London - SAS Global Communications, an international provider of managed and professional network services, today announced it has achieved a Gold OEM Hardware Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.
“A Gold OEM Hardware Competency differentiates us from the competition and establishes us as market leaders, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of customers relying on Microsoft-based solutions,” said Charles Davis, CEO for SAS Global Communications. “We look forward to helping our customers realise their full potential by continuing to focus our areas of technology expertise in response to today’s business needs.”
“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties.”
The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialisation. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.
With the Microsoft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Hardware competency, SAS can demonstrate its ability to design and deliver quality hardware solutions optimised for the Microsoft platform.
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organisations that deliver products and professional services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.