards in Microsoft's partnership program. It further shows a company has “the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies”. The status offers companies access to a range of support options that other companies do not receive. These include training and marketing options. Alongside the recognition three IoT.nxt team members have recently gained cloud-based qualifications to become ‘Microsoft Certified Professionals’ (MCPs). This brings the total number of MCPs in IoT.nxt’s team to 11.
"Technology, and IOT technology and strategies specifically, are advancing at a rapid pace,” suggested the company’s CEO Nico Steyn. “This partnership will assist us in staying up to date with technology capabilities required from us by customers. We believe IOT is not about technology, but about business strategy and approach all our customer relationships from this point of view. Being a Microsoft Gold Partner gives companies we engage with assurance that we are committed to the highest level of excellence and professionalism, with the backing of Microsoft," he added.