Digital Management Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Digital Management Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning Four Microsoft Competencies: Information Worker Solutions, Custom Development Solutions, Data Management Solutions and SOA and Business Process

Bethesda, MD—January 6, 2010—Digital Management, Inc. (www.digitalmanagement.com), a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm, announced today it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with four competencies in Information Worker Solutions, Custom Development Solutions, Data Management Solutions and SOA and Business Process, recognizing Digital Management’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Digital Management has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Digital Management’s Microsoft Solutions Division provides Microsoft-based solutions in the areas of portals, enterprise content management, document management, search, data visualization, mobility, business intelligence, business process management and infrastructure management. The company has delivered rich solutions based on Microsoft solutions to organizations including the Small Business Administration, the National Institutes of Health, Richardson Electronics, the City of Papillion as well as many others.

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program,” said Sam Ganga, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Solutions Division, Digital Management. “This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers. The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Digital Management as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Digital Management had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

Information Worker Solutions Competency

The Information Worker Solutions competency is for partners that have demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft information worker technologies. These partners are equipped to address key customer challenges by developing solutions and deploying services based on the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Specializations within this competency include Search, Data Visualization, Enterprise Project Management, Portals and Collaboration, Office Solutions Development, Enterprise Content Management, and Office Systems Deployment.

“Partners play a critical role in delivering solutions and applications to customers leveraging the Microsoft Office system,” said Jigish Avalani, managing director, Microsoft IW Partner Ecosystem. “The value of solutions competencies is that they enable Microsoft to deliver resources and training to partners meeting their customer needs. And for partners, the opportunity to highlight their expertise to customers is tremendous in the growing information worker solutions market.”

Custom Development Solutions Competency

The Custom Development Solutions competency is designed for partners that specialize in demand generation, technical and sales learning opportunities, and early adopter initiatives across Microsoft developer technologies, with an emphasis on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. These partners deliver focused value for specific communities of developer partners through Application Infrastructure Development, Smart Client Development and Web Development.

“Our developer partners enable us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Joe Marini, Director, Development Tools Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. “As the demand for applications built on the Microsoft platform continues to grow, there are more opportunities for providers of custom-developed applications than ever. The Custom Development Solutions Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, to enhance partners’ revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth.”

Data Management Solutions Competency

The Data Management Solutions Competency is designed for partners that have proven their competency in end-to-end data-management reporting and analysis solutions based on Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, and Microsoft Office System client tools. These partners have also proven expertise in implementing solutions focused on delivering migration tools and services, database- administration tools and services, and performance tools using SQL Server technology.

“Through the Data Management Solutions Competency we can assist our industry partners’ proficiency in helping them develop enterprise solutions that range from industry specific line of business applications to next generation Software + Services solutions and applications for the mobile workforce,” said Mark Jewett, director of SQL Server marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Only SQL Server 2008 provides dynamic development to accelerate time to solution, supports all data types, and provides pervasive business intelligence, accessible to everyone.”

SOA and Business Process Competency

The SOA and Business Process Competency is for systems integrators, solutions and services providers, and software developers with proven proficiency in implementing and deploying integrated, interoperable, and agile solutions that connect information, systems, people, and processes.

“Our SOA and Business Process partners deliver comprehensive solutions that drive the most critical parts of our customers’ businesses.,” said Dan Alling, Senior Product Manager of SOA and Business Process for Microsoft Corp. “Together with our partners, we can provide both a strong platform and end-to-end solutions that drives exceptional business value for our mutual customers.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

About Digital Management:

Digital Management is a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm focused on providing solutions that transform enterprise operations in government and business by dependably bridging the gap between business strategy and mission success. We see technology as an efficient, economical means to an end and are dedicated to crafting the solutions that result in increasingly interoperable, responsive, and cost-effective enterprises. Digital Management provides services and solutions in Strategic Business Transformation, Software Systems Modernization, Enterprise Information Management, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare IT. Digital Management is an SBA-certified, minority-owned, 8(a) small business.

Digital Management’s Microsoft Solutions Division provides Microsoft-based solutions in the areas of portals, enterprise content management, document management, search, data visualization, mobility, business intelligence, business process management and infrastructure management.

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Andrew J. Musliner
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