BORN Deepens Role in Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program; Microsoft Accepts Two More BORN Offices Into Its Premiere Partner Program

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from BORN

    MINNEAPOLIS and SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BORN, a leading
 e-Business and technology solutions consulting firm, announced today that its
 Minneapolis and Seattle branch offices have been named as new members in the
 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program.  Along with its Milwaukee office,
 BORN's Minneapolis and Seattle offices are among Microsoft's charter members
 in the Gold Certified Partner Program.  In January, BORN's Milwaukee office
 was named as one of the first ten U.S. partners in this program.  BORN's
 Minneapolis office is the largest Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in
 Minnesota.
     "BORN is proud of its growing status as a preferred provider of Microsoft
 business and technology solutions," said Mike Sexe, BORN's Executive Vice
 President for Operations.  "There are many reasons BORN is seen as a valuable
 partner for Microsoft, among them are our deep delivery capability and track
 record, our strong sales team and our impressive list of large- and mid-size
 clients.  The bottom line is that our clients will now have more confidence
 that BORN can deliver the Microsoft solutions they need."
     "Microsoft recognizes that companies don't want to choose a technology
 partner that needs to learn on the job -- they need a partner with proven
 experience," said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Programs Group
 at Microsoft Corp.  "Today, Microsoft recognizes BORN for documenting customer
 satisfaction with several e-Commerce deployments.  This distinction brings
 value to the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program and makes it clear that
 BORN has the skills and experience to provide high-quality e-Commerce
 solutions on Microsoft technology."
     BORN, which provides e-Commerce and related e-Business and technology
 consulting services, has been named as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for
 e-Commerce Solutions due to its competence in the latest Microsoft e-Commerce
 technologies and its proven track record of customer satisfaction.  Membership
 in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program will provide BORN with
 resources to help it develop and deploy robust Microsoft e-Commerce solutions
 that will help speed customers' time to market and reduce costs.
 
     About BORN
     BORN ( http://www.born.com ) is one of the most successful and
 fastest-growing consulting firms today.  The company offers a broad portfolio
 of e-Business and technology solutions from its offices nationwide.  BORN is
 differentiated by its tradition of unsurpassed technology expertise; its
 strong track record of delivery; and its experienced, enthusiastic people --
 the best in the business.  BORN's leadership in customer and employee
 satisfaction has been recognized nationwide.  FORTUNE magazine ranked BORN
 No. 12 on its 2001 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America and
 the company has consistently been ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the nation's
 fastest-growing private companies.
 
 

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    MINNEAPOLIS and SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BORN, a leading
 e-Business and technology solutions consulting firm, announced today that its
 Minneapolis and Seattle branch offices have been named as new members in the
 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program.  Along with its Milwaukee office,
 BORN's Minneapolis and Seattle offices are among Microsoft's charter members
 in the Gold Certified Partner Program.  In January, BORN's Milwaukee office
 was named as one of the first ten U.S. partners in this program.  BORN's
 Minneapolis office is the largest Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in
 Minnesota.
     "BORN is proud of its growing status as a preferred provider of Microsoft
 business and technology solutions," said Mike Sexe, BORN's Executive Vice
 President for Operations.  "There are many reasons BORN is seen as a valuable
 partner for Microsoft, among them are our deep delivery capability and track
 record, our strong sales team and our impressive list of large- and mid-size
 clients.  The bottom line is that our clients will now have more confidence
 that BORN can deliver the Microsoft solutions they need."
     "Microsoft recognizes that companies don't want to choose a technology
 partner that needs to learn on the job -- they need a partner with proven
 experience," said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Programs Group
 at Microsoft Corp.  "Today, Microsoft recognizes BORN for documenting customer
 satisfaction with several e-Commerce deployments.  This distinction brings
 value to the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program and makes it clear that
 BORN has the skills and experience to provide high-quality e-Commerce
 solutions on Microsoft technology."
     BORN, which provides e-Commerce and related e-Business and technology
 consulting services, has been named as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for
 e-Commerce Solutions due to its competence in the latest Microsoft e-Commerce
 technologies and its proven track record of customer satisfaction.  Membership
 in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program will provide BORN with
 resources to help it develop and deploy robust Microsoft e-Commerce solutions
 that will help speed customers' time to market and reduce costs.
 
     About BORN
     BORN ( http://www.born.com ) is one of the most successful and
 fastest-growing consulting firms today.  The company offers a broad portfolio
 of e-Business and technology solutions from its offices nationwide.  BORN is
 differentiated by its tradition of unsurpassed technology expertise; its
 strong track record of delivery; and its experienced, enthusiastic people --
 the best in the business.  BORN's leadership in customer and employee
 satisfaction has been recognized nationwide.  FORTUNE magazine ranked BORN
 No. 12 on its 2001 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America and
 the company has consistently been ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the nation's
 fastest-growing private companies.
 
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