iLink Systems is now a preferred vendor to Microsoft Corporation

iLink Systems is now a preferred vendor to Microsoft Corporation.

iLink Systems announced that it has attained the preferred vendor status in the Microsoft Vendor Program (MSVP).

Bellevue, WA, Sept 27, 2006 – iLink Systems, Inc a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise software solutions, announces its recognition as a Preferred Vendor to Microsoft. According to Microsoft “Only vendors who are the best in providing their category are included. To be part of the program, vendors must meet several criteria that include maintaining a high level of performance (that is, quality of goods and service)”. Vendors are subject to a continuous evaluation and feedback process on three important areas – Cost, Quality and Delivery. Areas of evaluation include: quality, value, service, innovation, delivery, organizational health and supply chain management.

iLink has been a Microsoft-based service and solutions provider since its inception in 2001. iLink has proven expertise in business consulting, business intelligence, enterprise application integration, creative services, e-marketing and application maintenance. iLink focuses on delivering these solutions in the following verticals – Healthcare, Real Estate, Insurance, Government, Non-profit and Online Retail, and has shown commendable expertise through their elite client list in each of these verticals.

The iLink Systems team now has the unique opportunity to work with the different teams in Microsoft including Microsoft Research, Vista and WinFx evangelists group and other groups, and provide its services and expertise as well as learn while collaborating with these teams.

“We are excited to be a vendor to Microsoft and provide them with our high quality services” said Vishwenath Kizhapandal, Chief Operations Officer of iLink Systems. He added that “iLink resources have already helped different Microsoft teams in the past. Particularly, the work we have done with WPF for several Microsoft enterprise accounts has helped iLink stay on the cutting edge of the different emerging concepts and technologies from Microsoft such as Vista, WinFx, SharePoint Server 2007, and SQL Server 2005. This has also created a ripple effect where we are well positioned to help our other enterprise accounts adopt these technologies in the best possible way.”

About iLink Systems

iLink Systems is an end to end software solutions provider with core capabilities in enterprise application development and integration, business analysis, eMarketing, creative services, and application maintenance and support. iLink focuses on providing software development solutions to the healthcare, real estate, non-profit and online retail verticals. iLink has served clients like HP, Hitachi, and As a Microsoft ISV Gold Partner, iLink is positioned among the top Microsoft based solution providers. iLink operates from its offices in Seattle WA, Fairfax VA and Chennai, India.

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  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

  • ambujbigAmbuj Parihar
    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


  • leadership-page-piyushprakash Piyush Prakash
    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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