MCSPs Recognized for Excellence and Innovation

IntelliNet Coporation, Atlanta, Ga., has grown into a multimillion dollar company with a compound annual growth rate of 1,500 percent. IntelliNet’s explosive growth has been fueled by providing networking, messaging and Internet services exclusively for Microsoft BackOffice products. The company has influenced the sale of nearly 100,000 desktops, including BackOffice and NT Workstation licenses, in the past year alone and has created significant competitive wins over companies such as Lotus and Novell. To ensure the delivery of top-quality service, IntelliNet diligently works to manage customer expectations through customer “feedback loops.” At every step of the service delivery process, IntelliNet receives feedback to “true-up” expectations with the client. This series of checks and balances ensures each customer’s expectations are correctly established, managed and ultimately exceeded. Customers include BellSouth, SMI Steel Group, and Cox Communications.

Sequoia Diversified, Auburn Hills, Mich., is a systems integrator, software developer, consulting organization and Web developer. Sequoia’s company mission emphasizes customer satisfaction – it continually delivers more than its customers expect. Eighty percent of Sequoia’s current customers have been with the company since 1990 when it first began. Sequoia has established itself as a leader in Web development by hosting 42 Web sites. Nearly 95 percent of these sites were designed, developed and programmed by Sequoia Internet team members. All of these sites are hosted on Windows NT Server and IIS, utilizing Active Server Pages, Microsoft Access and SQL Server. Sequoia has designed and developed one of the most visible sites in Michigan, the Place Sports and Entertainment Web site. This site is the umbrella for seven additional sites, including the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Vipers, and Pine Knob Music Theater.

TBA Informatica LTDA, Vitoria, Brazil, has grown from three to 500 employees in six years. TBA specializes in the delivery of information technology services and sales of Microsoft products for the solution of corporate needs. Its scope of action ranges from basic and advanced training to consulting, technical support, system engineering, Internet and intranet Web technology implementation. Together, its technical staff holds as many as 600 Microsoft credentials, including 46 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, 12 Microsoft Certified Systems Developers, 70 Microsoft Certified Professionals, and 78 Microsoft Certified Trainers.

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Sam Jadallah will announce one of these three finalists as MCSP Partner of the Year on May 31, 1998 in New Orleans,, at an awards ceremony being held at Fusion 98, Microsoft’s annual worldwide business symposium for its MCSPs. Microsoft and industry leaders will select the award winners for all nine categories.

Microsoft will present a total of nine awards to its MCSPs. The other categories and finalists include:

  • Best Communication and Collaboration Solution. The finalists for this award are Hypermedia Systems Limited in Budapest, Hungary; TelSoft Consultants, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Michigan; and Ultimus Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Best Custom Application Development Solution. The finalists for this award are Daylight Software, Inc. in Durham, New Hampshire; MicroOffice Limited in Budapest, Hungary; and Systems Interface Inc. in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.

  • Best E-commerce Solution. The finalists for this award are Adroit Innovations Pte. Limited in Singapore; Lante Corporation in Chicago, Illinois; and Parian Development Group in Chicago,

  • Best Information Management Solution. The finalists for this award are Highlander Business Solutions in Toronto, Canada; Ibertech, Inc. in Hurst, Texas; and Micro Modeling Associates in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Best Infrastructure Solution. The finalists for this award are ASPECT Computing Pty. Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia; Forte Systems, Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania; and Matrix Technologies, Inc. in Pearl River, New York.

  • Best Small Business Solution. The finalists for this award are Breakwater Consulting, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Intranet Systems AS in Lysaker, Norway; and Micro Computer Solutions in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Excellence in ATEC Training. The finalists for this award are Boston University in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; Infotec in Santa Ana, California; and Integrated Computer Management in Roseland, New Jersey.

  • Best Business Solution by an Independent Software Vendor. The finalists for this award are Software Guaranty Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Platinum Software Corporation in Irvine, CA; and Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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