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Utilize PLC Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Author: Hannah Collier

Utilize earns distinction through commitment to academic customers. Utilize PLC today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet the evolving needs of Microsoft academic customers in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorise them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

First established in 1997, it is our spirit of innovation and accountability that sets Utilize apart from other IT providers. These core values lie at the heart of everything we do, leading to the very highest standards and enabling us to maintain a financially stable business based on an outstanding reputation. Our vision is simple - to give every business the technology to succeed.

Robert Ward, Technology Services Director, said: “This Microsoft AEP authorisation proves our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products. We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector, commented: “By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market. This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorise and equip organisations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

In December 2018, Utilize announced further evidence of its commitment to staff training and development with the announcement that its total number of Microsoft Gold partner competencies had risen to 5.

For more information on the Microsoft AEP Program or any other aspect of our technical competencies, please contact Robert Ward, Technology Services Director on 0333 006 9060 or at robert.ward@utilize.co.uk.

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