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NAIROBI: When Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, six Kenyan firms were among those awarded for exemplary work.

Among them was M2M Systems, which received the small and mid-market cloud solutions award for getting firms to take up cloud computing, a technology concept that has picked up steam in the last few years.

In its simplest terms, cloud computing is the storing and accessing of all sorts of data over the Internet, rather than on a computer hard drive.

While the July awards recognised Microsoft partners’ “ability to recommend solutions to meet current and future needs of businesses all over the world”, M2M admits it has not been an easy journey selling a service that is still relatively new in the market.

Co-managers Clare Mungai and Rasto Kiplangat set up M2M to offer consultancy on cloud services and resell Microsoft products.

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