NPI Achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status
South Burlington, VT – February 13, 2006
Network Performance Inc, today announced it is a new member in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program. NPI was granted admission in this exclusive program by consistently delivering superior technology solutions to area customers and earned the highest level of customer endorsement. "We are excited that NPI has achieved the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Solution status," said John Burton, President of NPI. "MS Gold Certified Partners, such as NPI, have demonstrated the technical skills to deliver high quality solutions using Microsoft tools."
NPI has been involved in the Microsoft Partner Program, which has three increasingly-difficult-to-attain membership levels-Registered Members, Certified Partners, and Gold Certified Partners-since 1997. Says John Burton, "The Gold Certified Partner designation is well deserved due to our many years of experience Microsoft's toolset." NPI has achieved Microsoft's Infrastructure Solutions Competency. Accomplishing this competency is no easy task. Applicants must demonstrate proven expertise through certification (exams), sales revenue, and positive customer references. "Gold Status" was largely based on NPI's successful realization of this competency.
Only about 2% of Microsoft partners quality for the Gold Level Certified Partner program. These elite members have the opportunity to build closer working relationships with Microsoft through activities such as the Personalized Account Engagement program. Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft. This closeness allows NPI to continue expanding Microsoft toolset expertise of the company and to better serve their customers. "This is an enormous accomplishment," says Eric Hart, a partner with the firm. "There are companies who won't even do business with you unless you're a Gold Certified Partner. Certification truly is instant credibility and worldwide acknowledgement. We're very proud of this achievement."
For more information please contact John Burton at 802.859.0808 or .