Chesterfield, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Advantage Technologies notified customers today that its team has achieved Gold Partner Certification from Microsoft with a Small Business Competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. This distinguishes Advantage Technologies within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
“This Microsoft Gold Small Business competency showcases our team’s knowledge of today’s technology and demonstrates expertise of the Microsoft products equipped for small businesses,” said Bryan Currier, CEO of Advantage Technologies. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
Advantage Technologies provides technology solutions to over 500 small businesses in seven states. The company was recognized for being one of the fastest growing companies in America last year by the business journal, Fortune. As a growing company itself, Advantage Technologies utilizes the same Microsoft products that it supports. Through this understanding, Advantage Technologies has truly facilitated growth, efficiency and productivity for its clients through the use of cloud based technology.
Earning the Microsoft Small Business competency demonstrates expertise and commitment to deliver solutions tailored to small business customer requirements. Given the focus on adoption of Cloud computing by over 50% of SMBs in the near future to drive their business operations, partners that invest in this competency are ready to address the rising customer demand for Microsoft cloud solutions based on Office 365, Windows 8, Windows Small Business Server, Windows Intune and CRM Online.
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”
To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Advantage Technologies is committed to providing effective technology solutions to its clients. As a premier provider of technology integration solutions for small businesses, Advantage Technologies aims to deliver a "Hassle Free IT" experience. More information about Advantage Technologies can be found online at http://www.adv-tech.com.