Vertical Solutions, an R.L. Nelson and Associates Company Achieves a Microsoft Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency

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Vertical Solutions demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Vertical Solutions today announced it has attained a Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

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.

Vertical Solutions depth of technology skills has delivered the easiest, most cost-effective way for organizations bring the power of the cloud to their business through Office 365. The expertise gained through its range of cloud solutions, which have been delivered for over five years, allows Vertical Solutions to deliver pain free migrations to the cloud. When organizations want to reap the benefits of Office 365, such as Exchange Server migrations, they can rely on a partner who has more than 10,000 hours of combined experience implementing and supporting cloud solutions.

“We are very proud to have elevated Vertical Solutions to Gold status for this competency. While we can’t say we were born in the cloud, we can say they that we’ve successfully made the shift to providing cloud solutions. This direction guarantees we have the expertise necessary to meet the shifting demands of our clients. We are passionate about helping our clients fulfill their vision and this is one more way we are continuing to do since 1986,” said Bruce Nelson, President of Vertical Solutions.

“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.”

Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.

Vertical Solutions provides in-depth expertise and delivers real business value. Private Cloud solutions from Vertical Solutions deliver IT as a service – helping organizations change the way they use technology to operate efficiently. Focused on Healthcare and Human Services, Vertical Solutions has over 30 years’ experience working with clients, not just for them. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and operates other offices in Colorado, Philadelphia and Florida.

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