Carousel Industries Is Recognized as Microsoft Communications Gold Competency Partner

Carousel Industries Is Recognized as Microsoft Communications Gold Competency 
Gold Status Represents the Pinnacle of Microsoft Communications
Competency and Is Held by a Relatively Small Number of Microsoft
Partners Around the World 
EXETER, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  Carousel Industries, a
leader in managed services, mobility, unified communications and
visual communications, announced it has earned the Microsoft
Communications Gold Competency, demonstrating deep subject matter
expertise in Microsoft communications and collaboration solutions and
a commitment to investment in a Microsoft communications practice. 
To earn a Microsoft Communications Gold Competency, Microsoft
partners must complete a set of rigorous examinations to prove their
best-in-class technical expertise, submit customer references and
attain the highest customer satisfaction scores with customers that
participate in a satisfaction survey. To meet the competency staffing
requirements, Carousel also added new technical and sales staff
positions to expand its roster of Microsoft communications experts. 
Carousel accelerated quickly along the Microsoft Communications
Competency path, achieving competency in roughly three months. Gold
status, which represents the pinnacle of Microsoft Communications
Competency, is held by a relatively small number of Microsoft
partners around the world; Carousel met the requirements in record
time, having achieved Silver status less than 90 days prior. 
"This recognition by Microsoft is an important milestone in our
unified communications and collaboration practice," said Ed Wadbrook,
vice president, applications/collaboration solutions, Carousel
Industries. "Our Microsoft Communications Gold Competency reflects
not only our vast capabilities in this this area, but also
demonstrates our unrelenting commitment to help customers integrate
Microsoft communications solutions into their businesses." 
The Gold designation indicates that Carousel has integrated Microsoft
communications solutions -- such as Microsoft Lync -- as part of its
core business portfolio and that it has made the investment in highly
skilled talent to deliver the solutions. Unified communications
training and expertise has played a vital role in Carousel's ongoing
success in helping our clients deploy high impact collaborative
solutions that span both single-vendor or multi-vendor integrated
"By attaining Microsoft Communications Gold Competency, Carousel is
now even more proficient at meeting the professional services and
consulting needs of our customers," said James Marsh, senior vice
president, Carousel Industries. "This will be a catalyst to return to
existing customers to help them manage their communications and
collaboration environments, but it also provides the opportunity to
have conversations about other technology trends like BYOD management
and unified messaging." 
About Carousel
 Carousel Industries consults, integrates and manages
technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to
your organizations' growth. This includes unified communications,
managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video
conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.  
Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100.
Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of
the top technology integrators in the US and we've been listed in the
Inc. 500/5000 seven times. 
Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees
working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over
250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more
information visit 
Media Contact: 
Kelly Harman
Vice President, Marketing
Carousel Industries
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