Global Microsoft partner Avanade claims it has scored a certification first with GitHub, the open source coding site Microsoft acquire for $7.5bn in 2018.
In a move designed to help it to reduce software development times for clients, Avanade has become the first global SI to achieve GitHub Advanced Services & Channel partner accreditation.
Avanade was founded in 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, and remains 20 per cent owned by the software giant - which has an ethos of being a "developer-first company" under CEO Satya Nadella.
GitHub head of partner and channel Leon Jones said that Avanade would help it roll out GitHub Enterprise "at the scale that large companies need it".
Avanade said gaining access to GitHub's Enterprise platform will ensure its clients benefit from open source without needing to share propriety code outside their organisation - resulting in reduced time to market for development projects.
Its clients will also gain access to GitHub's mission-critical tools, ideal for modern software organisations, including source code security, development insights and analytics, open source and InnerSource management, it added.
"GitHub is where all developers want to be," said Craig Wood, executive, software engineering at Avanade. "There is a skills crisis worldwide, with corporations desperately looking for developer talent. With 50 million developers, GitHub and its Enterprise platform enables organisations to bring developer experience in house, and we at Avanade can help bring the expertise to ensure large organisations benefit from it."
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