Posted on 28 January 2013
Smith Cooper IT announced they have attained a Gold competency for small businesses, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams to prove their level of technology expertise as well as submitting customer references that demonstrate successful projects and implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study. Partners must also pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Smith Cooper IT have experience of providing both IT and business advisory services to firms in all sectors, in a wide range of markets that operate with staff bases from 1 user all the way up to 250 users. The firm boasts Microsoft Certified Professionals, a Sage strategic partnership and has been awarded a number of Microsoft accreditations including a Silver competency in Midmarket solutions.
“This past year has been incredible for us- to have achieved both the prestigious Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers and Gold competency for small businesses in such a short time is fantastic and really demonstrates our commitment to keeping ahead of the field when delivering the highest quality of IT services” said Paul Howard, Director of IT Services at Smith Cooper IT.
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, 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.”
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.