CDSBEO Recognized as a Canadian Cloud Leader by Microsoft Canada

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is proud to announce they have been recognized as a Canadian Cloud Leader by Microsoft Canada’s Cloud Society. The Microsoft Cloud Society recognizes top Canadian organizations who are early adopters of Microsoft Azure and are empowering Canadian businesses and communities to achieve more in a Mobile first, Cloud First world.

Microsoft Cloud Services, namely Microsoft Azure, ensures that CDSBEO servers are always up to date, which guarantees Board students access to the most robust infrastructure at all times. Office 365, also a Microsoft cloud tool that CDSBEO has been leveraging to empower rich collaboration among students and teachers, and the accompanying OneNote tool, allows students to effectively capture their learning.

In addition, Azure has enabled CDSBEO to have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for a fraction of the cost. Microsoft Azure allows for more flexible and cost effective options for storage and virtual environments. Most significantly, however, the infrastructure is extremely scalable, which allows CDSBEO the freedom to adapt to any change instantaneously.

The Canadian Cloud Leader crystal was presented to Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario on December 1, 2015. CDSBEO was selected based on their continuous investment and commitment towards cloud leadership.

“As a customer using Azure, we value your contribution towards elevating Canada to the cloud,” said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. “By adopting Microsoft Azure, our Cloud Leaders are helping to fuel the growth of our digital economy and driving innovation in ways that extends their impact beyond just technology in Canada.”

“We are so excited to be recognized by Microsoft through this award,” noted James Proulx, Manager of Information and Communication Technology. “A focus on Cloud Services has been a priority for us, and embracing this technology has proven beneficial on so many fronts. Microsoft has been an instrumental partner in our transition to the cloud.”

“This award recognizes the work of our Information Technology Department. They continue to provide an invaluable service for students and staff. We are so pleased to be partnering with Microsoft,” noted Wm. J. Gartland, Director of Education.

Left to right: Wm. J. Gartland, CDSBEO Director of Education, Shawn Dumond, CDSBEO ICT System Analyst, Greg Milligan, Microsoft National Technology Strategies, Peter Spears, CDSBEO Assistant Manager of ICT, David Kozera, CDSBEO Supervisor of ICT Systems, Karen McGregor, Microsoft National Cloud Specialist, James Proulx, CDSBEO Manager of ICT, Karen Truyens, Microsoft Education Account Executive

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