Mint Group becomes Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

Mint earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

Johannesburg, 10 Jul 2018
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Mint Group, top 1% global systems integrator, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Academic customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete accreditation requirements to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP programme is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft's Academic licensing, authorise them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licences, and demonstrate to potential customers they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Over the last 10 years, Mint Group has made significant strides in delivering innovation and transformation to Africa's education industries through next-generation solutions based on Dynamics 365, Office 365, Azure and artificial intelligence.

"Education industries across Africa are rife with complexities and challenges, leaving the gap wide open for opportunities and innovation through technology. It is Mint's passion and purpose to help solve those complexities and help transform education," stated Mint Group CEO Carel du Toit.

"This Microsoft AEP authorisation shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products. We hope to accelerate our academic customers' successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements," he added.

"By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market," said Anthony Salcito, vice-president of Education for Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector. "This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists."

The Microsoft AEP programme is designed to authorise and equip organisations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

Mint Group

Mint Group is a global IT consultancy recognised as a top 1% global systems integrator. The organisation is also a member of the prestigious Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics and recruits best-of-breed global IT skills and capabilities, with two of only 144 ALM Rangers and one of only 160 PCSAs globally employed as part of the Mint Group of companies. As the dominant solutions provider to Africa's financial services conglomerates, the company enables better business by digitally leading its clients through Customer Centricity with Dynamics 365, Employee Engagement with Office 365, Intelligent Insights with AI and Cognitive Computing, and Smarter Systems with Azure in the digital space.

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Mint Management Technologies Yolandi Booyens (011) 856 4400
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