IGMAS Technologies Acheives High Honors in Microsoft’s Partner Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

IGMAS Technologies Earns Microsoft’s Distinguished Status by Obtaining Core Competencies: Server Platform, Systems Management, Identify and Security, Midmarket Solutions, as well as OEM Hardware Services, Portals and Collaboration, and Windows 7 Desktop Solutions
Los Angeles, CA — January 28, 2011 IGMAS Technologies, Inc. today announced it has earned the Silver Competencies in several categories in Microsoft’s Partner Program, recognizing IGMAS’ expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. With it’s acheivement, IGMAS has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Certified Microsoft Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, providing partners with a competitive advantage in the channel.“We are thrilled to have attained Microsoft’s several important core competencies in Microsfoft’s Partner program for the fourth straight year. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers”, said IGMAS Technologies, Inc. president Michael Breindel.  “The benefits provided through our Partner status with Microsoft will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide 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 Partners with designated competencies in core services, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes IGMAS Technologies’ Partner status for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”As one of the requirements for attaining such Partner status, IGMAS had to train and successfully acheive passing certification exams in Microsoft Competencies. 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.

Microsoft partners enrolled in the Server Platform and Systems Management Competencies have proven their proficiency in implementing solutions based on Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems, or Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.

“We place tremendous value on our partners, who help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Ward Ralston, group product manager for Windows Server at Microsoft Corp. “Solutions competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their broad knowledge of building wide-ranging solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2008 and the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line.”

The Igentify and Security Competency is designed to recognize the unique skills and requirements of partners specializing in delivering security-based solutions. Microsoft partners enrolled in this competency have proven their expertise in advanced security solutions to help protect customer information assets by building solutions such as security management and operations, anti-malware protection and network-edge security, and identity and access management solutions.

“Security is a priority for Microsoft, and we rely on our partners to help us deliver security-based solutions to our customers,” said Mark Hassall, director of Security and Access Product Management at Microsoft Corp. “As customers continue to automate business processes, solutions competencies such as this one enable our partners to better identify and showcase their security solutions skills to respond to increasing customer demands to better secure and optimize their infrastructure.”

“Our customers tell us that they want integrated solutions, and we are listening and delivering in a way that no one else is,” said John “JG” Chirapurath, Director of Marketing for the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft Corp. “By bringing together the platform, applications, identity infrastructure, and security and management to deliver integrated solutions, we’re ensuring our customer’s success by helping them to save time, reduce costs and protect their environment.”
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.

IGMAS Technologies, Inc. is a professional consultancy specializing in high-quality products and services for Information Technology projects. IGMAS delivers consulting, outsourcing, integration, deployment, and helpdesk service support for businesses. IGMAS offers experienced technology and business consultants, project managers, engineers and support staff who understand that people, product, and services must come together seamlessly to meet each organization’s unique objectives. For more information, visit 
www.igmas.com or contact IGMAS Technologies, Inc. at 877-609-8324.


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For more information, please contact:

Michael Breindel, IGMAS Technologies, Inc. 877-609- 8324,  mbreindel@igmas.com

David Miller, IGMAS Technologies, Inc. 877-609-8324, dmiller@igmas.com