Strategic Thought attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program.


Strategic Thought Group, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in innovative Microsoft based business solutions in enterprise risk management (ERM) and retail services. As a Gold Certified Partner Strategic Thought has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.


Strategic Thought is a technology and services company specialising in critical application integration and the provision of enterprise risk management software. The company was founded in 1987 in the UK and opened offices in the US in 2004. Customers include many of the world’s leading organisations in retail, finance, oil and gas, aerospace, defence, construction, telco, transport and government agencies in the UK, Europe and US.


David Woolner, Strategic Thought’s recently appointed Sales Director said, “This marks a turning point for the company in driving its value propositions throughout international markets. With some of the world’s most respected companies already forming our core customer base we now aim to expand the value we offer to an even wider global market. This new relationship with Microsoft will allow us to re-enforce our goal of being at the forefront of enterprise risk management (ERM), integration and the presentation of corporate knowledge.”


“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognises Strategic Thought as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”


The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide.