As a Microsoft Partner, one of the most important events that we look forward to every year is the Microsoft Inspire conference and the awards given out to partners. These awards recognize partners who develop innovative solutions and drive customer excellence using Microsoft technology.
It brings us immense pleasure to announce that RedBit has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the ‘Industry Innovation Impact Award’ category for Microsoft Canada! This is truly special as this year saw participation from more organizations than ever before, and we couldn’t be prouder of making it to this esteemed list.
The story we submitted was about the work we did with War Child Canada, a global humanitarian organization, and how we helped them digitally transform and reboot their technology infrastructure. The non-profit works actively to empower and support children in conflict areas by providing psychosocial support, stimulating education, and protecting them from the effects of war.
Given the sense of urgency in the mission that War Child carries out, keeping their technology up to date had taken a back seat. Outdated and ancient technology held them back in achieving their goals. Technical debt mounted as they continued to focus on solving problems in the war zones.
Finally in 2019, when the non-profit approached RedBit for help, we worked with them to create an affordable phased-in plan and roadmap. With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, it was time to put the plan into immediate action. Using their roadmap and leveraging Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, RedBit delivered the solution that would enable them to operate in a remote-work world and continue to do their important work. RedBit brought War Child Canada into a modern working environment with Microsoft technologies to enable remote work, security and collaboration across 6 countries, saving expense, increasing productivity and helping save lives.
For us at RedBit, it has been humbling to be able to use technology to support their mission. Deep down we always knew that our work would positively impact somebody, somewhere – especially children living in affected areas serviced by War Child. We thank War Child Canada for trusting us as their technology partner and giving us the opportunity to be a part of this noble cause.
We’re always thankful to Microsoft and Microsoft Canada for this awesome partnership and acknowledging our efforts from time to time. It’s a great feeling to see our name among such amazing organizations that have made it to the final round. We are excited and look forward to the main event on July 15th!
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