Crayon Enters into a Partnership with Check Point Software Technologies to meet Enterprise Cloud Security Needs in India

September 14, 2020

MUMBAI, India – September 14, 2020

Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services has been appointed partner by Check Point Software Technologies and will meet enterprise cloud security needs in India with Check Point’s CloudGuard.

Check Point CloudGuard, a suite of cloud security solutions, is designed to prevent the latest fifth and sixth generation (Gen V) multi-vector and polymorphic cyberattacks targeting enterprise cloud services. The robust portfolio, part of the Infinity Architecture, includes CloudGuard SaaS and CloudGuard IaaS, giving organizations unmatched protections for cloud infrastructure (IaaS), workloads and software-as-a service (SaaS) applications.

Cyber-attacks mostly affect an organizations’ data backup. Once lost, it becomes irreversible for any organisation to make things right and it can be catastrophic for every stakeholder in the business. Hence its pivotal to adopt a strategy that shall help data protect itself. We are happy to have Check Point in our gamut of services, as its cybersecurity solutions spans across network, data, endpoint, cloud and mobile technologies to protect their organizations against the most advanced attacks,” said Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon Software Experts India.

We are pleased to appoint Crayon India as a partner to help bring to market our cybersecurity solutions in India. Crayon has a demonstrated customer-centric approach and strong commitment to help customers adopt the best solutions to meet their needs. I am confident that this collaboration will help us expand our reach to more organizations seeking the best cybersecurity solutions to prevent and protect more complex and frequent cyberattacks.” said Sundar Balasubramanian, Managing Director, India and SAARC at Check Point Software Technologies.

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About Crayon Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in the “Pay-per-usage” model – organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon – specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.crayon.com


Crayon India Certified as a Great Place to Work 2020 in the Small and Mid-Size category

September 9, 2020

MUMBAI, India – September 9, 2020 – Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services, is proud to announce that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work, by the prestigious, internationally acclaimed Great Place to Work Institute, India.

Great Place to Work Certification is the most definitive ‘Employer-of-Choice’ recognition world over and is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in identifying and recognizing Great Workplace Cultures.

More than 10,000 organizations across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM each year. The award recognizes the best workplaces and company cultures based on Employee Trust Index and Company Culture Audit and on meeting the qualifying criteria on each of them, are Certified as a Great Place to Work for a period of 1 year.

Crayon is passionate about creating an engaging, inclusive company culture, where employees can do their best work and the feedback we get from employees directly impacts our ability to create the best work environment.

This is an incredible achievement for us and a great honour for Crayon. We at Crayon have stood to our Core Values of Quality, Integrity, Agility and Pace and this has helped us in framing our journey towards building a High-Trust, Meritocratic, Rewarding and High-Performance work culture. Also, our Norwegian work culture has given a high degree of autonomy to our employees and there is generally a high level of trust that everyone contributes to the common goals and objectives. I strongly believe that this has laid the foundation for one of the best places to work in India,” comments Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon India.

At Crayon, we deeply care for our people and we strive to create an ecosystem that will nourish its members and that reflects in the work and service that we provide to our customers. Our work culture at Crayon is aligned to this core principle and it is designed to provide each person the freedom to bring in and nurture fresh ideas & perspectives,” comments, Melody Lopez, Chief of Staff at Crayon India.

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About Great Place to Work® Institute

Great Place to Work® Institute is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

About Crayon

Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in “Pay-per-usage” model – organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon – specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.crayon.com


Crayon enters into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services

August 27, 2020

The agreement further strengthens Crayon’s cloud services and transformation capabilities

OSLO, Norway/MUMBAI, India – August 27, 2020

Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services, is proud to announce it has entered into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This relationship will help both Crayon and AWS to bring innovation to clients faster, and help them best leverage the transformational power, economics, and agility of the cloud.

Enterprise customers are increasingly relying on AWS to achieve their target business outcomes faster by transitioning to a modern, optimized, cloud-based model. Crayon has a strong track record in migration strategy, implementation, total cost optimization, and cloud economics services. This relationship will help customers have a best-in-class service team to understand what software and infrastructure they have and how to best manage their overall IT estate once they are operating in the cloud.

According to global research and advisory firm Gartner Group, Inc., spending on cloud infrastructure is projected to grow by nearly 60% in the next two years, while investments in data center systems is projected to decline. This means organizations will have to be smart about their IT investments. Crayon can provide the guidance, tools and expertise to properly manage costs, governance and security in the cloud.

Collaborating with AWS has been a part of our strategy to build an even stronger commitment to our customers’ success. Alongside AWS we will deliver services to enable our customers to digitally transform, achieve operational efficiencies, and maximize cost optimization to strengthen their performance,” says Crayon Group CEO Torgrim Takle. “Putting the customer first is in the DNA of Crayon and AWS, and together we will serve more organizations worldwide with world-class solutions.”

Crayon has spent the last several years developing and diversifying its cloud services offerings. Both Crayon and AWS expect this latest collaboration to benefit customers wanting to optimize their overall IT estate utilizing best practices in their cloud adoption framework.

We at Crayon cater to customers including large global enterprises that are leaders in their industries. Crayon is dedicated to help customers in achieving impressive cost savings while building scalable infrastructure. This collaboration with AWS is a natural & mature progression in my opinion, to make digital and cloud transformation feasible for many applications and industry sectors today. This is a fantastic approach and this new move will inspire more Customers to make good use of our Strategic Partnership” said Crayon India, CEO, Vikas Bhonsle.

One of those customers who has seen first-hand the power of Crayon and AWS working together is The Future Group, a global technology and creative services company which handles many high-profile projects including those from The Weather Channel and the Super Bowl.

At The Future Group we have had the great fortune to be able to draw on Crayon’s deep knowledge in software development, cloud operations and AWS’s wide range of services, to help us build and deliver one of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality solutions for the broadcast industry in record time,” said Marcus Brodersen, CEO in The Future Group.

Crayon serves customers in more than 45 countries spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Crayon has demonstrated a longstanding commitment of putting customers first and helping them find effective ways to optimize the costs of their IT spend,” said Doug Yeum, Head of Worldwide Channel and Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We are delighted to collaborate with Crayon to continue guiding customers through their cloud adoption journey.”

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About Crayon

Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in “Pay-per-usage” model — organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon — specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.crayon.com


Both Crayon and its subsidiary Anglepoint positioned in Leaders quadrant in Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services

August 17, 2020

OSLO, Norway/MUMBAI, India – August 17, 2020    

Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services, has been

positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services (Published on 4 August 2020, Authored by Stephen White and Rob Schafer).

Another company positioned in that Leaders quadrant is the Crayon subsidiary Anglepoint, a global leader in SAM Managed Services for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

I am proud that of the companies positioned as Leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, two of them are under the Crayon brand,” said Crayon Group CEO Torgrim Takle. “To us, software asset management is in Crayon’s core DNA and being acknowledged as a Leader in the quadrant further reflects how we are able to allocate the right experts to the right problem, regardless of where our customers are located.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant positioning speaks volume of our efforts and our zeal to cater to our customers in making their digital transformation journey seamless. It is a testimony to our work and forward thinking with positioning our company’s services and expertise. We are primarily focused at helping our clients in mitigating their digital roadblocks by optimising and right sizing their software and cloud estates and giving them the best recommendation in choosing the relevant digital service for their respective businesses.” says Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon India.

The new report is the first Magic Quadrant from Gartner on SAM Managed Services providers and aims to help sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders identify, evaluate and select potential SAM managed service providers.

Crayon is adapting services to incorporate cloud economics and developing IP, including Service-iQ. Crayon is world-renown for its AI and Machine Learning practice, as Microsoft chose it as the No. 1 Partner of the Year for AI and ML in 2019.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About Crayon

Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in “Pay-per-usage” model — organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon — specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.crayon.com


Crayon, the Software Experts, are now Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner – An Honour for a limited number of Partners Worldwide!!!

August 10, 2020

 Being a FastTrack Ready partner enables Crayon to provide eligible customers to accelerate deployment and end-user adoption of their Microsoft 365 solutions.

MUMBAI, India – August 10, 2020

Crayon – the Software Experts, is now a Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner, an honour enjoyed by a limited number of partners worldwide.

Being FastTrack Ready enables Crayon to provide eligible customers to accelerate deployment and end-user adoption of the Microsoft 365 solutions.

The Microsoft FastTrack Ready program provides a closer working relationship between Microsoft and Crayon to help its customers maximise the success and utilisation of Microsoft 365 within their organisation.

Microsoft FastTrack Ready partners follow proven best practice methodologies for envisioning, on-boarding and the adoption of Microsoft 365 technologies and solutions. We are pleased to update our next level of partnership with Crayon India, as we have achieved FastTrack ready partnership with them. This will help Crayon for faster M365 deployment in order to drive customer adoption. Looking forward and here’s wishing Crayon India Team all the very best for this endeavor” said Shakeb Rais, Partner Lead at Microsoft India.

Commenting on the news of this latest Microsoft recognition, Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon India said, “We are obviously delighted to be a Microsoft FastTrack Ready partner, which furthers strengthens our close working relationship with Microsoft. It reflects the commitment and enthusiasm of our teams in helping our customers drive tangible business benefits, using Microsoft suite of M365 products and collaboration technology. We want to support organisations end to end in their transformational journey, be it serving them with the right cloud technology, cloud migration & deployment or cloud optimisation.”

Gartner recently reported that by the end of 2022, 70% of teams in the enterprise will rely on workstream collaboration as the primary means of communicating, coordinating, and sharing information,” Vikas further added.

Customers engaging with Crayon with Microsoft FastTrack program will enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Guidance through best practice deployment methodologies
  2. Access to a collective wealth of expertise
  3. Seamless customer engagement initiatives
  4. A streamlined journey to the Microsoft Cloud
  5. User adoption advice from certified specialists
  6. And of course, all the skill sets around Software & Cloud consulting, helping customers optimise infrastructure, Support & Managed Services.

It has been an incredible journey so far, As an approved FastTrack Ready Partner, we are qualified to help organizations to deploy Microsoft 365 – Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) cloud solutions and drive user adoption. I am proud to say that our performance, expertise, technical intensity and our Software & Cloud optimisation strengths have put us head and shoulders above the rest,” said Rajesh Thadhani, Executive DirectorDigital Transformation & Services at Crayon India.

Please reach out to us today to discuss how we can help you to leverage the power of your Office 365 investment, just in case you are planning to start a digital transformation project across a large, dispersed workforce.

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About Crayon

Crayon, a global leader in IT and digital transformation services and the largest independent ‘cloud economics’ practice, strongly believes in “Pay-per-usage” model — organizations must pay for the IT resources they actually need. Crayon is the most reliable and trusted technical advisor for many of the world’s leading organizations. Through unique people, tools, and systems, the company ensures the best ROI from complex technology investments. Crayon — specialized in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.crayon.com


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