SWC Earns Microsoft Awards Recognizing Leadership and Innovation

July 27, 2009   //   News

Oak Brook, IL | July 27, 2009 – SWC Technology Partners, a leading provider of IT solutions to small and medium-size organizations, is adding to its inventory of industry awards an honors, earning two more Microsoft Awards: the Midwest District General Manager Award and the Marketing Excellence Award for the second half of fiscal year 2009.

SWC has emerged as a top performer and thought leader in the IT industry and has helped hundreds of growing organizations implement technology solutions since its founding nearly 30 years ago.

“Earning these awards from Microsoft is an affirmation of our commitment to excellence, and we are energized by being selected for these honors,” said Bob Knott, President of SWC Technology Partners. “We pride ourselves on our ability to help our customers innovate, and we are dedicated to showing customers how to exploit technology to bring about sweeping changes and improvements to the way they do business.”

SWC has been a consistent Microsoft award winner, garnering recent honors that include:

  • Compete to Win Award for the Midwest District, 2009
  • Marketing Excellence Award, Midwest District, 2009
  • Loyalty Award, Central Region, 2007
  • Compete to Win Award, Midwest District, 2008
  • Loyalty Award, Midwest District, 2006
  • Marketing Excellence Award, Midwest District, 2006

The General Manager award recognizes Microsoft’s top overall partner in the Midwest. It also recognizes SWC overall customer satisfaction and track record of implementing innovative customer solutions. SWC was selected from over 1,000 Midwest partners. The Marketing Excellence award recognizes Microsoft partners that constantly seek to improve their processes and practices, sharing their expertise and ideas with others. It also recognizes partners that leverage and build on Microsoft’s activities to provide great value in reaching customers to help solve business problems using Microsoft technology. The Midwest District encompasses Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

SWC is an actively involved Microsoft partner that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence,” said Jennifer Heard, Microsoft’s Central Region vice president. “They have earned six Microsoft core competencies, vigorously marketed Microsoft Online Services, and successfully generated strong new business leads despite the economy, among other accomplishments. These awards acknowledge the efforts and results demonstrated by SWC.”

Jon White, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager, said, “SWC Technology Partners has enacted an aggressive customer education and technology program that has elevated its visibility in a meaningful and significant way. We value our partners such as SWC that are deserving of recognition for outstanding results.”

These Midwest District awards qualify SWC to compete for the Central Region awards that are presented at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners (www.swc.com) is the leading provider of innovative IT solutions to small and medium-size Chicago businesses. For nearly 30 years, SWC has excelled at providing strategic guidance and delivering solutions tailored to the needs of growing organizations. SWC’s areas of expertise include best-in-class Managed Services, Performance Management, Business Applications, Messaging & Collaboration and Network Infrastructure & Security solutions. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Symantec Gold Certified Partner and a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Partner.