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NextiraOne Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status in Austria Again

July 27, 2011

NextiraOne, a provider of communications services, announced it is one of the first Microsoft’s partners in Austria to achieve the new, more demanding requirements for the achievement of gold level certification in Unified Communications (UC).

NextiraOne’s achievement in reaching Microsoft Gold Partner status again confirms the company’s leading position in unified communications, company officials said. This re-certification is based on the comprehensive, high quality services provided by the solutions integrator in this sector of its business, they added.

The new Microsoft Partner Program in the Microsoft Partner Network brings benefits for both customers and partners. The new community supports its members in developing their full potential.

To become a member in the Partner Network, companies must be able to demonstrate their expertise in a number of business areas designated by Microsoft. These requirements are intended to give greater transparency for customers in that they demonstrate more clearly the expertise of the partner.

“Microsoft’s aim in introducing this new program, with its more challenging conditions, is to provide the company’s customers with an effective network of service partners with real, proven expertise and experience in the delivery of solutions,” said François Messager, European business development director for Unified Communications, in a statement.

“NextiraOne is one of the first of Microsoft’s partners to have demonstrated its ability and experience in the implementation of Microsoft UC solutions,” Messager added.

To achieve the accreditation, NextiraOne had to be able to demonstrate positive feedback from customers using Microsoft solutions, including customer survey results. The required references confirmed the level of customer satisfaction in terms of both customer service and the solutions delivered by NextiraOne.

“As a vendor-independent solutions integrator we constantly look to include the leading suppliers in our portfolio,” said Nicole Plein, communications & PR manager for NextiraOne Austria, in a statement.

“Microsoft belongs in the mix as much as Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco,” Plein added. “These two Microsoft accreditations prove once again the comprehensive level of knowledge and expertise our communications experts have in the field of unified communications.”

Recently NextiraOne announced partnership with NICE Systems, a provider of global integrated digital recording and management solutions, to integrate NICE’s real-time PCI solution into its customer offering for new contact centers.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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