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GDC Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Gold Partner for Academic Customers

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – January 06, 2015

Global Data Consultants, LLC (GDC), announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AER programs are designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing; authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses; and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

“This Microsoft AER authorization shows our commitment to the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products. We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ success by serving as a technology partner with a full suite of IT services and products to respond to their IT requirements,” said Mike Coons, VP of Business Development. “Whether our clients need hardware, software or a Microsoft-based solution, we have the in-house talent and resources to deliver through the Microsoft Platform.”

“By becoming AERs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AER Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

About Global Data Consultants, LLC (GDC)

GDC empowers businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, GDC delivers services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, and business process consulting.

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