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RCG Awarded Microsoft Gold Partner Status For 8th Year In A Row

| January 21, 2014

Software Development and Gold Mobility competencies

Edison, NJ, January 21, 2014 — RCG Global Services today announced it has attained Gold Software Development and Gold Mobility competencies, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. A portfolio of competencies showcases that RCG Global Services is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of customers because of market changes.

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise and, for gold competencies, designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

“These Microsoft competencies showcase our strong portfolio of Microsoft offerings, and allows RCG to better serve a growing number of global clients who depend on Microsoft solutions to improve business performance,” said Robert Simplot, CEO of RCG Global Services. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“The Gold Mobility Competency represents a milestone in extending our critical mass in both our Microsoft Services offering, as well as our Mobile offering,” said Dr. McGonegal, Managing Director, RCG IT Philippines. “As our customers turn to RCG to provide an enhanced range and depth of capabilities around Microsoft solutions and look for ways to enable capabilities through Mobile channels, this additional level of commitment and investment will truly differentiate RCG in the market”

“By achieving a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate deep expertise and consistent capability on the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners show true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future.”

All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily. Attaining the Microsoft Mobility competency demonstrates partner expertise in delivering best-in-class business productivity solutions for enterprise, medium and small-business needs. Backed by the power of Windows Phone and the training and support resources of Microsoft, partners can deliver richer, more powerful mobile solutions that extend best-in-class business productivity beyond the office, through seamless integration with customers’ current IT infrastructures and access to familiar Microsoft technologies.

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.


About RCG Global Services®: RCG Global Services has a rich four-decade history of providing professional services to the Global 1000 marketplace. Practices include Business Consulting, Business Intelligence, Development Services, and Outsourcing (QA and Software Testing and Application Management). RCG serves 250 clients and 25 of the Fortune 100 across a range of markets, with special focus on Insurance, Retail, Healthcare, and Entertainment/Hospitality. RCG is based in Edison, New Jersey, with 12 offices nationwide, and an Offshore Delivery Center in the Philippines. RCG has been selected as a Global Services 100 company each year since 2009. In addition to the Global 100, RCG was certified as CMMi5 in 2003 and was certified as both ISO 27001 and PCI compliant in 2013.