Buchanan Technologies Achieves Multiple Microsoft Gold and Silver Competencies

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GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (July 2, 2020) – Buchanan Technologies, a leading IT managed services provider, today announced it has obtained recertification as a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program with numerous gold and silver competencies in the US and Canada.

These achievements demonstrate a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within a small percentage of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. A portfolio of competencies showcases that Buchanan Technologies is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of our mutual customers.

Buchanan Technologies has attained gold competencies in the following categories:

 Collaboration and Content (US & Canada)

The Collaboration and Content competency recognizes partners delivering SharePoint solutions that help companies share, collaborate, and improve productivity.

Messaging (US & Canada)

The Messaging competency recognizes partners who gain a competitive advantage, shorten sales cycles, and grow their business by showcasing skills as a qualified Microsoft Exchange solution provider.

Cloud Platform (Canada)

The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Productivity (Canada)

The Cloud Productivity competency is for partners who provide technical expertise in the most complete set of commercial-grade productivity offerings, such as Office 365.

Datacenter (Canada)

The Datacenter competency recognizes partners who are transforming datacenters into more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solutions.

Furthermore, Buchanan is a Microsoft Software Assurance Planning Services Provider in the following categories: Desktop Deployment and Planning Services, Microsoft Teams, Public Cloud Microsoft Azure Planning Services (Canada only), Private Cloud, Management and Virtualization Planning Services, and SharePoint Deployment Planning Services. Buchanan also holds silver competencies in the US in Cloud Productivity, Datacenter, and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, and a silver competency in Communications in Canada.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner for the twentieth year in a row,” said Stephen Sweett, president of Buchanan Technologies. “Buchanan has been a Gold Certified Partner since the program’s inception, and we believe this certification, along with our many competencies, allows us to continuously enhance the service offerings we provide for customers and clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft.”

“By accomplishing a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners’ proficiency and expertise of Microsoft technology is instrumental in helping our mutual customers continue to drive innovative solutions.”

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise and, for gold competencies, designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

To learn more, visit www.buchanan.com.

About Buchanan Technologies:

Established in 1988, Buchanan Technologies is an award-winning managed services provider offering innovative IT services and customized solutions to mid-tier and enterprise-level organizations across the United States, Canada and Europe. Buchanan offers flexible and customizable solutions to accommodate any IT need – whether it’s help desk support, IT field services or managed IT solutions – and believes every interaction matters with each customer to provide a seamless user experience. To learn how Buchanan can simplify your IT solution, visit www.buchanan.com.


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