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GER recognized as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner


Global Emergency Resources Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning Microsoft Competencies In Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions.
AUGUSTA, Georgia— October 2, 2006 — Global Emergency Resources (GER), today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing GER’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner, GER has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven its ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training, and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

GER is a leader in web-based status tracking and management with proven expertise and experience in Health Care, Information Technology, Aviation, Emergency Operations, Security, Safety, Public Health, Business Continuity, Training, and Drills and Exercises.

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This certification allows us to more clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Stan Kuzia, President and CEO. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for our customers.

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone 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,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Global Emergency Resources as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, GER had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their competency in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.

“We place tremendous value on our partners, who help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003.”

The Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.

“Solutions Competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers with their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Solutions Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
Global Emergency Resources is a developer and provider of innovative and easy to use solutions for today’s rapidly changing world. We are committed to improving the readiness and availability of critical business resources and key personnel. We are prepared to help communities, government agencies, and independent companies succeed in protecting, deploying, and recovering their most vital assets during any threat or disaster scenario.
The company’s flagship product HC Standard™ is designed to bridge the gap between the Public Health and Hospital disciplines in order to achieve a truly interactive community-based solution for responding to all-hazard threats on any scale. To schedule a real-time, online demonstration interested parties may contact one of the GER’s professional sales representatives at the information listed below.
For more information please contact:

Phone: 1-706-869-6911
Toll Free: 1-866-404-6911
Mailing Address:
2910-B Professional Parkway
Augusta, GA 30907


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