Today, Information Technology Professionals (ITP) announced that they have achieved Gold Partner Status in the Microsoft Partner Program. As a Gold Certified Partner, ITP has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet their customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive an expanded set of benefits that include increased program access, training and support, giving their customers a unique competitive advantage.
“I am so proud of this achievement,” said Paul Hager, ITP President and CEO. “Earning the Gold Partner Status elevates ITP as a premier Microsoft resource in Wisconsin, and enables us to offer even better technology services to our clients. With access to Microsoft resources that are exclusive to Gold Partners, our team will be able to refine their skills further and create even more innovative solutions.”
Achieving Gold Partner Status is no easy feat; organizations must pass difficult certification tests, meet all expertise requirements and declare a Microsoft competency. Competencies are designed to differentiate an organization’s abilities within a specific product group or service, and are specialized to meet a specific industry need. In addition to their already existing competencies, ITP has achieved the Silver and Gold Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions and Silver Cloud Productivity competencies. This enables ITP to add more value to their customers, and expand their offerings even further.
In 2016 ITP was also recognized as a ‘Microsoft 2016 US SMB Champions Club Central Rising Star’. Awarded annually at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference, the ‘Rising Star’ award recognizes the top new SMB partner in their individual regions based on revenue growth.
See all of ITP’s partner status levels and certifications.
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 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.