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CANCOM UK&I Retains Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) Status for Second Year Running

CANCOM UK&I, who were recently acquired by Telefónica Tech, has been recognised as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) for a second year running, reaffirming CANCOM’s Azure credentials.

Mark Skelton, CTO and Vice President, CANCOM UK&I commented, “We have delivered some of the most complex, challenging, and secure Microsoft Azure solutions across public and private sectors, especially within the NHS and healthcare. For many of our customers Azure serves as the foundation for transformation, so this accreditation is important because it offers complete confidence customers will be working with an IT partner who can support their journey at every step – from development, to delivery, to ongoing support.”

To retain Azure Expert MSP status, partners need to undergo an in-depth annual audit assessing myriad capabilities and best practices across a number of different areas including technical skills, security & governance, customer satisfaction, cost optimisation and reporting.  The retention of the Azure Expert MSP status closely follows CANCOM’s recent success of gaining the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization, formerly Windows Virtual Desktop.

Rodney Clark, corporate vice president at Microsoft said, “Partners play a central role in Microsoft’s vision to support companies in their digital transformation projects. Cancom has invested in building deep Microsoft Azure knowledge and services and we are pleased to recognize it as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider for the second year.”

CANCOM’s Microsoft-recognized expert analysts provide architectural guidance and planning and strategy to help customers get the most out of their Azure deployments. They provide regular insight on how a customer’s Azure deployment is performing, and working closely with the Azure Service Centre, to proactively help optimise performance, utilisation, costs, and security. Customers also benefit from CANCOM’s broader 360-degree Microsoft expertise, across Microsoft cloud and Modern Workplace solutions.


The CANCOM Group helps private and public sector organisations maximise business success through technology and leads companies into the digital future. It has over 25 years’ experience in the IT sector and our comprehensive range of services and solutions cover consultation, implementation, management, and support. The CANCOM Group operates internationally. Our 4,000+ employees, together with our powerful partner network, ensures market presence and proximity to our customers across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, United States and beyond. The UK&I arm of CANCOM Group was recently acquired by Telefónica Tech UK&I in a £340M deal in a bid to strengthen the tech giant’s capabilities in cloud and cybersecurity in the UK and Ireland.