Northdoor goes for Gold, achieving a total of 8 Microsoft Partner competencies
30 March 2012
Leading IT consultancy Northdoor has achieved a total of 8 Microsoft Partner competencies, and is among the top 3% of Microsoft Partners in the UK. This includes six silver certifications and two gold for the Portals and Collaboration and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) categories. This comes at a time when Northdoor is experiencing a period of rapid growth, having recently acquired IT consultancy Linksfield Technologies and having won the Enterprise Solutions category of the European Software Excellence Awards.
“We are delighted to have brought our total number of Microsoft Partner competencies to eight,” says David Ballard, CEO of Northdoor. “The two gold certifications, in particular, serve as recognition of the successful relationships we have built with our clients, since detailed client references are required in order to achieve this level of competency. The Portals and Collaboration gold reflects our sustained commitment to providing our clients with effective collaborative working and unified communications solutions, and also reinforces our credentials surrounding Microsoft SharePoint. Similarly, the gold status as an Independent Software Vendor recognises our expertise in industry-specific solutions, particularly for the financial services and insurance sectors, as highlighted by our recent award for developing Ellipse’s online group risk insurance system.”
“Northdoor has been a Microsoft Partner for over a decade, and we will continue to build on this core relationship as our company grows. In fact, we are aiming to achieve a third gold before the Olympics begin, in what is turning out to be a big year for London, the UK and Northdoor.”
Northdoor provides integrated information technology solutions. Its services encompass consultancy, application development, enterprise infrastructure and IT support and managed services. Originally founded in 1989 to serve the London Market, Northdoor has extended its expertise in insurance and banking to wider sectors, such as media, retail and travel, with services now reaching over 200 businesses. Northdoor has a collaborative and high-touch customer care approach in delivering tailored solutions that help clients to achieve their business objectives.