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ettain group, Inc. achieves Microsoft's Gold Certification Status

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan.1, 2012 – ettain group, Inc. today announced its successful achievement of Microsoft Gold Portals and Collaboration Competency in January of 2012.

In 2010 Microsoft did away with its long-standing “Certified” or “Gold Certified” partner designations, replacing them with the new “Gold” and “Silver” competencies which identify partners’ core capabilities and expertise in specific Microsoft business solution areas.

The criteria to qualify for the new competencies is much more comprehensive, requiring partners to pass technical exams and business assessments based upon the latest Microsoft product versions, acquire certifications, gather customer references per competency and, for Gold Competencies, maintain a customer satisfaction index.

There are more than 400,000 Microsoft partners worldwide that are eligible to attain these new competencies. Of these, fewer than 7% have achieved a Gold Competency.

"Achieving the Microsoft Gold Portals and Collaboration Competency is an important milestone for our Technology Consulting Group. It reinforces our company’s capabilities and the expertise that we provide our clients. Microsoft has been and will continue to be one of our strategic partners, a long-lasting relationship that positions us as a leading software solutions provider in our markets," said Dan Royle, Vice President of Operations for ettain group.

About ettain group, Inc.
ettain group, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a privately-held, award-winning staffing and consulting company that delivers top talent and solutions to accelerate client success. 

With offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, ettain group has experienced consultants in 19 states across North America who provide unique information technology experience in healthcare, financial services, retail and emerging industries. 

ettain group is a trusted partner that provides access to talent, expertise and methodology - with a custom feel.  Experienced project leadership teams, a RAPID™ qualification process and quality assurance methodology unite to deliver solutions that accelerate success.

From discovery to execution, ettain group helps design, develop and deliver critical technology and business initiatives for a broad range of clients.  Whether ettain group is providing individual contract resources, deploying and managing a project team or delivering a technology solution, a sharp focus remains on what success means for each client.  With more than 15 years of experience, ettain delivers the best technology, people and solutions in the industry.  An unwavering emphasis on quality and customer service positions ettain group to exceed expectations and help clients reach goals faster, smarter and with more flexibility.



George Harrington
Manager, Technology Consulting
(704) 731-8017

Eric Myers
Business Development Manager