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CS Holdings strikes gold

Awarded Gold Certification partner status for learning solutions by Microsoft
Johannesburg, 26 Feb 2003
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CS Holdings` People division has been awarded Microsoft`s Gold Certification status for learning solutions. This programme is targeted specifically towards those Microsoft CTECs (Certified Technical Education Centre) who focus on the enterprise customer and who invest their business in value-added services for those customers.

"The People Solutions division`s strategy is to provide customised training solutions in line with clients` business needs," says People division MD Christine McDonald. "A critical component of our strategy is the interaction between the CS Holdings and the client, and we have positioned ourselves as business partners, working to understand the client`s training challenges, providing regular reports, analysis and assessments to ensure successful knowledge transfer. Microsoft`s Gold Certification status for learning solutions really addresses this area of our business and was a natural progression for us, and enhances our partnership with Microsoft."

"As a Microsoft Gold Certification partner for learning solutions, CS Holdings will assess, design, customise and plan training solutions for medium to large enterprise organisations," says Amory Gordon, enterprise partner group manager at Microsoft South Africa. "Additionally, the company has proven success in deploying Microsoft .NET developer, information technology (IT) infrastructure and customised training solutions at the enterprise level. Microsoft is committed to investing in enhanced resources and support for Gold Certified Partners as part of an ongoing commitment to provide customers with product solutions of the highest quality via Microsoft Gold Certified Partner companies such as CS Holdings."

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are the elite Microsoft Business Partners who earn the highest customer endorsement. They have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help implement technology solutions that match the customer`s exact business needs. They have passed Microsoft`s most stringent requirements and demonstrated the most robust, efficient and scalable implementations of Microsoft technologies in demonstrated enterprise customer deployments or on-site Microsoft assessment.

CS Holdings

CS Holdings provides business and IT solutions that enable sustainable competitive advantage for clients through reduced cost, managed risk, improved efficiency and added effectiveness. This is done by means of integrated solutions that incorporate the complete value chain of strategy formulation, best practice business processes, appropriate information technology and optimised people effectiveness.

CS Holdings is a leading BEE company for the ICT sector, and won the `Most Progressive Company` award at the latest BMI-T African Achievers function.

Editorial contacts
IT Public Relations Ivor van Rensburg (012) 804 3710 ivor@itpr.co.za
CS Holdings Charles Webster (011) 205 7000 cwebster@cs.co.za
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