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Micro Focus Named Top Performing Platform Modernisation ISV by Microsoft

Award recognises sales excellence as a platform modernisation partner
  • 23 July, 2009 09:44

<p>Micro Focus (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application management and modernisation solutions, today announced that the company was named Microsoft Corp.’s Top Performing Modernisation ISV for FY2009. The award, presented to Micro Focus at the 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), recognises Micro Focus as the modernisation partner that delivered the most customer wins over the past year.</p>
<p>“I am pleased to recognise Micro Focus as this year’s Top Performing Platform Modernisation ISV,” said Bob Ellsworth, Director, Platform Modernisation at Microsoft. “As our top performing independent software vendor, Micro Focus has delivered the most customer opportunities and wins of all Platform Modernisation ISVs in FY09. Microsoft looks forward to growing this relationship and success in FY10.”</p>
<p>The award recognises Micro Focus’ role as a trusted, global Microsoft partner. Over the past year, Micro Focus has demonstrated a commitment to working with Microsoft to deliver solutions aimed at helping customers migrate existing applications to Windows environments. Most recently, Micro Focus launched the ReUZEÔ product line at the 2009 WPC. Micro Focus ReUZEÔ is a new Visual Studio based solution designed to provide customers with the fastest route to utilise mainframe application functionality on Windows to exploit the .NET framework.</p>
<p>“It is an honour to be recognised by Microsoft as a leader within their partner ecosystem,” said Peter Duffell, Vice President, Microsoft Practice at Micro Focus. “We are committed to providing our customers with choice and Microsoft provides the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective path available for mainframe migration. This award validates the benefits that our customers are achieving in reducing costs and improving flexibility by moving applications to a Windows environment. The goal of our partnership with Microsoft is to make that process as seamless as possible.”</p>
<p>Together, Micro Focus and Microsoft help businesses rapidly improve agility, reduce time to market, lower costs, and leverage the reliability, availability and scalability of high-performance platforms.</p>
<p>About Micro Focus
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com</p>

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