Microsoft Announces First Small Business Specialist in
New designation distinguishes Cenoba Technology Solutions,
Inc. as expert in small-business solutions and services.
Mass. — August
1, 2005 — Microsoft
Corp. today announced Cenoba Technology Solutions, Inc.
has become the first Small Business Specialist
in Massachusetts. To attain this new designation, Cenoba Technology Solutions,
Inc. has demonstrated expertise in planning and building solutions for
small businesses. As part of the Small Business Specialist
Community, Cenoba Technology
Solutions, Inc. will receive a rich set of benefits from Microsoft, including
access to training specifically designed for the small-business industry,
small-business marketing materials for reuse, special partner offers,
and the ability to use
the Small Business Specialist logo in marketing materials, which can
help give the company a competitive advantage in the
Small Business Specialist Community, available as a competency-like
designation as part of the
Microsoft® Partner Program, was developed
in response to input from customers and partners that expressed a need
to build easier
that enable small-business customers to quickly and easily identify
technology partners best suited to support them.
Small businesses are looking for partner companies that understand their unique
business needs,” said Brian Neirby, New England Area General Manager, Microsoft
Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partner Group. “With resources like
the Small Business Specialist Community and the partner locator tool on the Microsoft
Small Business Center Web site, it will be much easier for Massachusetts’ small
businesses to identify local partners that are best able to address
their specific needs. We are confident this offering will help Cenoba
Inc. reach its full potential by creating more visibility, opportunity
and demand in the local small-business segment.”
Cenoba Technology Solutions, Inc. is extremely pleased with our status as a new
Small Business Specialist,” said Al Ehsassi, President. “This special
designation allows Cenoba Technology Solutions, Inc. to effectively present ourselves
to customers as having proven expertise in delivering high-value, strategic solutions
for small businesses. For Massachusetts’ customers, Small Business
Specialist status provides Cenoba Technology Solutions, Inc. with
preferred access to
new products, services and programs from Microsoft, which can extend
the value we
bring to our client relationships.”
one of the requirements for attaining Small Business
Specialist status, Cenoba Technology Solutions, Inc.
had to pass Microsoft’s Small Business Sales
and Marketing Skills Assessment, designed to test the company’s knowledge
of the dynamics and dependencies of the small-business market, as well as the
value to small business of several software solutions, including Windows® XP
Professional, Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. In
addition, at least one individual in the company had to pass a certification
exam that measures the ability to design and implement solutions for the small
and medium-sized business by using Windows Small Business Server 2003 and the
Windows Server System™.
The Small Business Specialist Community was announced
earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner
Conference 2005. To enroll,
can go to https://partner.microsoft.com/smallbizspecreadiness.
To find a Small Business Specialist in your area, visit http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/partner/vendorsearch.mspx.
in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the
worldwide leader in software, services and solutions
that help people and businesses
their full potential.