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Apex Digital Solutions Joins 8×8 Elevate Microsoft Partner Program to Enhance Microsoft Teams Capabilities for Customers

Southfield, MI, October 27, 2022 — Apex Digital Solutions announced today they have joined the exclusive 8×8 Elevate Microsoft Partner (MP) Program to better support their customers adopting Microsoft Teams with highly resilient global telephony and Direct Routing as a Service capabilities.

Apex is a Managed Microsoft Gold Partner offering end-to-end support of a customer’s lifecycle with the Microsoft Teams platform. They specialize in enabling customers with hybrid work capabilities with Microsoft Teams, including advisory, deployment, and support of Microsoft Teams Calling, Meetings, and Meeting Rooms.

By offering 8×8 Voice for Microsoft Teams and 8×8 Contact Center for Microsoft Teams, which is certified by Microsoft, Apex can enable users from the frontline to the back office and into the contact center with global, enterprise telephony capabilities whether in Teams, on a physical device, or within critical business applications.

“We are honored to be among the early Microsoft Partners in the exclusive 8×8 Elevate MP program,” said Steve Thompson, Vice President of Solutions & Alliances at Apex Digital Solutions. “8×8 allows us to serve customers who want to add global cloud telephony capabilities to Microsoft Teams with a direct routing solution. Additionally, 8×8’s single-vendor cloud platform brings more value to the customer experience with a global contact center solution. 8×8’s platform fits the needs of all businesses, regardless of size, providing a complete, secure cloud contact center solution that, paired with Apex’s Microsoft Teams deployment and support services, will strengthen our customers’ experiences, and optimize their investment in Teams.”

“The 8×8 Elevate MP program provides Microsoft Modern Work solution partners access to the solutions and resources they need to help their clients create a cohesive, seamless communications experience across their organizations,” said Lisa Del Real, 8×8’s Global Channel Chief. “We are excited to welcome Apex Digital to the program, and look forward to working together to empower every Microsoft Teams customer with enterprise-grade calling and contact center capabilities.”

 

About Apex Digital Solutions

Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with the purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in hybrid work, converged communications, employee experience, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex’s hybrid work capabilities, visit: apexdigital.com/hybridwork

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    Apex Digital Solutions Named a Cool Place to Work by Crain’s Detroit Business for Fifth Year-in-a-Row

    Southfield, MI. August 18, 2022 — Southfield-based technology solutions company Apex Digital Solutions has been named to the Crain’s Detroit Business 2022 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list. This year, Apex ranked as the 20th Coolest Small Company in Michigan, and 36th overall in the list of 100 companies. This is Apex Digital Solutions’ fifth year-in-a-row being named to the highly competitive list which honors workplaces that promote flexibility, growth, and empowerment.

    “We are delighted to be so consistently recognized as a leader in workplace culture,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO of Apex Digital Solutions, “As our team has embraced a hybrid work model, we have prioritized positive work experiences. We have done so by promoting a healthy work/life coexistence and by enabling strong collaborative experiences no matter where they are working from through Microsoft Teams. It is important to promote flexibility and to be there physically for moments that matter, whether that be internally, with clients, or with partners.”

    A few ways Apex puts culture first:

    • Employee recognition and appreciation programs throughout the year to celebrate individual contributions and successes
    • Healthy work/life coexistence through Unlimited PTO and flexible work environment
    • Monthly all-company meetings, team building activities, personal development opportunities, and social events
    • Consistent communication and feedback through weekly engagement surveys, weekly 1:1s, and daily touch points

    The Crain’s Cool Places to Work is a program open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits, and government entities. The types of organizations that are often given this distinction have employee-centric benefits, professional development programs, and a welcoming work culture.

    The recognition follows Apex Digital Solutions being named to a 2022 DBusiness Top Corporate Culture Award Finalist and a 2021 Best of MichBusiness Award Winner.

     

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in hybrid work, converged communications, employee experience, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com

     

    Former Plante Moran Partner Joins Apex Digital Solutions Leadership Team

    Southfield, MI. August 5, 2022 – Apex Digital Solutions, a Southfield-based Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in Hybrid Work, Converged Communications, Employee Experience, and Security solutions, announced today John Bissa will be joining their Leadership Team as the Vice President of Client Engagement.

    Bissa is a retired Naval Officer with an MBA from the University of Florida and 24 years of experience in the technology industry. Having formerly served as a Partner for Plante Moran, and in various organizations as Practice Director and CIO, Bissa has operated from both sides of the client experience, both as a client and as a professional services provider.

    “We are pleased to welcome John to Team Apex and to our Leadership Team,” said Jason Lambiris, Apex Digital Solutions CEO, “John is uniquely positioned to strengthen our client engagement program and strategy. We will look to his expertise and strong leadership as we continue to drive successful outcomes for our customers.”

    “I am extremely excited to join Apex,” Bissa stated. “I’ve watched the Apex team grow in technical sophistication and in business acumen for more than six years and I consider myself honored to be joining a team at the forefront of IT professional services.”

    This is the second new addition to the Apex Digital Solutions Leadership Team within this calendar year. These additions indicate Apex’s commitment to growth, and to further setting the bar higher for developing innovative strategies that will empower their customers as well as help foster a deeper connection with their partners and clients.

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in hybrid work, converged communications, employee experience, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com

    Former Microsoft, HP Executive Joins Apex Digital Solutions Leadership Team

    Southfield, MI. March 7, 2022 – Apex Digital Solutions, a Southfield-based Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in Modern Workplace, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, and Security solutions, is pleased to welcome Steve Thompson as its new Vice President of Solutions and Alliances.

    With over 25 years of experience in the technology solutions industry, Steve specializes in developing technical strategy, growth plans, practice improvement plans, and improving services delivery. He has previously held leadership positions at organizations including Microsoft (Director, National Partners), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Regional Director, Cloud Professional Services), and produhtikv llc. (Founder and Chief Strategy Officer.) He is also a Board Member of The Samuel Eells Literary and Educational Foundation and serves as the President of the Board of Governors for the Alpha Delta Phi International Fraternity.

    “We are pleased to welcome Steve to Team Apex and to our Leadership Team,” says Jason Lambiris, Apex Digital Solutions CEO, “As we expand our solution offerings to better meet the evolving needs of a dynamic world, we will look to Steve’s expertise to guide us on the innovative strategies that will empower our customers as well as help foster a deeper connection with our portfolio of partners.”

    “I’m excited to join the fantastic Apex team and help supercharge growth and expansion in service of our customers,” Steve said. “This is a unique time in the world, and I think an organization like Apex can help customers, at scale, transform the way they work. Leveraging partnerships, especially the strong relationships with Microsoft and TD SYNNEX, will be a key part of our strategy now and in the future.”

    This expansion of their leadership team indicates Apex’s dedication to deepening their Microsoft expertise. They have recently earned their Microsoft Advanced Specialization certifications in Microsoft Teams Calling and Microsoft Teams Meetings & Meeting Rooms, are a member of the exclusive Microsoft Rooms Partner Program, and launched their Aegis Advanced 24×7 managed detection and response for Microsoft 365 and Azure service within the past year.

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com

    Apex Digital Solutions a 2022 DBusiness Top Corporate Culture Award Finalist

    Southfield, MI. March 3, 2022 – Southfield-based technology solutions company Apex Digital Solutions was selected as a 2022 Top Corporate Culture Award finalist from DBusiness Magazine. This award honors the best places to work in metro Detroit according to a third-party survey of thousands of employees on a number of important workplace topics.

    “To get a picture of how metro Detroit businesses are handling important employer-employee issues, DBusiness invited workers at small, medium-size, and large companies to fill out a survey with questions about their work experience,” says R.J. King, editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, and Detroit 500. “We went well beyond the typical ‘Best Places to Work’ surveys to include insight into community engagement, continuing education, mentorships, teamwork, and leadership.

    “The best-performing small and medium-to-large companies overall have been recognized as Corporate Culture Awards honorees. The top-rated firms in each of 11 categories in the survey also are recognized among thousands of respondents. The inaugural honorees will appear in the March/April issue of DBusiness. Our goal each year is to spotlight companies building and enhancing a best-in-class, diverse workforce.”

    “We are honored to once again be recognized for our culture of empowerment,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO of Apex Digital Solutions, “It is even more heartening to reflect on the survey responses of our team members—to see that in a hybrid work environment, our team continues to maintain a shared sense of identity and continues to lead with empathy every day. Our combined efforts as a team have helped continue to foster a compassionate environment with a healthy work/life coexistence.”

    Apex Digital Solutions was honored during the Top Corporate Culture Awards reception on March 3rd at the Daxton Hotel and will appear in the March/April 2022 issue of DBusiness.

    Apex has previously been honored for their corporate culture by Crain’s Detroit as a four year-in-a-row Cool Places to Work award winner, Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces in 2020, and Best of MichBusiness in 2022 and 2019.

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com

    Apex Digital Solutions Earns Microsoft Teams Calling Advanced Specialization from Microsoft

    Southfield, MI, February 17, 2022 — Apex Digital Solutions, a Southfield-based technology solutions company, announced today that they have achieved Advanced Specialization status from Microsoft for Microsoft Teams Calling.

    Microsoft advanced specializations are validation of a partner’s capability to deliver high-fidelity services in a specific solution area. To receive the Advanced Specialization status, a partner must maintain Microsoft Gold Competency status, achieve key technology performance indicators and required performance thresholds, pass specific technical assessments, and provide customer references demonstrating successful delivery of services.

    Microsoft Teams Calling was created to address the need businesses have for a modern voice solution and phone system capabilities that combines unified communication and teamwork. Because the implementation of these solutions can be complex and requires a highly specialized skillset, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Teams Calling advanced specialization.

    This is the third advanced specialization designation that Apex has received, and the second in the year 2022. Apex recently announced that they received advanced specialization status for Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms and received the Advanced Specialization status for Adoption and Change Management in October 2020.

    “I am proud of our team for achieving this significant achievement,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO at Apex Digital Solutions, “This distinction goes beyond being a Microsoft Gold Partner: it places us in an elite group of technology providers. By continuing to expand our expertise through hard work and dedication, we can continue to rise to the unique and increasingly complex challenges our customers face with technology and change management.”

    Apex also has 6 Microsoft Gold Competencies and 5 Microsoft Silver Competencies spanning Cloud Platform, Enterprise Mobility Management, Windows and Devices, Application Development, Collaboration and Content, Datacenter, and Security.

     

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com. 

    Apex Digital Solutions Earns Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms Advanced Specialization from Microsoft

    Southfield, MI, February 9, 2022 — Apex Digital Solutions, a Southfield-based technology solutions company, announced today they have achieved Advanced Specialization status from Microsoft for Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms.

    Microsoft advanced specializations are validation of a partner’s capability to deliver high-fidelity services in a specific solution area. To receive the Advanced Specialization status, a partner must maintain Microsoft Gold Competency status, achieve key technology performance indicators and required performance thresholds, pass specific technical assessments, and provide customer references demonstrating successful delivery of services.

    For many organizations, Microsoft Teams is the platform that enables a level of collaboration and communication on the level of face-to-face meetings. Because the implementation of these solutions can be complex and requires a highly specialized skillset, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms advanced specialization.

    “By receiving the advanced specialization status for Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms, Apex Digital Solutions has demonstrated that they are dedicated to providing meaningful value to customers as they seek to navigate the rapidly evolving world of hybrid work,” said Mehryn Corrigan, Partner Sales Executive, Microsoft Teams Rooms at Microsoft.

    “I am proud of our team for achieving this significant achievement,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO at Apex Digital Solutions, “This distinction goes beyond being a Microsoft Gold Partner: it places us in an elite group of technology providers. By continuing to expand our expertise through hard work and dedication, we can continue to rise to the unique and increasingly complex challenges our customers face with technology and change management.”

    Apex Digital Solutions also earned the Advanced Specialization status for Adoption and Change Management in October 2020. Apex also has 6 Microsoft Gold Competencies and 5 Microsoft Silver Competencies spanning Cloud Platform, Enterprise Mobility Management, Windows and Devices, Application Development, Collaboration and Content, Datacenter, and Security.

     

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a technology success provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com. 

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    Apex Digital Solutions a 2021 Best of MichBusiness Award Winner

    Southfield, MI. January 20, 2022 – Southfield-based technology solutions company Apex Digital Solutions was selected as a 2021 Best of MichBusiness Winner. This list honors the companies that made a difference in 2021 and showed outstanding leadership in a time of social and economic uncertainty.

    “When I think about the practices that make Apex stand out as a great Michigan business, I don’t think it’s what we do. I believe it’s the empowerment mindset we embrace that stems from our purpose and our core values,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO of Apex Digital Solutions, “Our team excels at this, whether it’s evaluating our current practices, going about our daily work, or planning for the future. To us, the primary ingredients for success, both internally and externally, are seeking out key opportunities, fostering ownership thinking, and creating the confidence that drive positive outcomes for all involved.”

    Apex Digital Solutions will be honored during the annual Best of MichBusiness Awards, held virtually this year, on Thursday, February 10th, 2022. For more information on the event, visit https://michbusiness.com/events/2021-best-of-michbusiness-awards/.

    Apex was previously honored as a Best of MichBusiness Award Winner in 2019 under the “Technology Guru” category.

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a professional and managed services provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com
     

    About MichBusiness:
    MichBusiness, formerly MBPA, is dedicated to helping small businesses across Michigan succeed through valuable resources, educational programs, high-impact events, and more. For more than three decades, as the Michigan Business and Professional Association, the organization’s mission and history of successful business partnerships have positively impacted more than 150,000 businesses.

    To learn more about MichBusiness visit: https://michbusiness.com 

    Apex Digital Solutions Named a Cool Place to Work by Crain’s Detroit Business for Fourth Year-in-a-Row

    Southfield, MI. August 23, 2021 — Southfield-based technology solutions company Apex Digital Solutions has been named to the Crain’s Detroit Business 2021 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list in their August 23rd issue. This year, Apex ranked 12th overall in the list of 100 companies. This is Apex Digital Solutions’ fourth year-in-a-row being named to the highly competitive list which honors workplaces that promote flexibility, growth, and empowerment.

    “We are honored to once again have our culture of empowerment recognized on this prestigious list,” said Jason Lambiris, CEO of Apex Digital Solutions, “As the world faced great challenges over this past year, our team lead with empathy and combined their efforts to promote a compassionate environment with a healthy work/life coexistence.”

    Crain’s Cool Places to Work is a program open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits, and government entities. The types of organizations that are often given this distinction have employee-centric benefits, professional development programs, and a welcoming work culture.

    “I found Apex when browsing previous years’ Cool Places to Work lists,” said Brittany DiCicco, Sales Operations Specialist at Apex, “I was looking for a company that prioritizes a strong culture and I found that with Apex.” Bruce Keezer, Support Technician at Apex adds that it is also about the people, “Our team is always friendly, hard-working, eager to help one another, and just plain cool. Apex actively works to build a culture that supports our shared values by finding people who fit the model of being an ‘Apex Warrior.’”

    A few ways Apex puts culture first:

    • Employee recognition and appreciation programs throughout the year to celebrate individual contributions and successes
    • Company sponsored volunteer activities, paid volunteer days to support a cause the employee is passionate about, and charitable giving opportunities
    • Monthly all-company meetings, team building activities, personal development opportunities, and social events
    • Consistent communication and feedback through weekly engagement surveys, weekly 1:1s, and daily touch points

    The recognition follows Apex Digital Solutions being named to CRN’s 2021 Fast Growth 150 list, CRN’s 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List, and Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020.

     

    About Apex Digital Solutions

    Apex Digital Solutions is a professional and managed services provider enabling business transformation for customers to be more secure, productive, and engaged. A top Microsoft cloud partner, Apex was founded in 1999 with a purpose to “Empower people to make a positive difference in the lives of others.” Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the company specializes in productivity, device management, and security cloud services. For more information about Apex Digital Solutions visit: apexdigital.com

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