DATA Inc. Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

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Gold Certified Partner status fortifies global expertise and industry leading solutions offered by the DATA Inc. global organization

DATA Inc., a privately owned global IT solutions provider has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program, earning Microsoft Competencies in Data Management Solutions and Custom Development Solutions.

“Our Gold Certified Partner status with Microsoft is a testament to the expertise, fortifying our knowledge in delivering a multitude of solutions,” said Charles Rich, Chief Technical Officer and Director of Client Projects for DATA Inc. “Not only did we meet our goals for certification, we exceeded them. It feels great to be a part of an organization that has a high success rate.”

Achieving Gold Certification Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program represents the collective results of an excellent track record for delivery and a significant investment of time and resources by DATA Inc. Through the representation of staff qualifications, customer project referrals and related technical competencies, DATA Inc. exceeded the requirements for achieving Gold Certified Partner status.

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes DATA Inc. as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status reinforces DATA Inc’s position as an industry leading full service IT solutions provider; adding to a long list of successful business partnerships, certifications and awards including:

  • IBM Business Partner

As an IBM Business Partner, DATA Inc. can provide specialized consulting services to clients seeking websphere application implementation, XML related technologies and object oriented analysis.

  • ISO 9001 : 2000

Software Data (India) Ltd., the Asia/Pacific sister organization of DATA Inc., is certified as an ISO 9001: 2000 organization. This certification demonstrates our capability of delivering solutions that are compliant to a set of standard procedures as documented by the International Organization of standardization.

  • Certified Project Managers

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) administers a globally recognized, rigorous, education and/or professional experience and examination-based professional credentialing program. Over 50% of DATA Inc’s core IT project staff consists of certified project managers and are in the process of developing and implementing a global management methodology for all projects, utilizing the latest in Microsoft-based technology, ushering in a true 24-hour development lifecycle for application development.

  • Merrill Lynch Consulting Vendor of the Year Award – 2005

In 2006, Merrill Lynch awarded DATA Inc. with the prestigious 2005 Global Sourcing and Procurement Services, Time and Materials Consulting Vendor of the Year Award. Criteria for selection includes the presence of a large and growing base of direct consultants across business units and adherence to program standards over the course of the year. DATA Inc. not only maintained a considerable consultant base, but grew their presence across the organization and have delivered quality service, scoring well in 2005 in multiple technology divisions throughout Merrill Lynch in delivering technology services.

For more information, please visit DATA Inc’s global website located at http://www.datainc.biz.

About DATA Inc.

Since 1983, DATA Inc. has provided IT solutions to Fortune 500 and Blue-Chip organizations. Started as a staff augmentation company, DATA Inc. has grown into a full service IT solutions provider headquartered in Montvale, NJ with development centers and offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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