The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technologies.
“The rapid growth of IoT and convergence of cloud, mobility and analytics is driving enormous opportunities across all areas of life. HARMAN is investing greater scale and depth in software and services to accelerate this innovation across all the markets we serve. This recognition from Microsoft is an endorsement to our vision of accelerating innovation for the connected auto, connected home and connected enterprise,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HARMAN.
Harman, the market leader in connected car and lifestyle audio, is leading the IOT evolution across automotive, home and the enterprise. Through its newly formed Connected Services business, Harman partners with customers across manufacturing, healthcare, media, retail and consumer devices markets to accelerate their IOT platform development.
“This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable our partner ecosystem has to offer. Therefore, it came as no surprise that HARMAN was named among that group as this year’s winners of the 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Intelligent Systems & Services award,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation. “We applaud HARMAN on this achievement and for the outstanding value it continues to provide for our mutual customers.”
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Harman, through its Connected Services Business, partners with Microsoft to help customers leverage device, cloud and data platforms to rapidly capitalize on emerging IoT business opportunity. Today, over 75 customers collaborate with Harman to deploy IoT solutions across key business scenarios, including remote monitoring, connected manufacturing operations, asset tracking, and fleet and facilities management.
To help customers accelerate their IoT led transformation, Harman has partnered with Microsoft to offer joint workshops for customers to help them explore and deploy Azure IoT and Cortana Advanced Analytics Suite.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our IoT and cloud leadership for the fifth consecutive year, which highlights our close partnership with Microsoft to help our customers transform their business. We’re uniquely positioned to deliver differentiated experiences at an accelerated pace by bringing customers the best of hardware and software at global scale,” said Pradeep Rathinam, Head of Software Enabled Business, a business unit of HARMAN Connected Services.
About HARMAN Connected Services
HARMAN Connected Services, a leader in software design and development, helps global brands dramatically reduce the time it takes to go-to-market while improving quality and productivity. Our end-to-end software engineering, IoT and data analytics services enable the world’s top automotive, mobile and communications and software-enabled businesses drive innovation-led growth. Our software management solutions keep more than two billion mobile, automotive and IoT devices of all sizes and complexity continuously and reliably relevant with over-the-air software updates, and with virtualization and device management services. HARMAN Connected Services is a division of HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. Harman’s Connected Services Business provides Application Development, Over the Air updates Infrastructure, Analytics and Security solutions for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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