iLink becomes one of the very few companies trained and certified by MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) to be “Services Ready” to deliver SharePoint based solutions.
Bellevue, WA, Apr 21, 2009. Today, iLink formally announced participation in Microsoft’s Services Ready program. Services Ready is a program that provides participating Microsoft Gold Certified Partners with access to pre-tested, repeatable offerings and best practices developed by Microsoft Services during early consulting engagements with Microsoft customers.
Services Ready provides partners with field-tested engagement tools, templates, guidelines and best practices. These resources scale to the size of engagement and provide a consistent framework to use throughout the sales, delivery and support stages. The net result is a collection of hands-on training tools that help partners reduce the financial investment associated with launching a new service offering.
"We consider this as another example of iLink's commitment to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers, and constantly striving to align with the current market condition. Today customers are under heavy cost pressure to get their business requirement fulfilled without having to invest into some of the underlying basic framework." said Piyush Prakash, Group Manager iLink Systems. "Services Ready provides a very well designed set of resources that eliminate need to develop the basic execution framework, and will therefore boost our capability to start solving customer’s business problem from the very first day."
"Services Ready is a critical program for growing Microsoft Services delivery capabilities in the marketplace. I am excited about iLink Systems becoming Services Ready for SharePoint and their ability to deliver high-quality solutions on the Microsoft platform" said Julie Nell, US Services Partner Lead, Microsoft Corp.
"Service Ready status in the Microsoft Partner Program demonstrates our strong relationship with Microsoft, and establishes iLink's commitment to deliver value to our customers. The training that we are receiving from Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) will help us to further enhance our SharePoint delivery capabilities" said Sridhar Mahadevan, CTO, iLink Systems.
iLink has been involved with SharePoint since pre-beta days and has delivered award winning solutions including Content management, Office Business Applications, Collaboration and Project Management, Social networking, Personal Sites, Enterprise Search, Business process management, Business Data Catalogue, Business Intelligence, etc. iLink's core Microsoft competencies are in Information Worker Solutions, SOA and Business Process, Data Management Solutions, Custom Development, Mobility Solutions, Interface solutions and HealthVault. iLink has a strong vertical focus, building both functional and technical expertise by delivering complex solutions for a select set of areas.
About iLink Systems, Inc:
iLink Systems is an ISO certified mid-size (200+ employees) software solutions provider offering Microsoft technology-based solutions to firms ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. iLink is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Preferred Vendor. Technologies implemented for its clients include .Net (including WPF, WCF, WF and Silverlight), Business Intelligence - SQL Server 2005 (with integration, analysis, reporting, OLAP, etc), SharePoint 2007, BPI - BizTalk (with WF, HL7 accelerator), Mobility, ASP.Net, AJAX, etc. iLink’s core competency lies in Information Worker Solutions, Business Process Integration, Data Management Solutions, Microsoft mobility solutions, and horizontal solutions around User Experience, QA & Testing and Web Marketing. Based out of Bellevue, WA, iLink also have offices in Austin TX, Fairfax VA, Atlanta GA and an off-shore software development center in India.
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Anandh Kumar K
iLink Systems, Inc