Norcross firm becomes partner with Microsoft

NORCROSS - In the world of systems integration and computer technology, you might just say that Microsoft got upgraded.

That's because local information technology consulting firm ThoughtBridge recently became one of the software powerhouse's leading nationwide partners.

With ThoughtBridge's inclusion to Microsoft's national systems integrator program, the technology outfit becomes part of an elite group that consists of the software giant's 50 top partners nationwide.

"We're honored to be placed into the upper echelon of Microsoft's partners," said ThoughtBridge President Jim Straub. "We've consistently demonstrated to Microsoft our ability to win customers, influence licensing revenue and serve as a strong partner on account activities."

ThoughtBridge's consulting activities focus on Microsoft technologies that allows clients to visualize, organize and manage corporate information by implementing solutions based on Microsoft offerings like SharePoint, Office Communicator, .NET and Business Intelligence.

SharePoint is an integrated suite of server capabilities that help companies improve their organizational effectiveness. Coupled with Business Intelligence, the infrastructure allows decision-makers within an organization the ability to access information anytime, anywhere, on a desktop computer or via the Web.

Similarly, Office Communicator is a product that allows people to communicate more easily with other people in different locations or time zones using instant messaging, voice and video. It can also work in conjunction with the Microsoft Office suite of products like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft's National Systems Integrator Program was established so selected partners can elevate marketing and delivery strategies across multiple geographic and product segments. Firms selected must invest the resources required to achieve specific goals and must also undergo an annual review process. These partners have also previously demonstrated that they can meet specific revenue requirements and partnership criteria.

Because of ThoughtBridge's work with Microsoft's SharePoint and .NET, the firm also recently earned three Microsoft Southeast area awards in the categories for "Greater Southeast Partners" and for "Influence Revenue Hero."

Straub went on to say that the award depicts the company's commitment to delivering business value to its clients by utilizing Microsoft applications and solutions.

"We look forward to benefiting from our deepened national relationship with Microsoft," Straub said.

ThoughtBridge was acquired by Norcross-based OHC in August. OHC is the $220 million parent company of global IT providers Canvas Systems, Corus Group, IT Financial Solutions and ThoughtBridge.

For more information on ThoughtBridge, visit www.thoughtbc.com.