Distinction for NETprotocol as authorised education reseller

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News Article
8 June 2015

NETprotocol, specialist IT consultants to the Education sector, today announced they have become a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AER program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Currently celebrating their 15th year of business, NETprotocol provide IT Consultancy and Services primarily to the Legal and Education markets and are fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of certification for the technologies they endorse. The business has carefully selected a range of enterprise class technology partners, striving to offer an unrivalled range of IT solutions which provide flexibility to their clients ranging from SMB organisations to 2000+ user academies and law firms.

“This Microsoft AER authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Mike Batters, Technical Director at NETprotocol. “We hope to accelerate the success of our academic clients by providing a far superior level of expertise and technical ability than is possible to find elsewhere in the UK.”

“By becoming AERs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AER Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.