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Appsbroker Achieves the Infrastructure Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program


When Three Became Four…

Swindon, 15/06/20 – Google Cloud Premier Partner, Appsbroker, today announced that it has achieved the Infrastructure Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program.

By earning this Specialization, Appsbroker has proven its expertise and success in architecting and building Google Cloud Platform infrastructure and workflows, and completing migrations to Google Cloud Platform.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas.

This recognition becomes the third Specialization achieved by Appsbroker, after Data Analytics and Application Development, and follows shortly after the company announced it received the 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Application Development.

Geoff Newell, Technical Director at Appsbroker, commented:

“We’re delighted and honoured to receive this award and I’m extremely proud of the whole team. We’ve worked exclusively with Google Cloud for twelve years, delivering many transformational projects and winning happy customers. We get to work on some incredibly complex customer challenges and Google Cloud services are the best tools to have in your toolbox for providing reliable and scalable modern infrastructure solutions. Partnering with Google Cloud gives the Appsbroker team the opportunity to work at pace to deliver extraordinary outcomes to our mutual customers.”

About Appsbroker

Appsbroker is the largest European Google Cloud-only Agile Systems Integrator, the current holder of the Google Cloud Specialisation Partner of the Year Award for Application Development and we’re excited to be included as an initial launch partner for Google Cloud Anthos.

Appsbroker delivers solutions across six key focus areas – Application Development, Collaboration (G Suite and Cloud Search), Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Fintech, High-Performance Computing and Infrastructure – and holds Google Cloud Specialisations in Application Development, Data Analytics and now Infrastructure.

Clients include some of the world’s largest organisations in sectors from manufacturing through financial services to media & entertainment (including gaming).

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Pesapal Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality


Reserveport by Pesapal Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA Property Management System (PMS)

Nairobi, 27th May 2020 – PESAPAL, a leading provider of hospitality payment solutions & Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Reserveport 2.6 with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5.

The Reserveport integration to Oracle Hospitality OPERA ensures that availability and pricing are distributed real time to major booking online travel agents, such as Booking.com, Expedia, and Hotels.com, each time these change in Oracle Hospitality OPERA. Reservations on a booking site are automatically updated by the Reserveport PMS – no need for calls or manual inventory management”The result is a seamless interaction between the property management system and online travel agents.

”Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between Reserveport 2.6 and Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5 is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. “For solutions deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements to ensure solutions successfully and reliably meet the needs and priorities of the customers.

“This validated integration is in line with our commitment to use technology to help our hospitality customers to do more. Our team has delivered a game changing, validated and reliable interface for thousands of hotels across Africa which means they can use Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5 to automate their pricing and inventory distribution. Rate changes and available room inventory is updated seamlessly. Reservations are delivered to the PMS in real time, which gives our customers immediate pickup and saves in labor previously required to enter these bookings.” said Mark Mwongela, CEO, Pesapal Limited. “PesaPal’s participation in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and recent Oracle Validated Integration further extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily reap the benefits of RESERVEPORT. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Oracle Cloud to help us achieve our business goals.”

About Pesapal
Pesapal provides a simple, safe, and secure way for businesses to accept payments in Africa. We partner with credit card companies, banks, and mobile networks to give consumers as many payment options as possible. Pesapal offers ecommerce and point-of-sale (POS) payment processing support.

Powered by Pesapal, Reserveport is an easy-to-use central reservations system for all types of accommodations and hotel operations. Reserveport offers a simple online solution that enables online hotel reservations, and at the same time, simplifies daily administration.

About Oracle Hospitality:
Oracle Hospitality brings 35 years of experience in providing technology solutions to food and beverage operators. We provide hardware, software, and services that allow our customers to deliver exceptional guest experiences while maximizing profitability. Our solutions include integrated point-of-sale, loyalty, reporting and analytics, inventory and labor management, all delivered from the cloud to lower IT cost and maximize business agility.

For more information about Oracle Hospitality, please visit www.Oracle.com/Hospitality.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of a complementary partner software product with an Oracle “on-premises” Application has been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations and partners who successfully complete the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at https://solutions.oracle.com/scwar/scr/AboutPartners/validated-integration/index.html

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Nairobi, Kenya
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WARMWORKS SCOTLAND ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE PLATINUM ACCREDITATION


Warmworks Scotland, managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

For nearly 30 years, Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. To have received the highest level accreditation is a terrific achievement and means that Warmworks has become only the second organisation in Scotland to achieve a Platinum award in its first assessment against the standard.

Commenting on the award, Ross Armstrong, Managing Director of Warmworks said: “I am absolutely delighted that Warmworks has been awarded the Investors in People accreditation, Platinum standard. This was our first assessment against the standard and to receive the highest level accreditation is a testament to how we do business.

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be a part of this amazing organisation, one that has already achieved so much in the four years since it was formed. The next step for us is to use our unique, values-driven culture as our starting point for our future growth and development, ensuring that we maximise this platform to build an equally exciting and inspiring future.”

Bonnie Clarke, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said: “As one of only 42 organisations that hold the prestigious Investors in People Platinum award, Warmworks joins an illustrious group of high performing organisations – huge congratulations to the entire team on their incredible achievement, it is very well deserved indeed. It is terrific to see an organisation where those in positions of leadership role model the behaviours that bring to life their values – professionalism, enthusiasm, innovation, teamwork and care. This is what Investors in People is about – making work better. Keep up the good work!”

Warmworks, based in Edinburgh near Leith, was founded in 2015 and employs around 70 field and office-based employees. It also manages a supply chain of 300+, which cover the length and breadth of Scotland.

Media Contact: Bronagh Finnegan, Public Affairs and Communications Manager bronagh.finnegan@warmworks.co.uk

Warmworks
1. Warmworks Scotland is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks
2. It is the Managing Agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland
3. The latest Warmworks Annual Report is available to view or download at: https://www.warmworks.co.uk/about/

Warmworks Scotland – IIP Platinum Award – additional information from the final report:
• Warmworks IIP Benchmark was 814 whereas the average benchmark across
the sector in which they operate is 724.

• Warmworks is now one of 42 organisations in Scotland who hold Platinum accreditation and only the second that has achieved Platinum status in their first assessment against the standard.

• Transparency and trust are core to how Warmworks operate, leading and inspiring people to achieve great things on a daily basis.

• The values and behaviours integral to delivering a great service to people who experience fuel poverty is fully engrained in how everyone operates and understands their role.

• Leaders are active role models, leading by example and are trusted by people in the organisation, showing people what a good job looks like and would never ask people to do anything they would not do themselves.

About Investors in People (IIP)
4. Remarkable exclusively delivers the Investors in People accreditation within Scotland

5. Investors in People supports and challenges organisations to navigate and interpret the opportunities of doing business in the 21st century in innovative and creative ways. Opportunities such as technology, succession planning, flexible working; and challenges such as ineffectual decision making, absenteeism, employee disengagement

6. Investors in People is not about paperwork nor is it an audit or a rigid assessment. It is about listening to our clients, talking to our clients and becoming a critical friend to our clients to develop action orientated, positive solutions that are unique and fit for purpose

7. Investors in People recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust; and it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people – research tells us that nearly two thirds (57%) of organisations think Investors in People helps their staff be more productive (Source: Investors in People, Community Interest Company, UK)

8. Investors in People delivers objective and independent insights, stretch and inspiration to enable ambitious organisations to innovate and maintain their competitive edge to deliver outstanding client experiences and increase prosperity

9. The 6th generation of Investors in People has ensured it remains relevant for the challenges and the changes facing organisations in the 21st century – over 75% of Investors in People organisations in Scotland say it has had a positive impact, particularly around employee engagement, learning effectiveness and organisation performance (Source: IIP Impact Research, University of Glasgow, 2015)

10. There are 4 levels of award (Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and within each of these, 4 levels of “maturity” (Developed, Established, Advanced and High Performing). Each level is more progressive and challenging than the next and each award is a fantastic recognition in its own right

11. For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation

12. Investors in People has been achieved by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, across over 75 countries

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