According to Microsoft partnership program rules, partners with Gold competencies represent organizations and associated individuals that have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a specific Microsoft business solution area. Achieving a Gold competency is an indication of the company’s best-in-class capabilities and dedication to service to its customers and partners. Microsoft Gold partners receives unique support and benefits designed to support them in maintaining their highest level of proficiency in support of their clients.
It’s worth mentioning that in November 2010 Microsoft officially changed the partnership conditions for Gold Certified Partners and significantly improved its requirements for Gold competency applicants. Companies with previous Microsoft Gold Certified status were automatically demoted to a silver competency in their corresponding categories. The revised requirements mandated a significantly higher level of competency as well as sales revenue to qualify. Of the almost hundred previously Gold Certified Partners only a few managed to renew their status at the same Gold level and Artezio is proud to announce being one of the first seven Russian Microsoft Gold Software Development partners in 2011.
Artezio joined Microsoft partnership program in 2001 when the company immediately became a Microsoft Certified Partner. A combination of the pedigree of the company’s top-management and required skills of the employees allowed Artezio to remain a Gold Certified Partner a few years later and successfully reach this new level of certification in spring 2011.
Artezio has been providing high quality software solutions and IT consulting services to its clients worldwide for over 10 years. Artezio’s clients are both large international enterprises and small and medium size businesses. Additionally, Artezio has also received the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Competency.
“I’m very proud to announce this achievement, new Microsoft Gold Status attained so quickly once again confirms the highest Artezio’s services and efficiency of our employees that work really as a very cohesive team. It’s also worth mentioning that our partnership with Microsoft can potentially bring certain benefits to both companies. For example we are now planning to jointly promote one of our innovative solutions based on Azure cloud platform”, comments Pavel Adylin, CEO of Artezio.