SWC Earns Microsoft Gold Level Core Competency in Portals and Collaboration

January 21, 2011   //   News

Oak Brook, IL, January 21, 2010 – IT company SWC Technology Partners has earned a gold level competency in Portals and Collaboration through the Microsoft partner network, an achievement that demonstrates exceptional technical depth, skill and specialization.

In the Microsoft partner network, competencies are a recognized level of capabilities and commitment within a given area. Each is designed around a specific group of solutions and has a unique set of requirements. A gold competency is the highest competency level and requires extensive credentials, business training, five unique customer references, and participation in Microsoft’s customer satisfaction index survey.

The Portals and Collaboration competency demonstrates to customers that SWC has the skills and proven experience in meeting team and organizational collaboration and connectivity needs across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. SWC has built numerous solutions for customers using SharePoint and Business Productivity Online Suite that illustrate this proficiency.

SWC is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to mid-size businesses and a preeminent Microsoft solution provider in the Midwest District. SWC has been a Microsoft Gold Certified partner – Microsoft’s highest level of partnership – since 1991.

“As everyone who works with SWC knows – be it customers, partners or employees – our commitment to excellence and technical expertise and our achievements within the Microsoft partner network play a crucial role in shaping our identity and our deliverables. Attaining this gold level competency is a major achievement, one that we worked hard to win and that better positions our areas of focus and experience to our customers,” said Bob Knott, president of SWC Technology Partners.

SWC has earned numerous honors and awards from Microsoft. It received the Central Region Partner Marketing Excellence Award for fiscal year 2009 from a field of more than 6,000 partners. SWC won the Midwest District General Manager award and the Marketing Excellence Award for the second half of fiscal year 2009, as well as the Compete to Win award, a quarterly award to the partner that shows outstanding business performance. In 2007, SWC earned the annual Microsoft Loyalty Award for the Central Region, and in 2006 received the Midwest District award for Marketing Excellence.

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize Chicago businesses. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability. IT company SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the business needs of midmarket Chicago organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, virtualization and network security; and software solutions including SharePoint, business intelligence and custom development. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and was honored as a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year in 2007 and 2009. To learn more, visit www.swc.com or email contact@swc.com or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners.