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RCG Global Services continues Microsoft Gold Partner status for 7th year in a row

| January 15, 2013

Edison, NJ, January 15, 2013 — 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% 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.

RCG Global Services has a rich history of providing professional services to the Global 1000 marketplace since 1974 and has provided outsourced services from our wholly‐owned Offshore Delivery Centers in Manila since 1997. RCG has been selected as a Global Services 100 company each year since 2009.

“These Microsoft competencies showcase our expertise and commitment in today’s technology market and demonstrate our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” 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.”

“I am especially proud that we have achieved the Gold Mobility Competency,” said Dr. McGonegal, Managing Director, RCG IT Philippines. “We are seeing an increasing demand from our clients for a mobility component in their applications, and this competency allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft in this technology area.”

“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.

Attaining the Software Development competency demonstrates partner expertise in creating customized application solutions based on Microsoft technologies with tools such as the Visual Studio 2010 development system. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners help customers create the best path from ideas to business impact.

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 39-year history of providing professional services to the Global 1000 marketplace. Our industry expertise allows us to engage business executives in discussions about specific business initiatives. Our repeatable blueprint to affect business change typically involves the application of technology. Our technology design and implementation follows a rigorous predictable approach that ensures a customized solution tailored to the client. We are committed to helping our clients define and realize ideas and are CMM certified enterprise-wide. Our practices include Business Consulting, Business Intelligence, Development Services, and Outsourcing (QA and Software Testing, Application Management and Business Process Outsourcing). RCG serves 250 clients and 25 of the Fortune 100 across a range of markets, with special focus on the Insurance, Retail, Healthcare, Entertainment/Hospitality, and Energy/Utilities industries. RCG is based in Edison, New Jersey, with 12 offices nationwide, and an Offshore Delivery Center in the Philippines that is assessed at SSW-CMMI® Level 5 and is ISO 27002 certified. RCG has been included in the Global Services 100 every year since 2009.