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
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