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Datacentrix garners Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership status


Johannesburg, 05 Jul 2002
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IT solutions and infrastructure provider Datacentrix has announced its appointment as a new member of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program, due to its commitment to the Microsoft platform and its proven track record of developing robust and reliable software products. The organisation has become one of only three local Gold Certified Partners for Software Products in SA.

"Datacentrix is extremely pleased with our new status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products," says Rob Shaw, product marketing manager at Datacentrix. "Being a Gold Member of the programme allows us to clearly promote ourselves to customers as having proven expertise in providing high-quality software products. The incremental benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.

"Other ways customers could benefit from our membership include the earliest available access to technical-readiness materials and Microsoft technologies, access to technology deployment blueprints developed through Microsoft Enterprise Services and increased product licence benefits."

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program provides a way for customers to identify companies that have proven their commitment and expertise in one or more specialised areas when delivering Microsoft technologies.

Microsoft Certified Partners need to meet a higher set of criteria for each category, including enhanced certification and a portfolio of real-world customer references and are thus identified as the most skilled partners in specific solution areas.

"Given the number of choices in software products in the market today, customers need to quickly learn who is committed to integration and testing," says Mncedisi Mayekiso, Partner Sales Manager at Microsoft SA.

"They need to be assured that a software provider has a policy of platform testing and integration. With commitments to the Microsoft Windows and .NET platforms, Datacentrix has clearly demonstrated that its software products are robust and credible. Microsoft is pleased to have Datacentrix as a Gold Certified Partner for Software Products."

"Datacentrix can also enjoy the additional advantages of working closely with Microsoft in delivering complex solutions to customers, as well as events and marketing opportunities where Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive prioritised access," explains Shaw.

Editorial contacts
PR Connections Deborah O`Connell (011) 885 3141 datacentrix@pr.co.za
Mncedisi Mayekiso (011) 257 0434 mncedm@microsoft.com
Datacentrix Holdings Monique Barker (012) 348 7555 mbarker@datacentrix.co.za
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