Mint Group scores double hat-trick of Microsoft Solutions Partner designations

Johannesburg, 04 Apr 2023

Global technology innovator and 2022 Microsoft South Africa Partner of the Year, Mint Group, is one of the first local firms to achieve all six Microsoft Solutions Partner designations in the CEMA region. With the recent addition of the Security designation, Mint receives the prestigious Cloud badge, which acknowledges capabilities across the entire Microsoft Cloud.

A Solutions Partner designation differentiates partners with broad technical capabilities, a commitment to skilling and training, and a proven ability to successfully deliver solutions for customers in specific Microsoft Cloud solution areas.

“These six Solutions Partner designations demonstrate Mint’s expertise and knowledge in solutions that align with Microsoft’s market strategies. These solution areas are identified based on customer demand and offer us the opportunity to meet client needs more effectively,” explains Mint Head of Channel, Pieter du Toit.

“We are elated with this achievement. If you consider the high level of adaptability and effort required to shift from the previous framework, which consisted of up to 20 competencies, to the new cloud partner programme, condensed into six solution areas, Mint has excelled in a short period of time. This is a yardstick for Mint’s overall technical capabilities. These designations also allow us to showcase solutions we have delivered to help our clients succeed and grow.”

Mint boasts the following Solutions Partner designations:

  • Business Applications
  • Data & AI (Azure)
  • Digital & App Innovation (Azure)
  • Infrastructure (Azure)
  • Modern Work
  • Security

Mint Group is one of the few partners with specialised expertise across all three Microsoft clouds, with added industry specialisation and depth of skills.

The business has to date earned six advanced specialisations across the solution designations to further demonstrate its abilities as a complete Microsoft Cloud Partner. Specialisations demonstrate the capacity to deliver project-based services related to specific technical scenarios aligned to the different solutions areas.

“Many Minties (Mint employees) have cross-skilled across the Microsoft Cloud, which ensures consistency and continuity in the application of our technical capabilities to further drive our massive investment in the Microsoft ecosystem and its technical competencies,” says Du Toit.

“We are proud of the continued investment in skills development Mint Group is making to support customers to respond to market dynamics and business challenges with agility and speed. Their deep technical expertise and strong capabilities across all the Microsoft solutions areas not only help customers as they navigate their digital transformation journeys, but drive the skills the industry needs to enable widespread business innovation across industries,” says Director: Commercial Partners, Microsoft South Africa, Lionel Moyal.

“This accomplishment truly showcases Mint's exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to delivering creative and effective solutions. We are honoured to receive recognition from Microsoft for our adeptness in utilising their cutting-edge technology to generate tangible outcomes for our clients. Moving forward, we are excited to pursue even greater heights and explore the full potential of these remarkable platforms," concludes Mint Group CEO Carel du Toit. 


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