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Henson Group: Avant Garde Microsoft Deployment Practices

 Abheek Dutta, Senior Vice President

US based Henson Group is a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on the deployment of Microsoft technologies for U.S. and international companies. For over 15 years, Microsoft and its partners have recommended the Henson Group for licensing, consulting, and managed services to corporations large and small alike. Led by the CEO, Greg Henson (Chief Awesome Officer, as he is popularly known to his team), Henson Group has won dozens of awards and hundreds of clients world-wide.

Innovative technologies can help all organizations respond to workplace trends and create dynamic environments that incentivize and empower the next generation of employees. More so, as the CEO puts it, “In the modern workforce, out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind”. Modern businesses are evolving to better accommodate a wider range of business scenarios and work styles. Given the scalable nature of the Microsoft partner model, customers started raising queries about the licensing and costs. This moved Microsoft to make a change in the concept. Thenceforth, partners were put in charge of resolving the customer queries and problem solving. Customers may buy the Microsoft products and solutions directly, after which the partners will take over. Henson Group looked through the opportunity scope and volunteered for becoming the Cloud Service Partner.This strategy has registered itself as the turning point for the organization.

People of Solid Microsoft Product Experience
The majority of Henson Group architects, engineers, and developers are former Microsoft employees.

This only means that the company has relationships with Microsoft product groups and executives giving the people access to roadmaps and knowledge not generally available to similar partners in the market. Henson Group’s present day count is 150+ employees and partners servicing hundreds of clients in dozens of industries. From Cloud to On-premise Project Delivery, and Support to Licensing - the Henson Group consistently delivers world-class results for its clients worldwide. The company started off from the US, entered the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, India, Australia, Philippines and Africa. India has been a very rich and responsive market for the Henson Group. As SVP at Henson Group, Abheek Dutta mentions,in terms of delivery, “India has been the base outsourcing offshore models to other customer base overseas. The group is also offering cloud solutions in India to Indian customers”.

"The Azure migration service offered by Henson Group comes with unlimited support"

Abheek as a young Leader began his career 12 years back as a software engineer for TCS. Catering his aptness at IBM, EVRY and iGATE at various managerial positions, the young leader now chairs as the Senior Vice President of Henson Group USA and Country manager of Henson Info Solutions Private Limited. Abheek’s mainspring lies in determination towards harnessing transformative changes and establishing benchmarks within the cloud technology space. And that’s why Henson Group, headquartered at World Trade Centre New York USA, seated Abheek as the Senior Vice President and under his leadership, decided that all the service delivery of the Henson Group offices across the globe would be done from its Jammu Branch (Chandigarh and Mumbai Office). Currently ensuring smooth project delivery from India, assisting in presales etc, Abheek also navigates numerous procedural, structural, and interpersonal challenges in the process of guiding his team towards the achievements of the Company’s goals.

Migration Capabilities
Whether solving for hardware obsolescence cycles, quicker time to market, or enabling disaster recovery, organizations should consider moving some on premises resources to the cloud. For such organizations considering moving their workloads to Azure, Henson Group has a very unique proposition to offer. Henson Group provides free migration to clients wishing to move to Azure. More so, and more importantly, the Azure migration service offered by Henson Group comes with unlimited support. Henson Group includes free access to Microsoft Premier Support during all migrations which gives us access to over 8,000 Microsoft Premier Support engineers around the world with response times as fast as 15 minutes. Moreover, 11 free consultancies is also part of the entire attractive package. Henson Group’s Azure Migrations team helps customers migrate from on premise, Rackspace, or other clouds to a Microsoft Azure Datacenter or Azure Stack. This team also helps clients migrate existing workloads in Azure IaaS to Azure PaaS including IoT, Data Factory, Power BI, ML, Cosmos DB, AI and Data Lake. The group has executed more than 500 Azure migrations. Henson Group also provides Office 365 migrations, SharePoint, and Managed Services. The Group has performed 1000 plus successful migrations.

Given the core team that lays foundation to the Henson Group, the company enjoys privileged access to exclusive Microsoft resources, such as the ability to open Product Support Cases (at no cost to the client), participation in Beta testing, TAP/RDP programs, and Microsoft funding to help subsidize clients’ projects. "Henson Group India is a fast growing company and a great place to work at. Our Employees are key to our Success", says Abheek. With such ace class expertise and edge in this client centric domain, Henson Group has made a strong foothold in the Indian market, and shows a promising future to the businesses looking to reap the full benefits of Microsoft solutions.

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