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Allied Worldwide Announces its Membership in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading provider of Infrastructure Solutions and technology consulting, Allied Worldwide has become a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. This latest, high-level achievement follows last year's award of Certified Partner status by Microsoft.

The Gold Partner status has been achieved as a result of Allied Worldwide's proven competence in designing and deploying large enterprise engagements based on leading edge Microsoft platforms such as Active Directory, Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003. Allied Worldwide's Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership competencies in Advanced Infrastructure and Networking Infrastructure Solutions, make the company one of the few organisations in the United Kingdom with both of these achievements. It also takes into account the large number of qualified Microsoft Professionals who form a major part of the Allied Worldwide team. In addition, the award draws on the implementation testimonials provided by numerous Allied Worldwide customers across Europe.

"Allied Worldwide is delighted and enthusiastic with our new status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner," said Richard Skellett, President & CEO of Allied Worldwide. "Being a member of this select program gives us early access to product information as we design deployment plans for our customers upgrading their infrastructure systems to the latest Microsoft technology. In addition, enhancements like new peer-networking opportunities will allow us to expand the types of solutions and services we can offer to our customers."

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program offers Allied Worldwide a variety of resources including training, technical support, early access to Microsoft products and peer-networking opportunities that allow a variety of partners to come together and provide end-to-end customer solutions.

Natalie Johnston, Group Manager, Partner Development and Marketing at Microsoft, said: "Customers are looking for partners that can help them bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise as well as direct training and support from Microsoft fit the bill. They can ensure that the customers have a great experience with our technologies. As a Microsoft Gold partner, Allied Worldwide can offer its customers the reassurance of a truly professional organisation with the backing of Microsoft's resources."

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About Allied Worldwide

Allied Worldwide's capabilities include managed services in security, help desk, training, technology consulting, network integration and support. The company's customer base of FTSE 1000 and middle market companies represents a wide variety of industries, including media and entertainment, hi-technology, communications, manufacturing, education and automotive. Headquartered in High Wycombe in the UK, Allied Worldwide Limited is a fast growing, privately held technology services firm. The company's website is

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