London, U.K – 9th November 2012 – IMGROUP, a leading UK provider of Office 365, hybrid, public and private cloud solutions, has today announced it has been selected to join the Windows Azure Circle Partner program, a group of specialized Microsoft partner organizations that provide deployment planning services for organizations interested in moving to the cloud utilizing Windows Azure.

IMGROUP has invested significantly in its cloud practice, positioning for the cloud with new and existing customers, and providing value-added services which include migration to and implementation of the cloud. “Our selection by Microsoft as a Windows Azure Circle member showcases our commitment to developing solutions on the Windows Azure platform and our belief in the value of public cloud technologies,” said Jeremy Neal, Head of Online Services at IMGROUP.

“Recognition as a Windows Azure Circle program partner demonstrates IMGROUP’s ability to deliver public cloud solutions that solve today’s business challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “By joining the Windows Azure Circle, IMGROUP has proven its mastering of Microsoft cloud technologies and continued drive for success in the future of the public cloud.”

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in its ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About IMGROUP

IMGROUP provides business and technology consulting services for information management and business transformation. Its capabilities range from technical solution delivery and application management, through to the implementation of strategic programmes across the enterprise. Specialist areas of expertise include Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Performance Management, SharePoint, CRM and Cloud Services. IMGROUP has delivered solutions within a range of industries including Financial Services, Media and Broadcasting, Retail, Professional Services and Public Sector. IMGROUP is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York and India. For more information, visit www.imgroup.com