Microsoft Awards Concurrency Three Additional Gold Competencies - Now six Gold Competencies as well as eight Microsoft MVPs
Milwaukee, WI — August 7, 2015—Microsoft has awarded Concurrency, Inc. three additional Gold Competencies, bringing Concurrency’s total to six. Microsoft awards Gold-level honors to partners who prove the highest level of expertise and customer satisfaction within a technology specialization. Partners must reapply to maintain earned Gold competencies. “We are especially proud that all six of our Gold Competencies have been actively earned through the certification process and are not the result of grandfathered status,” said James Savage, Concurrency’s founder and president. “This recognition illustrates the expertise of our Microsoft MVPs, along with the skill and knowledge of our employees overall. We are proud of what they have accomplished and will continue our efforts to build and maintain Microsoft’s high standards of expertise and customer satisfaction.” Concurrency is home to eight Microsoft MVPs, the nation’s highest concentration, covering the technology areas of SQL Server, System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management, Enterprise Security, Service Management, Windows Server Clustering and Surface. Two of Concurrency’s new Gold Competencies are in the Cloud area. Achieving both Cloud Productivity and Cloud Platform through the actively earned process is rare in the industry. Concurrency’s third new Gold Competency is Devices & Deployment. Previously, Concurrency held Silver Competencies in all three. Microsoft also awarded Concurrency with two new Silver Competencies, in Messaging and Data Analytics. A complete list of the firm’s Gold and Silver commendations follows. • Gold: Collaboration and Content • Gold: Datacenter • Gold: Customer Relationship Management • Gold: Cloud Productivity • Gold: Cloud Platform • Gold: Devices and Deployment • Silver: Communications • Silver: Application Development • Silver: Messaging • Silver: Data Analytics • Silver: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions About Concurrency Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. is an award-winning Microsoft partner dedicated to helping companies use technology to improve their business productivity. Clients choose Concurrency for its team approach, top talent, project-scoped work plans and business value that encompasses people, process, and technology. A Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP), Concurrency envisions, architects, and integrates across all Microsoft enterprise platforms, including Azure, SharePoint, System Center, Skype for Business, Exchange, and Dynamics CRM. Concurrency specializes in helping clients with their transition to the cloud, specifically Office 365 and Azure. Microsoft has recognized Concurrency with multiple partner-of-the-year awards, including 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in Management and Virtualization; 2012 Microsoft Content Management Partner of the Year; 2012 Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year; and 2012 & 2011 Microsoft Midwest Area Partner of the Year.