MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RBA Consulting (http://rbaconsulting.com)—a Microsoft technology consulting firm with offices in Minneapolis, Dallas and Denver—today announced it has achieved five Gold and four Silver Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network. The designations recognize RBA's deep Microsoft expertise and give the firm access to extensive Microsoft training and support.
To earn a Microsoft Gold or Silver Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey. RBA now holds competencies in the following:
- Application Lifecycle Management
- Content Management
- Data Platform
- Portals & Collaboration
- Server Platform
- Software Development
- Web Development
- Unified Communications
- Business Intelligence
"Earning 9 Microsoft competencies puts RBA in an elite group—and differentiates us as a firm with extensive Microsoft expertise and experience," explained Mike Reinhart, President and Chief Operating Officer. "This has been accomplished through the diligent efforts of RBA's consultants and our focus on growing our strategic partnership with Microsoft. We look forward to helping more clients meet their business needs by leveraging leading Microsoft technologies."
"The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today's business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today's competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties."
The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.
About RBA Consulting
RBA Consulting is a Microsoft Partner with offices in Minneapolis, Dallas and Denver. Offering a complete range of Application Development, Portals and Collaboration, Infrastructure, and Business Intelligence solutions to clients ranging from mid-market to enterprise, RBA delivers unparalleled technology expertise combined with an uncompromising commitment to service. Currently on Inc 500's List of the country's fastest-growing private companies, RBA's entrepreneurial spirit combined with its challenging and rewarding employment experience attracts the industry's top talent. For more information, please visit http://www.rbaconsulting.com/.
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