Zitec recognized as winner of 2023 Microsoft Romania Partner of the Year Award

Deniza Cristian 28/06/2023 | 12:45

Zitec today announced it has won the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Romania. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and the implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.


“We are grateful and proud to receive this award from Microsoft and we want to thank our customers for their trust, support and determination to modernize their digital estate using Azure and Zitec’s consulting services. Our belief is that cloud platforms have radically improved the process of developing and operating software applications, but we are still a long way from utilizing them at their full potential given the inherent technical complexity. In the following months and years we will greatly amplify our investment in the Azure practice, as we expect it to be a fundamental technology for the future both in CEE and globally, ” said Lucian Daia, Chief Technology Officer and Partner at Zitec.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,200 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Zitec was recognized for providing outstanding Azure-based solutions and services in Romania.

Zitec has been working with Microsoft Azure since 2011 and was the first company in Romania to launch a live application on the platform. Over the following years, Zitec has helped companies across Europe and North America migrate or modernize over 100 workloads using Microsoft Azure, with a substantial part of these being business-critical applications for medium-sized and large organizations.

Among many successful projects, one in particular stood out for its truly remarkable achievements and earned Zitec this Partner of the Year Award: the digital progress of Sameday, Romania’s fastest growing courier company. After introducing easybox delivery to the national market, Sameday is currently among the main players in its segment in Romania, and it expanded its activity in Hungary and Bulgaria.

For over six years, Zitec has been supporting Sameday’s accelerated business growth with solutions that ensure flexibility and convenience for customers and couriers alike. Some of the transformative aspects of these projects have been captured in case studies on the Microsoft Sentinel security implementation, Reinventing delivery with Sameday’s easybox locker service, or Sameday’s Kubernetes-based infrastructure.

“Technology is critical to our vision of becoming the largest and the most innovative courier company in South-Eastern Europe, as well as to our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of delivery services. We would like to thank Zitec and Microsoft for their continued support in managing the rising complexity of our systems. We are honored that our work together is receiving such a coveted recognition,” said Dragos Barbulescu, CTO at Sameday.

Sameday offers an extensive range of services, including door-to-door delivery and parcel pick-up and return in over 4,700 easybox lockers in three countries. The Romanian courier company developed the most extensive network of lockers in Southeast Europe, including units that rely on solar energy. With the aid of the technological ecosystem it operates, Sameday focuses on offering delivery services that create growth opportunities for people, industries and communities.

“Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!” said Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. “The innovative new solutions and services that positively impact customers and enable digital transformation from this year’s winners demonstrate the best of what’s possible with the Microsoft Cloud.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced annually prior to the company’s global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which will take place on July 18-19 this year. Additional details on the 2023 awards are available on the Microsoft Partner blog: https://aka.ms/POTYA2023_announcement.

The complete list of categories, winners and finalists can be found at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/inspire/awards/winners.

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