Vicinity Limited Achieves a Microsoft Silver “Devices and Deployment” Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network
Vicinity Limited Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria — 8 March, 2013 — Vicinity Limited, the Complete IT Support Company, today announced it has achieved a Silver Devices and Deployment Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ or contract a required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency. Vicinity Limited is a member of the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community that is committed to helping people and businesses use technology more efficiently, every day. Since 2001 the company has been providing IT services to businesses in Lagos.
Vicinity is extending and deepening it’s engagement with Microsoft, having already obtained the Midmarket Solution Provider as well as the Volume Licensing Silver Competency. “Once again, we have shown our commitment to providing small and midsize businesses with the technology advantages that larger organizations enjoy. The Silver Devices and Deployment Competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and their products,” said Aide Ojigbede, the Managing Director of Vicinity Limited. “We hope to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.”
The Microsoft Silver Competency defines partners’ success as technology market leaders within a specific technology competency, with each competency having a unique set of requirements and benefits formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. Requirements for the Silver Competency are comparable to the formerly recognized Microsoft Certified Partner criteria. All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.
Attaining the Devices and Deployment competency demonstrates partner expertise in designing, deploying and supporting desktop solutions based on the latest Windows 8 operating system and on other products like Windows 7, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Microsoft Office productivity software. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners help their customers focus on the business instead of the technology. As many customers begin their migration in 2013 from earlier platforms like Windows XP, earning the Devices and Deployment competency helps partners capture this unprecedented market momentum and act as a trusted technology advisor to their customers, helping them through a successful migration. In addition, Windows 8 brings new capabilities and enables a wide range of scenarios (bring your own device, mobile workforce support, portable workspace) that require additional solution partner support to implement.
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes. Vicinity Limited is a multi‐disciplinary IT Solutions firm that supplies, installs, integrates and maintains hardware and software systems for small and mid-sized business computing, information and communication solutions. Vicinity understands the challenges facing small and medium sized businesses and provides value-for-money services and solutions with prompt and courteous service through the ComCare managed IT support program for SMBs all over Lagos. Vicinity specialize in helping companies gain control over their systems and their data by implementing structured networks, server management, planned backups and data recovery. We are experts in all the Microsoft Small Business solutions including Windows Server Essentials, Small Business Server, Storage Server and Home Server.
For more information, contact:
Oge Anyanwu, Vicinity Limited, 0802 777 4188 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vicinitylimited.com