15 February 2010

Intergen has become the world's first SharePoint Elite certified partner.

As New Zealand's largest dedicated provider of Microsoft-based solutions, Intergen is the world's first SharePoint Elite partner.

The SharePoint Elite Partner Initiative is a new initiative that recognises staff skills and depth of experience. Working with an Elite-Certified organisation assures a partner with skills and expertise demonstrated to the highest degree through operational excellence and ongoing training for staff.

The Elite initiative certified SharePoint partners in four key areas separated into two streams: the technical stream, encompassing the disciplines of infrastructure and development; and the business stream that covers the disciplines of knowledge management and end user engagement. Intergen has successfully met the requirements to be recognised as a SharePoint Elite Business Partner and is currently working through the process of meeting the requirements of the technical stream.  

Wayne Forgesson, Intergen's Director of Marketing, says: "Our SharePoint Elite qualification is great news on a number of fronts. Not only does it recognise our capability and experience with SharePoint but it also recognises the significance of SharePoint in the Microsoft world, and the huge and varied value it can deliver in the hands of the experts."

Darryl Burling, SharePoint Product Manager for Microsoft New Zealand, says "This is a huge achievement for Intergen and a boost for their credibility among SharePoint customers. This goes to show that once again New Zealand is leading the way in technical capabilities, as evidenced by Intergen's completion of this extremely challenging process."

Qualification as an Elite partner involves rigorous training and examinations, devised by Microsoft New Zealand alongside some of the world's best SharePoint training organisations. It also requires a demonstration of a proven methodology and real-world experience, backed up by customer feedback.

Forgesson says, "Elite status recognises our position as one of the best proven SharePoint partners in the New Zealand marketplace. The Elite badge is one that we will wear proudly, and anticipate will open new business opportunities for us as a leader in Microsoft solutions."


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