PlumChoice Awarded Microsoft Certified Partner Status, Enabling Specialized Premium Technical Services

Certification in Desktop Platforms, Office Deployment, Networking Infrastructure And Information Worker Solutions Offers Additional Value to Select Private Label Partners

BILLERICA, MA - (July 13, 2010) - PlumChoice today announced that Microsoft has awarded PlumChoice membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner program. The designation means that select PlumChoice partners now have the option to specify Microsoft certified technicians for their private-label technical support services.

PlumChoice's membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner program was granted based upon extensive partner reference checks, the number of PlumChoice technicians who have completed Microsoft Certified Training, and other criteria. The membership is another premier program certification added to existing certifications held by PlumChoice's qualified technical service teams.

PlumChoice's Microsoft Certified Partner status establishes it as a leader among elite providers of premium technical services in the U.S. In earning its designation, the company extended certifications in four specific critical areas:

  • Desktop Platforms (includes Windows 7 expertise)
  • Microsoft Office Deployment
  • Networking Infrastructure Solutions
  • Information Worker Solutions

"PlumChoice is one of only a few service organizations that actively certifies its highly skilled technical workforce in industry leading hardware, software and networking certification programs. This level of technician certification facilitates best-in-class delivery of service to our partners' customers," said Rich Surace, Senior Vice President, Operations for PlumChoice. "By earning membership as a Microsoft Certified Partner; we add another industry certification to our SAFElink Service Delivery Platform. PlumChoice technicians constantly grow their careers by enhancing their education and skills as technology evolves."

Microsoft Certified Partners are designated by Microsoft as offering their customers the highest levels of technical expertise, strategic thinking and hands-on skills. Microsoft Certified Partners encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations, and have the necessary real-world perspective to help customers prioritize and effectively implement technology solutions.

As part of the certification process, PlumChoice was required to pass stringent partner reference checks regarding training quality and technical competency. The checks validated that PlumChoice technicians routinely deliver exceptional technical assistance at the point of service.

PlumChoice Contact:
Karen McPhillips, Vice President, Marketing
866.811.3321 x3204

Press Contact:
Belinda Rooney
SSPR, for PlumChoice

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