Microsoft Silver competency for new Ipswich business

New Ipswich start IYJI Ltd, in the board room at Friar's Court, Ipswichk

New Ipswich start IYJI Ltd, in the board room at Friar's Court, Ipswichk - Credit: Archant

Flying start for new software start-up

An Ipswich start-up software development consultancy is celebrating this week, having achieved a prestigious competency which sets them apart from their competitors on both a national and global stage.

IJYI, (pronounced E-G) who are based in Friar’s Courtyard in Ipswich town centre, have succeeded in gaining the Microsoft Silver competency for Application Lifecycle Management, and on doing so have put themselves as one of only 5% of Microsoft partners able to offer this standard of service.

To earn a Microsoft silver competency, businesses must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams and submit customer testimonials.

Chris Pont from IJYI said on the achievement: “The team is thrilled to have been recognised this way and to be able to prove that we work to a Microsoft approved level of delivery.

“In today’s dynamic business environment our clients’ needs are forever changing and we aim to be able to meet those needs and produce the highest quality service. Achieving this competency has allowed us to put Ipswich on the global map and it will help us develop the business from here.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organisations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.

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“When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

IJYI was set up in June 2014 by Chris Pont and John Nicholson as a software consultancy specialising in bespoke development and application lifecycle management.

In just 6 months they have built the team to seven members of staff.

IJYI are also members of the Microsoft Partner Network, which helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Application Lifecycle Management provides a comprehensive approach to developing software from concept through to release. IJYI work with clients to provide development expertise to fix or extend the functionality of existing systems to meet their ever changing needs.