Sparkhound Wins Two Awards At 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

July 12, 2012

Baton Rouge, La. – Microsoft recently announced Sparkhound as the Microsoft Central Region’s 2012 “South Central Partner of the Year” during a ceremony at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada. Sparkhound also received the 2012 Central Region “Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction” Partner Award. “The global stage at WPC is ideally suited for recognizing this outstanding caliber of partners with Microsoft’s 2012 Field Partner Awards,” said Efrem Stringfellow, Microsoft’s Vice President of Corporate Accounts in the Central Region. “As a dedicated leader in the Central Region, Sparkhound is incredibly deserving of these awards. Sparkhound has a proven track record of consistent excellence in its service to commercial customers throughout the Central Region.” “We are honored and happy to win both of these awards – particularly the ‘Partner of the Year’ award by Microsoft,” said Sparkhound President and CEO Shawn Usher. “Both awards demonstrate our commitment to cultivating strong, quality relationships with our technology partners and clients.” The Partner of the Year Award recognizes a ‘stand out’ Area partner who has exhibited outstanding accomplishments during the fiscal year. Sparkhound was honored among the top Microsoft partners for providing outstanding solutions and services based upon Microsoft technologies, as well as fostering superior customer engagement in the Central Region. The Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction Award recognizes the partner that demonstrates outstanding customer loyalty through high customer satisfaction ratings and robust marketing and PR Engines. Microsoft presents Field Partner Awards in 14 categories with honorees selected from more than 200 organizations across the Central Region, which consists of 18 states (Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin). Other recent recognitions include:Sparkhound received Microsoft’s Central Region Partner Award in the “Compete to Win” category as part of Microsoft’s H1 Central Region Partner Awards program. The “Compete to Win” category recognizes key competitive wins achieved by partners who understand their customer’s business needs and consistently demonstrate value to their customers and Microsoft.Microsoft selected Sparkhound to join the Windows Azure Circle Program, an exclusive group of managed partners who support Microsoft’s Cloud platform.Sparkhound ranked on Lead411’s 2011 “Fastest-growing Tech Companies in the U.S.” Tech 200 list.Sparkhound ranked on CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 List, which recognizes the top technology integrators in North America.
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