Leading mining software company Gemcom has earned Microsoft competencies in networking infrastructure solutions and ISV/software solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner, Gemcom has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft-based technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a set of benefits, including access, training and support, helping to give them a competitive advantage in the channel.

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Gemcom had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Gemcom has attained two Microsoft Competencies: Networking Infrastructure Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions, which are detailed below. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a technology partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft-based 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.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognises the skill and focus technology partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft-based technologies.

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