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Inetium Becomes a Microsoft NSI

Microsoft's elite group of 50 managed partners in the U.S. National System Integrator (NSI) program got a new member this month: Inetium of Bloomington, Minn.

Inetium is a 90-person Microsoft Gold Certified partner with a second office in Omaha, Neb., and national reach. The ten-year-old firm offers consulting practices in business productivity, customer relationship management, custom application development, Web strategies, infrastructure and real estate technology solutions. The firm was acquired in 2006 by the Pohlad family, which also owns the Minnesota Twins and picked up Minneapolis-based unified communications firm Avtex LLC in March.

Inetium received the managed NSI status on June 30 and announced the milestone in mid-July. Keith Rachey, president and chief operating officer for Inetium, said in a statement that the new level of engagement with Microsoft will translate to a boon for his customers: "The NSI partner status will ensure that we have even better access and alignment with Microsoft to continue to provide our customers the best that Microsoft offers."

Microsoft is always on the lookout for new partners to add to its NSI group, according to Greg Urquhart, general manager of National SI & ISV Partners at Microsoft. "We continue to recruit, grow and align with the most influential and impactful partners in order to stimulate growth for Microsoft and our partners while delivering an exceptional customer experience," Urquhart said in a statement.

Being managed by the Microsoft NSI Team brings more overall strategic planning, greater alignment and engagement of Microsoft field resources and more collaborative marketing efforts, according to the two companies.

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 17, 2008 at 11:58 AM