For Release 6 a.m. PDT, December
Microsoft Certifies Conamex International with
the Licensing Competency in the Microsoft Partner Program
Montreal, Quebec, Canada —
December 22, 2005 Conamex, today announced it has attained the
requirements for the Licensing Competency (SAM – Software
Asset Management specialization) status in the Microsoft Partner
Program, recognizing Conamex’s expertise and total impact
in the technology marketplace. Conamex has demonstrated expertise
with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’
“We are extremely pleased
to have attained the Licensing Competency status in the Microsoft
Partner Program. This follows the Information Worker Competency
and Small Business Community Specialist competencies and certifications
in the last few weeks in addition to the nomination of our CIO
Robert L’Esperance as a Top 5 finalist for the Technet Innovation
Awards. This next level allows us to clearly promote our expertise
and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said
Elisabeth Vanderveldt, VP Business Development.
Conamex is the first SAM partner
in the Montreal region. The growing importance of Software Asset
Management is clear. Corporations can not only achieve significant
savings and control on future purchases with SAM but also protect
their current assets, as well as assuring their investors and
the public that they are meeting the legal obligations of software
compliance as required under, for instance, as a component of
Sarbanes Oxley. We have clearly established our uniqueness in
the Quebec market with this competency. Conamex has now set the
stage for their Gold Certified Partner status, which will be officially
acknowledged in the next two weeks. “Customers are looking
for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business
demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone
that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic
technology plans. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help
differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft
technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution.
Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits,
formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services
that partners bring to the technology industry.
Competency: Licensing (SAM –
Software Asset Management)
Software asset management (SAM)
offers companies the ability to meet the legal obligations of
license compliance and the opportunity to reap financial rewards.
SAM protects businesses’ software investment by helping
them recognize the number and location of current software assets,
providing ways to more efficiently manage those assets, and plan
for future software acquisitions.
Software Asset Management Software
Asset Management (SAM) is gaining momentum industry wide as an
analyst-endorsed best practice. SAM helps customers significantly
reduce the total cost of software ownership and improve operational
efficiency. SAM can also support internal processes aimed at improving
organizational governance and operational transparency.
SAM solutions partners have a solid understanding
of the types of licenses used by all major software vendors
as well as a detailed knowledge of Microsoft licensing programs.
They combine licensing skills with strong diplomatic skills
to help customers understand and address compliance issues,
and to help customers realize and experience the ongoing benefits
and efficiencies of Software Asset Management.
SAM solutions partners provide software asset and
license management services to organizations of all sizes from
small to very large enterprises. SAM consultancy includes:
o Reviewing policies and procedures.
o Using SAM tools.
o Performing license and software inventories.
o Matching deployments to licenses.
o Developing SAM plans.
About Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was
launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing
commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers
a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner
expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the
technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’
businesses be successful.
About Conamex International
Conamex International is a Microsoft
centric and award winning software development firm that provides
strategic consulting, deployment & management of technology
products and services. We "partner" with our clients,
providing the knowledge, expertise & experience to bring innovative
& cost effective solutions to assist them in making informed
decisions while mitigating risk & maximizing their return
on investment, ensuring gains in operational efficiency &
performance. Conamex specializes in business financial & process
automation based on MS server, desktop & Office products,
with certifications in areas such as network infrastructure, messaging,
databases and security, using VB, VBA and .Net (C#, VB) technology
as our development platforms.
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