3i People, Inc. Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
(https://www.3ipeople.com) today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in these areas: ISV / Software Solutions and Network Infrastructure, recognizing 3i People, Inc.’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, 3i People, Inc. has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Salil Gulve, Director of Information Technology for 3i People, Inc. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
“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 3i People, Inc. as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, 3i People, Inc. had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
COMPETENCY: NETWORKING INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS
Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their competency in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.
These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations, and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
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“We place tremendous value on our partners, who help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
3i People, Inc. is a full-service, global IT solutions and Consulting Firm doing business in Contract Staffing, Software Applications Development, Project Management and Enterprise Network Security Consulting. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company operates throughout the United States and in India. 3i People offers software development talent with experience in a wide range of business sectors, including banking, automotive, telecommunications, insurance, child support, and health care. Our developers have expertise in E-commerce, Web-Enabled Applications, Database Administration, Data Warehousing, UNIX Administration, and Implementation of ERP/CRM Enterprise Application Software (PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle).
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Salil Gulve, 3i People, Inc., (404) 636-2397 x 226,
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