Friday 4 September 2015

Automation company wins ISV partner award from Microsoft.

Microsoft Austria has awarded the internationally operating software manufacturer Copa-Data first place in the partner category Independent Software Vendor (ISV). Microsoft is thereby acknowledging Copa-Data's outstanding software solutions. In the course of this year's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, (FL USA), Microsoft Austria General Manager, Dorothee Ritz, handed over the prize to Copa-Data representatives Phillip Werr and Johannes Petrowisch.

Copa -Data's Johannes Petrowisch
The industry, as well as the public sector, are experiencing a flourish in digitalisation. Increasingly important in this context are storage, provision and subsequent processing of data in cloud applications. This establishes new business domains, strengthens companies' competitiveness and innovation capacity, contributes to more intelligent handling of valuable resources and reduces costs. As a long-standing and twofold Gold competence Partner of Microsoft (Application Development and Intelligent Systems), the company relies on the extensive cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure.

 “In the coming years the entire cloud market will see an enormous potential for innovation and growth," explains Jürgen Mayrbäurl, Business Evangelist Azure & Business Manager at Microsoft Austria. "In COPA-DATA we see a highly innovative partner at our side, who is creating a strong bridge between Microsoft Azure and industrial automation as well as digitalisation. This offers great opportunities such as intelligent improvement of production processes.”

The automation software, zenon, created by COPA-DATA in Austria, links data from the sensor level right to the cloud and to mobile devices. Over 300 drivers in zenon ensure connectivity and communication between diverse machines and devices and thereby achieve hardware independence and flexibility. These are core elements for a digital future in automation when considering the Smart Factory of Industry 4.0, Smart City and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The close partnership with Microsoft is very valuable for us. We are already working on numerous projects with Microsoft Azure," explained Johannes Petrowisch, Copa-Data Partner Account Manager. "It is an honour for us to receive the ISV Partner award. It inspires us to continue developing and introducing innovative solutions to the market for our customers, based on the newest Azure Services with zenon”.

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