NWN Carousel earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

Exeter, Rhode Island, July 26, 2013NWN Carousel today 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.

The AER program is 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.

Carousel’s staff includes: MCSA, MCP, MCSE, Microsoft Exchange and Lync certified engineers and architects. They bring a diverse skill set and perspectives to each project to make sure they understand the business need and have the ability to execute projects that keep their customers at the cutting edge of technology without all the pain.

“This Microsoft AER authorization shows our continued commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products and services,” said Ed Wadbrook, Vice President of Applications and Collaboration. “As a Microsoft Gold Communications partner, we plan to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors which can design, deploy and integrate solutions to meet their IT requirements.”

“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 Carousel

NWN Carousel consults, integrates and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth.  This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 25% – 40% per year with 2012 revenues of $355 million. Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit https://nwncarousel.com

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