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Press Release: Intertech a Gold Certified Partner in Microsoft Partner Program for 2010-2011

Intertech (http://www.Intertech.com) Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Custom Development Solutions and Learning Solutions

(Vocus) March 12, 2010 -- Intertech (http://www.Intertech.com), the Instructors Who Consult and Consultants Who Teach, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Custom Development Solutions and Learning Solutions, recognizing Intertech’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Intertech has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Founded in 1991 by local entrepreneur Tom Salonek, Intertech, Inc. has grown from a one-person shop to the largest combined software developer training company and research-supported consulting firm in Minnesota. Intertech designs and develops software solutions that power Fortune 500 businesses along with teaching these and other organizations including mid-sized companies and state government. Intertech works with NASA, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Intel, and other major companies around the United States helping them learn and use technology.

“For another year, we are extremely happy to have attained Gold Cetified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This, along with our other distinctions like bein an Inner Cirlce member, allows us to clearly promote our expertise, ” said Intertech Founder and CEO, Tom Salonek. “With our expertise in Team Foundation Server (TFS) and newly launched Azure Consulting Practice, we believe our Gold Certified Partner status allows us to deliver exceptional solutions for customers.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Intertech as a Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Intertech had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

“Our developer partners enable us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Joe Marini, Director, Development Tools Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. “As the demand for applications built on the Microsoft platform continues to grow, there are more opportunities for providers of custom-developed applications than ever. The Custom Development Solutions Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, to enhance partners’ revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth.”

Along with having a Custom Development Solutions Competency, Intertech also holds a Learning Solutions Competency. “Our industry partners deliver learning solutions that integrate software, skills, services and support to improve the customer’s experience with Microsoft technologies,” said Lutz Ziob, general manager for Microsoft Learning at Microsoft Corp. “The Learning Solutions Competency ensures that customers receive high-quality, consultative IT skills and technology solutions from industry experts.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

Intertech delivers advanced training on .NET technologies including training delivered over the Internet with Online C# Training, Ajax, XML, and Java technologies. Intertech’s consulting services offering includes Azure Consulting.

Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, a five time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota, a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award. Intertech has been in Inc., Forbes, Upsize magazine, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Hudson Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business Monthly. ###

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Best Small IT Consulting Firms to Work For in North America
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