Onica Achieves AWS Retail Competency Status

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Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and audited Managed Service Provider, announced today, at the re:Invent Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas, that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency status.

AWS Retail Competency Partners have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success across numerous innovative solution areas in retail spanning Data Lakes, AI/ML, Voice, Recognition, IoT, Microservices, and Retail Transformation.

The AWS Retail Consulting Competency Partners have demonstrated success in offering strategy and deployment services to retailers, to help accelerate their digital transformation.

AWS Retail Competency Partners undergo rigorous validation by AWS to ensure alignment to AWS best practices for building the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure for industry applications – to give customers an increased confidence when making decisions.

Achieving the AWS Retail Competency differentiates Onica as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that delivers highly specialized technical proficiency

To receive the AWS Competency designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“We are proud to achieve AWS Retail Competency status,” said Tolga Tarhan, Chief Technology Officer at Onica. “From extracting valuable product and consumer insights, to personalizing experiences, to aiding in inventory management and operational efficiency, our team works closely with retailers to leverage AWS to provide an overall better customer experience.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Onica specializes in developing advanced analytics and AI/ML solutions for optimizing retail operations. Organizations can gain efficiencies through streamlined inventory management, faster product & customer insights and a personalized consumer experience with the help of Onica’s certified retail solutions experts.

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Onica is a global cloud native services provider at the forefront of cloud computing. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) APN Premier Consulting Partner and audited Managed Services Provider, we help our customers solve the most complex and transformative cloud projects in the world to build new revenue streams, increase efficiency, and deliver incredible experiences.

As a Rackspace Technology Company, we are backed by a global network of experts delivering proven solutions across the full spectrum of cloud technology. Everything we do is wrapped in our obsession with our customers’ success – our Fanatical Experience™ – so they can work faster, smarter, and stay ahead of what’s next.

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