xTEN Signs the Microsoft Partner Pledge
xTEN has signed Microsoft's Partner Pledge because we share and support Microsoft’s vision: to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.
The Microsoft Partner Pledge focuses on five key areas that we want to make a difference to, digital skills, apprenticeships, diversity, responsible and ethical AI, and sustainability.
Going the extra mile to help others achieve more is a huge part of why we exist. After being unimpressed by the service provided by traditional hosting partners, we wanted to do things differently and help our customers get more from their systems. Here's how else we're supporting the pledge.
Firstly, Digital skills. We couldn't exist without them here at xTEN, but they mean more to us than just our work. We're genuine tech enthusiasts and we know from first-hand experience that learning these skills can change your life. We're all self-taught in one way or another which is why we don’t ask for a degree on our job ads and support a local Data Platform & Cloud User Group to build and share knowledge.
Even though we stay on top of the latest accreditations, we know that the right attitude can be more important than pieces of paper or years on the job. That's why we offer apprenticeships and do what we can to support diversity, representing women in tech and visiting local schools to show them what a tech career might look like.
We are advocates for the ethical use of technology and AI, and our intent will always be to use tech for solutions that cause no harm. We are open about the methodologies we follow within our systems, and our ongoing role within the community grants us the ability to take part in and encourage discussion on this important topic.
Finally, sustainability is something we've been committed to since our very beginnings, even before Covid we kept travel to a bare minimum as well as providing flexible working to limit our carbon footprint.
We're happy to support Microsoft with this pledge and look forward to contributing in whatever way we can.
Continue reading about the Microsoft Partner Pledge.