Kodak Alaris today announced that it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. By achieving Gold-level competency, Kodak Alaris has distinguished itself within the top one percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, individuals from partner organizations must successfully complete a series of exams to prove their expertise, resulting in the Microsoft Certified Professional credential. Gold Partners must designate these certified professionals to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, implement a yearly customer satisfaction study, meet a revenue commitment and pass technology or sales assessments.
“Achieving a Microsoft Gold competency showcases Kodak Alaris’ expertise and commitment to being a leader in information management and technology, while demonstrating our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Dolores Kruchten, President of Kodak Alaris’ Document Imaging division (kodakalaris.com/go/dinews). “We plan to increase our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their most challenging business demands.”
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top one percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”
Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.