SWC Attains New Microsoft Core Competency
New Management and Virtualization Competency Brings SWC’s Microsoft Core Competencies Total to Eleven
SWC Technology Partners, an award winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations and Chicagoland Microsoft partner has earned a new Management and Virtualization core competency certification, bringing its total number of core competencies to eleven.
The Microsoft Partner Program competencies are a recognized level of expertise within a given solution area and are earned based on customer references, individual certifications or development of tested and certified software based on Microsoft technologies. Each is designed around a specific group of solutions and has a unique set of requirements. Earning even one core competency is a significant achievement for a Microsoft partner and by attaining eleven, SWC demonstrates an atypical breadth of proficiency.
SWC’s newest Microsoft core competencies are:
Management and Virtualization – A core infrastructure competency, the new Management and Virtualization competency reflects the continued convergence of management and virtualization workloads to deliver private cloud solutions.
SWC has already achieved core competency certification in ten additional areas:
- Application Platform: Business Intelligence
- Application Platform: Data Platform
- Business Productivity: Collaboration and Content
- Business Productivity: Communications
- Business Productivity: Messaging
- Client Segment: Mid-Market Solution Provider
- Core Infrastructure: Devices and Deployment
- Core Infrastructure: Server Platform
SWC has also earned Microsoft’s Mid-market Solution Provider designation for partners experienced in the design, deployment and customization of mid-market business solutions using Microsoft technologies.
As an IT consulting firm, SWC has roots going back more than 30 years and has been a Microsoft Gold Certified partner – Microsoft’s highest level of partnership – since 1991.
“SWC has been fully competent and entrenched in the Microsoft Partner Program for years,” said Bob Knott, President of SWC Technology Partners. “To earn these competencies, SWC consultants must obtain individual certifications, provide customer references and verify to Microsoft our ability to deliver superior, innovative solutions to our customers. These certifications represent our commitment to the Microsoft stack and better position our skills and specialization to our customers and partners.”
“Not many firms our size hold this number of Microsoft core competencies,” Knott added. “This reflects the experience, capabilities and depth of proficiency of the SWC team.”
SWC has earned multiple honors and awards from Microsoft, including the Central Region Partner Award for Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction from a field of more than 6,000 partners.
About SWC Technology Partners
SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC has been honored to receive numerous awards including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work, one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, and making the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
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