The Gold award for Technology Excellence has been presented to Office Line and INTRALOT, in the category “New Technology Trends in Cloud Applications and Services“, during the awards ceremony of the Impact BITE Awards 2020, held on 23rd September. The awards recognize innovation and business excellence that shape the companies’ competitive advantage in the era of the 4th industrial revolution.
The Gold distinction has been awarded to the two companies for their partnership in succeeding a major project of INTRALOT’s Digital Transformation. The project focused on the digital advancement of the company’s important information technology and application management with innovative Cloud solutions, aiming at flexibility, scalability, and accessibility of applications to the Group’s subsidiaries and customers around the world. The know-how and experience of Office Line, in collaboration with INTRALOT’s IT engineers, resulted on the successful implementation of the project, achieving the seamless operation and secure transition of the company’s applications in the innovative Microsoft Azure Cloud environment.
On behalf of Office Line S.A., Panagiotis Kouris, CEO receiving the award said: “It is a great pleasure and honor for us to win this important distinction for a project that brings us to the forefront of technology innovation. The pleasure is twofold, as we share this award with INTRALOT, our valued and significant customer, with whom we successfully completed the migration of its critical infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, providing them with all the necessary solutions and services to move to the secure Cloud environment, accelerating their digital transformation into the future. Such projects are a compass for the entire industry and it is imperative to be recognized as best practices and initiatives that strengthen collaborations between enterprises.”
For the distinction and collaboration of the two companies, Dr. Chris Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to have won such a distinguished award on Cloud adoption. I would like to congratulate our engineers for their focus and commitment in executing our strategy. I would like to thank our partners Office Line and Microsoft for supporting us in this digital journey.”
Receiving the award, Dimitris Kalpaxis, VP, Cloud Infrastructure & Corporate IT at INTRALOT, said: “We are proud to receive this award. Our partnership with Office Line successfully delivered the seamless migration of INTRALOT’s critical applications and services to Microsoft Azure Cloud. The cloud is a fundamental element of our technology strategy that targets at unlocking value out of data.”
Impact Bite Awards are organized by the Netweek magazine of Boussias Communications and ELTRUN, the E-Business Research Center of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), under the auspices of the Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises – SEPE. It is a reputable initiative dedicated to highlight best practices and innovation of the leading companies in the ICT sector.
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Office Line proudly announced that has been recognized for the 2nd consecutive year as « 2020 Microsoft Partner of The Year» in Greece. This unique distinction demonstrates Office Line’s specialization, focus, experience and absolute know-how in Microsoft cutting-edge technologies. The company has been distinguished at the highest level, among the world’s top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in the fields of innovation, Azure Cloud Adoption and the implementation of Modern Workplace solutions.
“This year, our honor is more than enough! Office Line is established as the ultimate Microsoft Partner in Greece. We are proud to receive the 2020 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year award. Our performance in Azure Cloud Adoption sets an important legacy and contributes to the Digital Transformation that takes place in Greece. Our goal is to contribute to the digital growth of our country, through Microsoft’s cutting-edge technologies. At the same time, with a view to the future, we aim to “export” our unique know-how abroad, to the markets of Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Canada and in a 5 years-period to the USA. We envision to create a global network of research, development and innovative implementation of pioneer Microsoft Technologies” Panagiotis Kouris, Office Line CEO, stated.
“I would like to congratulate Office Line for being recognized as Partner of The Year for the second consecutive year in Greece. This distinction is the hallmark of its commitment to providing innovative solutions to its customers, utilizing Microsoft Azure and cloud solutions.” Albertos Bourlas, Commercial Partners Director – Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta mentioned.
“It is an honor to recognize Office Line as 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “Office Line goes above and beyond, delivering timely solutions that solve the complex challenges that businesses around the world face – from communicating and collaborating virtually to helping customers realize their full potential with Azure cloud services, and beyond. I am proud to honor and congratulate Office Line’s excellent performance.”
Office Line has received this award, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide for providing outstanding solutions and services in the field of Modern Workplace & Azure Cloud Adoption. In addition, the company contributed to the Digital Transformation of important Organizations and companies in Greece, even in the COVID-19 pandemic conditions.
The recognition of the Microsoft Partner of the Year 2020 award to Office Line for the 2nd consecutive year, certifies its exceptional ability to manage complex and innovative projects of great importance for its clients, not only in Greece, but also abroad. The company delivers its projects with speed, efficiency and provision of strategic consulting services.
Microsoft “Country Partner of the Year” award is given to honorary associates of each country, who excelled in the previous year, by implementing multiple and demanding projects for companies, with perfection and professionalism, based on Microsoft products, providing them with significant added value.
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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