First National Technology Solutions Achieves 'Microsoft Gold'
First National Technology Solutions Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency -- First National Technology Solutions demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
Omaha, Nebraska -- First National Technology Solutions (FNTS), today announced it has attained a gold Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft's partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and/or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
As the technology landscape changes, it is crucial for businesses to have a competitive advantage. Companies of all sizes are utilizing technology partners like FNTS to stay current on advances in cloud, software, and data center offerings. FNTS offers flexible plans and solutions to fit all business models, allowing companies to work smarter and faster.
"Companies are becoming more reliant on cloud services, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 to differentiate their businesses and connect with new customers," said FNTS President, Kim Whittaker. "This Microsoft gold competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today's technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft's products and services. We plan to accelerate our customers' success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands."
"By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology," said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions."
The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. When a company differentiates itself with the Cloud Platform competency, it becomes eligible for Signature Cloud Support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
With over 20 years in the managed IT services industry, First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) is a leading provider of flexible, customized hosted and remote managed services. Specializing in best of breed cloud technology and data center services, FNTS is dedicated to quality personal service, guaranteed uptime, and custom-built solutions that fit individual enterprises today, and align with their future strategic growth plans.
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, FNTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the Midwest's largest privately held financial holding companies, First National of Nebraska. For more information on FNTS, visit www.fnts.com or follow @FirstNatTechSol.
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