ICT finance, rental and procurement solutions provider iVolve has been appointed a certified Microsoft Small Business Partner and Small Business Specialist as well as a Microsoft Licensing Specialist after undergoing rigorous technical training and writing several exams.
iVolve is a member of the Kagiso Group.
The company is now working towards achieving Gold Certified partner status – the highest level of competence and expertise in Microsoft technologies, which will allow it to gain access to a host of additional benefits from Microsoft. These range from special access to training and support to expert insights into the latest technologies being developed by Microsoft.
The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting and technical services on Microsoft systems, or recommend Microsoft technology purchases.
“In our case we also offer flexible procurement, rental and finance solutions that will assist our customers with their hardware and software acquisition needs,” says iVolve business development director, Petro Plotz: “They will also benefit from our different licensing programs to become and stay legal. Our attractive pricing, predictable cost options and value added services reduce the cost of software license acquisition, software asset management, and technology development.”
Being a Microsoft Small Business Specialist as well means we have gone through rigorous technical training so to better respond to our customers special technology needs by offering specialised technology advice, support and service.
As a Microsoft Licensing Specialist we are now certified to spec and deliver licensing solutions to small and medium organisations.
iVolve is also offering Software Asset Management (SAM) that will help your customers gain control of software assets throughout the software management life cycle, from procurement through deployment to retirement. It provides a system for the effective management, control, and protection of the software assets within an organisation, throughout all stages of each product’s lifecycle.
By accurately tracking software assets, companies improve their knowledge of and control over their IT infrastructures.
"Achieving the certification was a natural step in our technical competency and reflects our commitment to provide high-quality solutions," comments Plotz. "Microsoft aims to provide certification programmes that help participants differentiate themselves in the industry, accelerate time to market, deepen credibility with customers and achieve their strategic business goals.”