Salmon Limited (“Salmon”), a highly innovative global systems integrator and specialist in delivering complex web based I.T. solutions, has today announced it has achieved Gold Partner Certified status in Microsoft’s partnership programme.

Salmon’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Hoskin said, “We are delighted to reach this key milestone in our relationship with Microsoft. In just twelve months, the Microsoft practice has grown and matured, and now fully complements our approach to offering our customers technology choice, and a clear link between I.T. investment and the delivery of measurable business value”.

“In retail, for instance, we believe Microsoft based solutions can help businesses appeal to more customers while cutting costs and enhancing operations. In insurance we are already helping businesses increase revenue by improving customer satisfaction and employee productivity while reducing overall operational costs,” continued Hoskin.

Microsoft’s Gold Certified Status recognises both Salmon’s technical expertise and the impact the company has made in solution development leveraging core areas of the Microsoft product portfolio; notably Security, Service Orientated Architecture (SOA), Business Process Integration and Information Worker solutions. Salmon’s partnership with Microsoft was established in October 2007.
Andrew Smith, the Head of Salmon’s Microsoft Practice continues, “There is strong demand for an innovative systems integrator with a deep understanding of the Microsoft technology portfolio and experience of delivering enterprise solutions. Salmon’s pedigree in areas such as eCommerce, portals, content management, enterprise application integration and business process integration, and our commitment to Microsoft, represents a winning combination for businesses in retail, insurance and finance.”

To support each services stream and practice, Salmon has identified leading technology vendors and business partners with whom it has formed accredited relationships and relationships. Salmon is also a Premier IBM Business Partner.

As well as developing enterprise class solutions, Salmon offers a complete range of Application Management & Support (AMS) Services.

About Salmon

Salmon is a highly innovative global systems integrator whose commitment to on-time, on-budget projects is increasingly embraced by the leading names in retail, insurance and financial services markets. Since 1989, leading brands have been turning to Salmon for its ability to build, integrate and support business-led systems that add measurable competitive value to their day-to-day operations – and to their bottom line. Salmon quickly understands business needs, creates realistic development schedules, and efficiently delivers solutions to plan; based around an ethos that marries a depth and breadth of development skills, with a management process that removes virtually all risk from successful project roll-outs. Customers include Argos, Ann Summers, Bristol & West, Halfords, ICI Paints and Swiss Re.

Salmon is headquartered in Watford, Hertfordshire and has offices in the US, China and Australia. For more details about Salmon visit http://www.salmon.com.

About the Microsoft Partner Program

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of its partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognises partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers value to help partners’ businesses be successful. Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Press Relations

Kelly Ohlmus
Marketing & PR Manager
Salmon Limited
64 Clarendon Road
Watford
Herts, WD17 1DA

Tel: 01923 320000
Mob: 07786 477870
Fax: 01923 320023
Email: kohlmus@salmon.com
Web: http://www.salmon.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 16th October 2008