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Data8 Achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

Data8 demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Chester, England (October, 2015) Data8 today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft’ Corp customers’ evolving needs. The Gold Competency distinguishes Data8 within the top 1% of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, which is made up of 640,000 partners worldwide.

Data8 have held the Silver Application Development competency for 8 years and the progression to Gold demonstrates Data8’s commitment to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, to ensure it can meet the evolving needs of customers.

“Becoming a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency partner showcases our expertise and our commitment to today’s technology market. It also demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products, which enables us to be technology advisors for our customer’s, able to meet their business demands.”

Mark Carrington- Chief Technologist, Data8

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency. Data8 submitted customer references that demonstrate successful projects and implemented a yearly customer satisfaction study.

 “By achieving a gold competency, Data8 have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,”

Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.

“These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through the development and deployment of commercial or custom applications, built using core Microsoft technologies such as:

  • Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems
  • Windows Azure platform
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system,
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models.


Gold Partners gain access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency.  Data8 can help customers to be more productive and profitable through the deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

About Data8

Data8 believes that prioritising customer success is the key to every successful business. This philosophy has underpinned Data8’s services since the beginning, and has enabled the company to become the leading data quality and data management solutions provider.

The services provided include real-time data validation, comprehensive data cleansing, B2B and B2C data supply, data management, analytics, and data visualisation enabling a Single Customer View. Data8 enables customers to completely trust their data and through its effective management, transform their business.

Data8’s commitment to customer success and product development has enabled the growth in its client base to include both small and large enterprises world-wide.


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