Microsoft aligned with its long-term partner Soloinsight, a Delaware based C Corp with its headquarters in Chicago, USA, to become one of the Red Carpet Program partners for the Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things) Suite.
Enterprises use the platform to achieve four goals: identify people flawlessly, enforce compliance rules consistently, aggregate data for enterprise tools like Microsoft Dynamics and Sharepoint uniquely and allow a physical single sign-on access to a facility, seamlessly.
Soloinsight has leveraged its BizSpark partnership and utilized Microsoft tools such as Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and SQL Server to create products that are currently being used by over 100 clients across Pakistan. The company has been able to develop and expand at an exponential rate because Visual Studio provided an excellent framework to develop on.
As a partner, Microsoft has provided access to expert resources along with access to tools, and it recently recruited talent from the Redmond company, apart from undergoing discussions for training and further hiring.
With its long-term partnership with Microsoft, Soloinsight re-engineered the user interface of its CloudGate on WPF. Working with Microsoft IoT Team to embrace the core architecture of IoT, Soloinsight shifted its reporting engine to Power BI which turns data into visuals and analytics, apart from building CloudGate apps for Cortana and Hololens.
The Red Carpet Program is a worldwide initiative in which Microsoft selects partners to be the “go to” partners for the new cloud, mobility and IoT solutions. Partners are selected based on multiple criteria such as key products and services, the scalability of the product and a proven track record. Microsoft helps them scale by connecting them to investors, strategic partners, customers and by funding pilots through their Business Incentive Fund (BIF).
“We are delighted to be approached by Microsoft to participate in this program,” said Carter Kennedy, CEO of Soloinsight, “It is predicted that nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years, and we want play our role in this transformation to create software solutions around IoT infrastructure.”