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Greenville, SC, United States, 2012/08/28 - Microsoft has awarded Southeastern technology provider EDTS its Gold Midmarket Solution Provider Competency status, while Axcient named the firm to Elite Partner status with the data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery provider.
EDTS, a full-service technology consulting firm specializing in networking, security and managed services support solutions for business, has obtained Gold Midmarket Solution Provider Competency honors from Microsoft, and has been named to Elite Partner status with Axcient, a global leader in data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for small and midsize businesses.
The Gold Midmarket Solution Provider competency demonstrates EDTS’s expertise in meeting customer needs based on the most current Microsoft solutions to help midmarket businesses with their unique business challenges while understanding their business processes, infrastructure, and future growth costs. EDTS also holds the Gold Server Platform competency from Microsoft.
Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization, and has completed a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise. They also must have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals on staff, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.
Axcient’s Elite Partner status provides EDTS with the latest in training, technology, deployment support and research, as well as sales support and tools to provide to the firm’s small and midsize business (SMB) customers.
Axcient, whose unified platform for backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery is targeted to the SMB market, is the only solution built from the ground up as an all-in-one data protection service. Axcient solutions combine the best elements of an on-premise appliance with the cost savings of a cloud-based disaster recovery service and features zero infrastructure, license, or software costs, thereby eliminating capital expenditures and minimizing operating expenses.
“Attaining Gold Midmarket Solution Provider and Axcient Elite Partner status ensures our customers that we offer the highest, most consistent capability among partners in this area, and provide ‘best-in-class’ solutions that pass a rigorous approval process,” said Charles Johnson, EDTS CEO. “We’re extremely proud that our employees have passed all necessary Microsoft and Axcient exams and are appreciative that our clients assisted by supplying references. The requirements for these honors are far more stringent than in the past, and we’re excited to have met the bar.”
EDTS provides out-sourced technology solutions to midsize businesses and organizations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia, including network design, implementation and ongoing support including managed services. Areas of focus also include disaster recovery/business continuity planning, email security, virtualization and optimization, online services/cloud computing, network infrastructure and end-user support.
“EDTS’ focus on attaining the highest levels of competency and certification is just one more way we assure our clients that EDTS provides the expertise and ability to meet all of their IT needs,” noted Johnson. “We strive to provide the most capable IT solutions team in the region, and are committed to helping customers increase productivity while lowering their information technology costs.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS (EDTSolutions.com) was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for the third consecutive year in 2012, and has grown to a staff of more than 40 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed services support solutions for businesses. The firm provides customers with Experience, Dedication, Technology and Solutions (EDTS) to help customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology.