axon IT First in the North West to receive Microsoft Gold Partner Status

From: axon IT
Published: Wed Jan 26 2011

Macclesfield-based IT solutions provider axon IT is celebrating after becoming the first business in the North West to be awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status with virtualization competency, making the company the only provider of virtual and cloud computing-based systems in the region to be endorsed by Microsoft.

The accreditation comes after Microsoft announced significant changes to the way it assesses its partners. The new system means that all companies previously awarded Microsoft recognition will need to re-qualify for their status, choosing a competency relevant to their line of business.

axon ITís Gold Partner status in Virtualization is the result of a series of gruelling technical exams taken by the firmís engineers, a number of sales and marketing assessments and a collection of high quality references given by the companyís current customers.

Graham Fern, Technical Director at axon IT commented: "The changes Microsoft has made to its assessment process will be instrumental in separating the wheat from the chaff, and ensuring that Microsoft partners are up to date with the latest technology. In recent years the industry has become swamped with Microsoft Gold Partners, so by forcing companies to re-apply for their status, customers can be sure that they are dealing with a genuine, qualified and fully competent solutions provider.

"Our engineers have taken a total of 25 exams to help move the business forward and gain this accreditation, and their hard work and dedication has now paid off. We were thrilled to learn we were the first in the North West to achieve Gold Partner status with the virtualization specialism, and feel this will be instrumental in driving axon IT into the future of virtual solutions and cloud computing."
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