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Winxnet Achieves Microsoft Gold Collaboration and Content Competency
September 10, 2013
PORTLAND, Maine, September 10, 2013 — Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that meets the complete technology needs of private and public sector organizations, today announced it has attained a Gold Collaboration and Content 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.
"We're proud of our SharePoint team for achieving gold competency," said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet." Winxnet has been helping organizations use SharePoint to improve efficiencies since the platform was first released in 2001. Earning gold is formal recognition for what our SharePoint customers already know - Winxnet has deep expertise in helping organizations leverage this broad and flexible platform to accomplish their business objectives."
Winxnet's SharePoint team works with organizations of all sizes, from small businesses using Office 365 to global enterprises with multiple on-premises installations. Solutions these organizations need include intranets to drive corporate communication, extranet portals to improve vendor collaboration, knowledge management and records management systems to improve information sharing and meet compliance requirements, and social or innovation spaces that increase knowledge worker participation and engagement. Winxnet's long list of SharePoint customers includes Blackstone Consulting, L.L.Bean, St. Joseph Healthcare, and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin.
"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."
Attaining the Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency demonstrates partner expertise in offering Microsoft SharePoint technology based solutions to customers that meet organizational collaboration and content needs, help customers maximize efficiencies and take advantage of opportunities, such as business value consulting, change management, architectural design, digital asset management, and Web design and development, all of which can help develop a more profitable business. The Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency can help partners take advantage of the growing services opportunity around SharePoint by demonstrating your ability to offer solutions that connect teams, improve access to information, and increase productivity.
Providing innovative IT solutions since 1999, Winxnet is a leader in IT outsourcing and consulting, software development, and strategic technical advisory services to the private and public sectors. With multiple offices in New England and the Southeast, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise. For additional information, visit www.winxnet.com.