Office Line S.A. today proudly announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Greece. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of cloud – based solutions on Azure technology.
“We are proud to receive the 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year award. Our continued investment in Microsoft technologies and our long-term partnership development strategy have had significant results in increasing the use of Microsoft Cloud services in the market. This recognition reinforces our commitment to continue to deliver exceptional digital transformation projects based on innovative cloud services.” Panagiotis Kouris, Office Line’s CEO, stated.
Office Line has received this honor among 2,900 participants from 115 countries worldwide for its innovative solutions and services as well as its spectacular performance as a Microsoft partner in Greece.
This award demonstrates Office Line’s unique ability to develop innovative solutions in all areas of technological action, thereby meeting the needs of its global clientele.
“We are honored to recognize Office Line S.A. of Greece as Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “Office Line S.A. has distinguished itself as an exemplary partner, demonstrating remarkable expertise and innovation to help customers achieve more.”
The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Office Line as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.
“It is our great pleasure that Microsoft awarded Office Line as our Greek Partner of the Year at Inspire, our annual global partner conference in Las Vegas last month. Office Line is a trusted Microsoft Gold partner and adviser of Microsoft technologies for the past 20 years with a strong focus on delivering transformation projects around a Modern Workplace with M365 and driving also cloud transportation with Azure at the heart of all the projects.”, highlighted Christodoulos Papafotis, Commercial and Partner Director of Microsoft Greece.
Office Line S.A, less than 1 year after launching its 2 Stars Partnership with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., is today the first and only certified company in Greece to implement CloudGuard IaaS solution.
This important certification demonstrates that Office Line is the only Checkpoint’s specialized and preferred partner to implement CloudGuard IaaS solution in projects at Cloud and Hybrid environment. The process for obtaining this certification was particularly demanding, as Solution Architects of the company were required to successfully complete specific tests to demonstrate the level of expertise in the solution.
Mr. Panagiotis Kouris, CEO of Office Line SA noted: ‘”Loyal to the Cloud first strategy we have mapped, it is our obligation to protect data of customers who have entrusted us with their digital transformation and transferred their infrastructure to the Cloud, providing state-of-the-art security solutions. we are especially pleased that check point, a global leader in security sector certified our solutions architects and recognized our company as the only authorized partner in Greece for CloudGuard IaaS.”
“Check Point recognizes Office Line to its officially certified partners for Greece & Cyprus. We are very satisfied with the progress of our partnership as Office Line is a visionary company that recognizes the challenges of the modern digital age and responds immediately. For this reason, Office Line is the first partner to specialize in the Check Point Cloud Guard IaaS solution for Greece.” stated Mr. Giannis Gikas, Regional Manager of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for Greece, Cyprus, Romania & Bulgaria.
Office Line S.A., an internationally acclaimed leading provider of Cloud solutions and digital transformation in Greek & International market and Microsoft’s Gold Partner, has won the award for Business Excellence and ranks among the 30 companies worldwide, according to the reputable technological journal CIO Bulletin issued in America.
Office Line’s ranking in the “30 Business Excellence Awards 2019” list and the acquisition of yet another world-class distinction showcase its unique ability to keep up to date with the technological developments of the modern business environment.
Office Line is the only Greek company that managed to pass the rigorous evaluation and win the Business Excellence Award. The spectacular growth rates of the company and its transformation from a local System Integrator to a Global Service Provider is a huge achievement recognized internationally. This is an irrefutable proof that the partners who trust our company enjoy unique technological services of the utmost quality, anywhere in the world, thus ensuring that the organizations in which they work are completing their digital transformation smoothly, resulting in seamless and efficient operation.
Mr. Panagiotis Kouris, CEO of Office Line, stated: “I am proud and excited that we have succeeded in promoting excellence in all corners of the Earth. This is not something that is won overnight. In recent years we have consistently and continuously invested in the training of our staff, in targeted strategic collaborations with technological giants such as Microsoft as well as in the continuous research and development of technological solutions that will add value to our partners. ”
The CIO Bulletin is one of the most prestigious technology magazines, published in California, USA. Its electronic form acts as an interactive platform that its primary role is to inform and assist CIO’s in the understanding of advanced business solutions, thus contributing to the shaping of the optimum business operating model of the leading organizations.
Office Line S.A., the unique Diamond Sponsor of Microsoft Summit 2019 held on May 14 at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, made a strong presence with the compelling speech of Mr. Panagiotis Kouris, titled “Envision the Future of an AI Enabled Workplace”.
“Cloud has changed the way we work and evolve, helping us to understand the data more efficiently. AI adds magic to our work. It works for the good of society, always keeping human at the center” Mr. Kouris, CEO of Office Line, mentioned on stage.
Our company was also present at “Factory of the future” as Microsoft-selected company at “AI Innovators”, highlighting innovative solutions designed to optimize the day-to-day lives of employees in the modern workplace.
Office Line’s team welcomed distinguished market executives, businessmen, journalists as well as Philippe Rogge, President of Microsoft for the Central and Western Europe region, who congratulated us for the progress of the company at Greece and worldwide.
Office Line S.A., a leading provider of integrated Cloud and Digital Transformation solutions, is the gold sponsor of this year’s Impact Bite Awards.
With 22 years of successful presence in the field of high technology, the company is recognized as one of the leading system integrators and service providers, providing customers with specialized solutions tailored to their personal needs and requirements. Office Line has the experience, know-how and the most qualified executives in the Greek market, as well as the catalytic influence given by Microsoft’s recognition as the only authorized Fast Track Ready Partner in Greece and Cyprus. The company is ISO 9001: 2015 certified for its services and has 7 very important Gold Certifications from Microsoft. Corresponding certifications are also available from other leading technology vendors, namely HPE, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam, VMware, Checkpoint, for the application of innovative technology solutions.
The company has received significant awards: “Lifetime Customer Value in Azure” (Microsoft Partner Excellence Awards 2017), “Digital Transformation Enabler” (InfoCom world awards 2017), “Top 25 European Cloud Providers 2018” from the specialized magazine CIO Applications Europe, “Gold Cloud Provider” by Impact BITE awards (June 2018), highlighting the innovation and best practices of Business Technology. Office Line recently received Business Excellence Award for company’s transformation from a local System Integrator into a Global Service Provider, as the acclaimed CIO Bulletin ranked company in the “30 Business Excellence Awards 2019”
Concerning the event, Impact Bite Awards, the most important awards for technological innovation, were first organized in 2011 and are coming back dynamically for the eighth consecutive year from Boussias Communications, netweek magazine and ELTRUN. They are carried out under the auspices of SEPA (Hellenic Association of Information Technology & Communications Enterprises). The ceremony of the IMPACT BITE Awards will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 8:45 pm at the impressive venue of “Museum of Wine” (Agios Dimitriou Avenue, Pallini).
Office Line S.A., after fifteen years of strategic partnership with Microsoft, undertakes the unique Diamond Sponsorship at the most important annual Microsoft Greece event for Greece, Cyprus and Malta.
This year’s Microsoft’s Summit, titled “Transform. Innovate. Grow” with a central focus on Artificial Intelligence, takes place Tuesday, May 14th at the Central Stage of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Among world-renowned speakers Garry Kasparov, Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Saqib Shaikh, Sean Alexander will also be the CEO of Office Line, mr. Panagiotis Kouris with his speech “Envisioning the Future of an AI Enabled Workplace”.
Mr. Kouris, a Technology Visioner, dreams to digitally transform organizations and businesses around the world and give them the opportunity to improve their operations with the appropriate tools so their executives can take decisions based on credible business data, by using cutting-edge innovative solutions.
Throughout the event, Office Line’s team will welcome you and guide you through the two booths of company to discuss about digital transformation technology solutions that will enable you to grow your business.
Mr. Vaggelis Morfis, Marketing & Operations Director, Microsoft Hellas, Cyprus, Malta, said: “Microsoft Summit is the largest event we hold every year as Microsoft Greece, true to our promise to bring the latest technology developments in our country. This year is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence, with world-renowned speakers coming together to share their experiences and inspire us. It is a great honor for us to have as our Diamond Sponsor Office Line S.A., one of our most important partners and pioneers of Artificial Intelligence in Greece.”
Office Line S.A. has the privilege of being one of 300 selected Microsoft Fast Track Ready partners across the globe.
This award marks it as one of the top 1% of Microsoft’s global partner ecosystem, and it is still an important acknowledgment of its know-how and its innovative approach to Cloud services over its multi-year presence as a Microsoft strategic partner as well as the highest-level services it can offer businesses in Greece, Central and Eastern Europe.
The Microsoft Fast Track Ready Partner program enables organizations to join, to take advantage of the benefits of the Microsoft 365 platform with unique services without additional investment of financial resources.
In particular, Office Line can help businesses and organizations directly deploy Office 365, EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security) and Windows 10, providing guidance and consulting services for the first steps up to and including users in the new environment. In addition to the initial activation and integration of users, the program focuses on direct understanding of the benefits and adoption of these services by end users, using methodologies designed and tested by Microsoft.
Under the guidance of experienced, certified and dedicated Office Line engineers, in collaboration and with Microsoft support, each organization can now enjoy a unique experience of using the Microsoft 365 platform.
Panayiotis Kouris, CEO of Office Line S.A. said: “We are particularly proud that Microsoft supports Office Line’s continued investment in new technologies through its multi-year strategic partnership and trusts us with such high recognition as that of the unique Fast Track Ready Partner in Greece & Cyprus. Our company aims to play a leading role to pass Digital Transformation into the DNA of Greek organisations and not just to make business. ”
Office Line SA is a leading provider of integrated IT infrastructure solutions and implementation of specialized IT projects, with 22 years of presence in high technology space. Key features of its long-standing know-how, the expertise of its certified engineers in Microsoft technologies and beyond, has a wide range of clients, from multinational companies, public and banking organizations, and medium and large private companies. The company is ISO 9001: 2015 certified for its services and has plenty of Gold Microsoft Certification to provide cloud solutions and applications. Corresponding certifications are also available from other leading technology companies such as HPE, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam, VMware for innovative technology solutions. The company has received major awards: “Lifetime Customer Value in Azure” Awards 2017, “InfoCom world awards 2017”, “Top 25 European Cloud Providers 2018” by CIO Applications Europe and Gold Cloud Provider by Impact BITE Awards (June 2018) highlight the innovation and best practices of Business Technology.
The main areas of activity of the company are:
- Mobile security
- Business transformation
- Public, Private, Hybrid cloud solutions
- Business Continuity
- Cyber Security solutions
- GDPR & Risk matters
- Collaboration and SharePoint services
- Enterprise support services
- Value Added Reseller
The first Citrix on Azure implementation of a Digital Transformation project in Greece
Office Line, a leading company specializing in the provision of integrated IT infrastructure solutions and the implementation of demanding IT projects, has successfully undertaken and implemented the Azure migration project for Intertranslations, the main contractor of translation works of the European Parliament and the European Commission in more than 130 language combinations. This is the first complete digital transformation project in Greece, based on Citrix on Azure technologies. The certified Office Line expertise in both Microsoft Azure and Citrix environments has been the key to the successful first implementation.
In particular, the implementation satisfied the need for Intertranslations to meet its increased requirements for collaboration, security, communication flexibility, and optimization of the company’s productivity, at the same time reducing the long time for support management, committing funds for the renewal of the existing equipment and flexibility to modify the company’s computing power, tailored to the work load of its customers.
Office Line recommended that the entire IT infrastructure be implemented on Azure, ensuring all the advantages of the cloud over the “on premise” infrastructure. With the completion of the project in August 2018, Intertranslations now has a single platform for its partners to communicate and collaborate, which has added increased security and greater levels of flexibility in their daily lives, resulting in an increase in the company’s own productivity.
Mr. Michael Xynos, President and CEO of Intertranslations SA commented with regard to the collaboration: “We are particularly pleased about our choice to collaborate with Office Line, as within a short time our company has upgraded and integrated its infrastructure, thus covering most efficiently the increased requirements for operational functionality as well as flexibility and secure cooperation with all departments of our company and our external partners. We greatly thank Office Line for the excellent collaboration and successful implementation of such a demanding project.”
Mr. Panagiotis Kouris, CEO of Office Line SA noted: “This important collaboration with Intertranslations for the first complete digital transformation project in Greece, based on Citrix on Azure technology, has been a unique challenge we have come to realize. Now, we enable Intertranslations to take full advantage of Microsoft Azure’s capabilities in order to have the flexibility of structural business changes, increase its potential without the need for additional infrastructure, depending on its needs, and the many other benefits provided by the cloud. We warmly thank Intertranslations for its trust.”
Intertranslations (intertranslations.gr) is active in the field of translation services and is one of the main contractors of translation projects of the European Parliament and the European Commission. It undertakes work not only in the Greek language but also in almost all every language worldwide. The company was established in 1996 and provides translation services specializing in technical, legal, financial, marketing, educational and medical texts in all European and Asian languages. By constantly investing in our human resources and advanced technologies, we meet our clients’ needs by offering, in addition to official translations, complete solutions for interpretation, localization, digital and print material services and the creation of websites in many languages. Intertranslations is one of the few translation companies internationally certified by IS0 17100: 2015 for its services by an accredited government body. The company has offices in Athens and London.
Office Line SA (officeline.gr) is a leading provider of integrated IT infrastructure solutions and implementation of specialized IT projects, with 20 years of presence in the high tech industry. Standing out for its many years of technical know-how and the expertise of its engineers certified in Microsoft and other technologies, it has a wide range of clients, from multinational companies, public and banking organizations, and medium and large private companies. The company is ISO 9001: 2015 certified for its services and has a number of Gold Microsoft certifications for providing cloud solutions and applications. It also holds corresponding certifications from other leading technology companies such as HP, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam, VMware for the implementation of innovative technology solutions. The company has received major awards, such as “Lifetime Customer Value in Azure” (Microsoft Partner Excellence Awards 2017), “Digital Transformation Enabler” (InfoCom World Awards 2017″, “Top 25 European Cloud Providers 2018” from the magazine CIO Applications Europe and “Gold Cloud Provider” from the Impact BITE awards (June 2018), which highlight innovation and best practices in Business Technology.
The main areas of activity of the company are:
• Mobile security
• Business transformation
• Public, Private, Hybrid cloud solutions
• Business Continuity
• Cyber Security solutions
• GDPR & Risk matters
• Collaboration and SharePoint services
• Enterprise support services
• Value Added Reseller
Based on strict criteria and evaluation of the CIO Applications Europe
Athens – May 10, 2018. CIO Applications Europe has chosen Office Line as one of the Top 25 Cloud Solution Providers 2018. The positioning is based on a strict evaluation of Office Line engagement with customers and extension of business value and profitability. The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Applications Europe editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship.
Founded in 1997 as a system integrator, Office Line has been an early innovator in the IT integration and services provision sector. As the world transformed to “Digital of Everything”, Office Line builds solutions that enable enterprises to capitalize on that transformation and become more efficient and productive. Based on hybrid cloud infrastructure, Office Line offers its solutions across various industries (retail chain, shipping, construction, manufacturing, banking, etc) increasing its clients’ productivity, while offering value through secured, seamless and managed cloud services.
“Our vision is the design and delivery of high-quality solutions creating a long-term engagement with our customers, partners and resources whiling putting particular emphasis on security. We understand the technicality and criticality of our customers’ cloud operations and we provide them with suitable tools to safeguard their data. We feel very proud for our distinguished inclusion in the Top 25 cloud solution providers of CIO Applications Europe and we are confident that our growth potential and maturity of our expertise will be shortly accelerated in Balkans, Dubai, CEE, EMEA and by 2020 in USA”, comments Panagiotis Kouris, CEO Office Line.
“We are glad to announce Office Line as one among the Top 25 Cloud Solution Providers 2018. Office Line is a leader IT System Integrator and Services provider empowering customers’ specific business requirements. We are pleased to recognize Office Line for its exemplary contribution to the technologies, Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Virtualization, Azure, Private Cloud Solutions, Cyber security & many more,” said Joe Phillip, Managing Editor of CIO Applications Europe.
About Office Line SA
Office Line was founded in 1997 and has been an early innovator in the IT integration and services provision sector. The company provides comprehensive business solutions targeting a wealth of features that help enterprise businesses respond to real time challenges. Through ongoing investments in developing top tier enterprise services, Office Line provides a range of functionalities that fit all industries; shipping, construction, manufacturing, banking, pharmaceutical, telcos, government, multinational companies etc. It’s dynamic profile and business strategy have been reflected by distinguished awards; Lifetime Customer Value in Azure” (Microsoft Summit ’17), enabler of Digital Transformation (Infocom world 2017). Along with a Microsoft MVP individual working at Office, the company also holds Gold level Microsoft certifications and several other from major ICT organizations; HP, Barracuda, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam, Symantec, VMware, focusing on business value, technical fit and user adoption that lead to real business improvement. For more info: officeline.gr
About CIO Applications
CIO Applications Europe magazine stands out with its unique approach of learning from peers approach offering professionals the most comprehensive collection of technology trends. The magazine is the single most successful initiative Pan-Europe to advice and guide decision makers regarding the latest in the fast-evolving technology landscape. We are determined to propose a myriad of additional services that can improve businesses and help customers deal with issues related to this industry. For more info: https://www.cioapplicationseurope.com/
Athens, Sept 2017 Press Release
Office Line the leader IT System integrator and services provider partners with Celestyal Cruises, one of the leading cruise lines operating five mid-sized vessels providing high personalized services.
Celestyal Cruses has upgraded its IT infrastructure and increased productivity in its headquarters, following a partnership with Office Line who developed and implemented a long phase and demanding project “Active Directory Domain Services & Office 365 email migration” providing Celestyal Cruises with a unified platform for the communication and cooperation between employees in its headquarters.
Kostas Smyrlis, MIS Director of Celestyal Cruises commented: “The new system provides maximum security and high levels of flexibility in delivering everyday tasks, thus increases Celestyal Cruises productivity. We are particularly pleased with our choice to collaborate with Office Line; in a short period of time our company upgraded and united its infrastructure in all the countries of operation. It is a strategic step towards our digital transformation, which aims to efficiently cover the need for the cooperation between all of the company’s departments” he added.
Panagiotis Kouris, Office Line CEO said: “The new platform has reduced the amount of time previously required for the operation of the company’s two separate domain and email systems. More specifically, Celestyal Cruise’s email transition to the Office 365 will provide immediate results for the smooth, safe and up-to-date management of its data, as well as for a more efficient cooperation and communication among its employees and associates”.
Celestyal Cruises is one of the leading cruise lines serving the Greek Islands and circumnavigating the island of Cuba year round. The company operates five mid-sized vessels, each one intimate enough to provide highly-personalized services.