Wintellect Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Custom Development Solutions, SOA and Business Process, Data Management Solutions, and as Small Business Specialist
(Knoxville, TN)– February 3, 2009-- Wintellect, a consulting, debugging, and training firm specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows technologies, today announced that it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Custom Development Solutions, SOA and Business Process, Data Management Solutions, and as Small Business Specialist, recognizing Wintellect’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Wintellect has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
Founded by industry experts Jeffrey Richter, Jeff Prosise and John Robbins and former Regal Cinemas CFO Lewis Frazer, Wintellect is a developer resource and business solution provider offering a variety of products and services including full lifecycle application development, on-site instructor led training, virtual-public training, content creation and more.
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Wintellect President and CEO, Lewis Frazer III. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Wintellect as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Wintellect had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.
Custom Development Solutions Competency
The Custom Development Solutions Competency is designed for technology partners providing custom-built solutions for clients that require value-added capabilities to optimize business opportunities.
“Our developer partners enable us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Nick Abbott, group manager in the .NET Developer Product Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “As the demand for applications built on the Microsoft platform continues to grow, there are more opportunities for providers of custom-developed applications than ever. The Custom Development Solutions Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, to enhance partners’ revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth.”
SOA and Business Process
Business Process and Integration Competency is designed for Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners with proven proficiency in implementing and deploying server-based portals for driving Internet commerce and business applications using Microsoft tools and software. Delivering the high levels of reliability and availability needed for business-to-customer Web sites requires not only great technology but also the competency to plan, deploy, support and migrate those solutions. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in this competency have demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, the deployment of Internet-based solutions and infrastructure using Microsoft tools and software.
“Partners play a critical role in delivering solutions to our customers that complement their applications and services,” said Oliver Sharp, general manager in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft Corp. “The value of solutions competencies is that they allow Microsoft to deliver resources and training to partners, enabling them to better meet the needs of their customers.”
Data Management Solutions Competency
The Data Management Solutions Competency is designed for Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners that have proved their competency in deploying data warehousing, online analytical processing, data mining, decision support and in-depth reporting solutions.
“Microsoft Competencies make it easier for our partners to position their offerings to our mutual customers, better align their business with Microsoft’s marketing initiatives, and form closer relationships with other industry partners,” said Bill Baker, distinguished engineer and general manager of Business Intelligence applications for the Microsoft Office Business Platform at Microsoft Corp. “Through the Data Management Solutions Competency, we can assist our industry partners’ proficiency in developing and deploying business intelligence applications more quickly and easily, and help them align with our goal of making business intelligence solutions more pervasive and accessible to everyone.”
Small Business Specialist
The Small Business Specialist Competency is designed for those Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners that have proven expertise in marketing, selling, planning, and building solutions for small businesses.
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.
Wintellect is a consulting, debugging, and training firm dedicated to helping companies build better software, faster through a concentration on .NET and Windows development. Its offerings include full lifecycle application development; architecture, analysis and design services; project management; emergency debugging and performance tuning; rapid application development and prototyping; database design and development; as well as in-depth, multi-day .NET on-site and open enrollment training. For more information about Wintellect, visit www.wintellect.com.