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30 Fastest Growing Microsoft Solution Providers 2016

One of the most awarded Italian system integrator on Microsoft technology: 4Ward


“We believe our work speaks for itself.”

4ward is a company that has always been focused on innovative technology but not as a standalone concept. Its mission is to let businesses take advantage from innovation & technology to improve competitiveness and the core company business since today every company is actually a data-company. For a few years, it has been talking to its customers about IT as a service and business needs driven innovation. Nowadays like never in the past, technology and market trends converge into a scenario where this paradigm became a reality.

Since its inception, 4ward has strongly invested in enhancing strategic partnership like the one with Microsoft, and today, the company is recognized as a best in class partner. As a result of this investment, it is the only company to have been awarded the coveted Country Partner of the Year for Italy, 2 years running, 3 years running CloudOS Partner of the Year and 5 years running ALM Western Europe Partner of the year. 4ward has also earned multiple Microsoft Gold Competencies including Datacenter, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, Communication, Portals & Collaboration. Founded in 2002, 4ward has corporate headquarters in Milan – Italy, Bolzano – Italy and a North American presence near Philadelphia, PA.

4ward’s flagship product, 4ward365, provides enterprises and Microsoft partners the ability to manage, control and obtain valuable information on all aspects of their Microsoft Office 365 investment.  This information allows organizations to improve security, achieve compliance, optimize licensing, and deliver operational improvements. Developer with Dell, 4ward Cloud in-a-box is a turnkey, affordable appliance unique on the planet designed for SMB, MSPs and Enterprises with branches that provides: Disaster Recovery to another appliance or to the public cloud; Local and Cloud backup; Private and Hybrid Cloud capabilities. At the cost of a traditional rack virtualized solution.

‘We move your business forward,’ says David Mascarella, CEO

Office 365: Empowering Company to do more with Office 365 is our goal. We are highly specialized in Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer and Skype for Business implementation. And the creation of 4ward365: the most complete management tool for Office 365 is the biggest evidence.

Big Data: Relational database are not enough to manage the huge amount of data generated nowadays. This is why we moved forward to new NoSQL engine like MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Hadoop, Spark and many more.

IoT: We are supporting customers to generate value through a careful definition and implementation of their IoT strategy using Microsoft Azure as core platform, being able to ingest, analyze and visualize an incredible number of events and devices.

Machine Learning: Once data are found, retrieved and stored, you will need Machine Learning to give them meaning, find patterns and generate value to drive your business forward. We are here to help you, together with Microsoft Azure.

Software Development: In the last years we have created 2 international projects: 4ward365 and Cloud In-A-Box and we are ready to share our knowledge with you, to let you achieve same results.

Smartworking: In a hyper connected world enterprises have a call to action to stay on the edge on new global productivity trend, smartworking is not just about technology, that why we created AGILE BUNDLE a framework to help companies to fully embrace process review, change management and technology around productivity and mobility.

Managed Services Provider: Our unique set of expertise and methodology at your services with a predictable monthly operating expense. Hassle free solution that let your IT staff focus on what really matter, while leaving problem and complexity to the experts. We offer 24/7 monitoring, proactive and reactive support, certified SLA and counseling based on report analytics .Expert and certified personnel manage recurring administration and Level 2/3 support requests wherever your workloads are hosted: on-premises, hybrid and cloud.

The happy customers

“I had pleasure to work with 4ward on different initiatives; professionalism, availability and ethics were following me, especially during critical moments.” – Stefano Bassi, Global Blue

 “Certainly the highest level of expertise on Microsoft systems, over the years our level of collaboration has increased and we became real technology partners; they are always attentive to our needs of innovations and offer many innovative solutions for our business development.” – Daniele Terzaghi, ND Logistics

“4ward always provides a great quality service with a great staff, making our collaboration pleasant!” – Elisa Robberto, Biogen Dompe’

“We can help you to create real value for your business and we can prove it with real success stories around the globe.”

Meet the Master

David Mascarella, President & CEO: David is a visionary entrepreneur that loves how technology can help the daily activities and business to be easier. With more of 16 years of experience in the ICT market David has become a trusted advisor for dozens of companies helping them to grow faster investing in technology. David’s main skills are business management and strategy. He loves look forward on what will happen in the future and work today to be ready to the tomorrow challenges. David has always loved clouds starting from his studies as pilot and now he follows his passion driving the cloud business.