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IDS Achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

IDS, a pioneer in cloud healthcare IT services, today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

IDS is a cloud technology firm providing highly secure workflows, interoperability and tools for automating the creation, distribution, authentication and management of healthcare information. It is known for its powerful SaaS platform, AbbaDox, and its integrated reporting and speech recognition application, Voice2Dox, and specializes in complex operational workflows for radiology, teleradiology and other clinical specialties.

“This Microsoft Gold Application Development competency strengthens our development team’s knowledge of Microsoft products and lends credibility,” said CEO Yaniv Dagan. “In addition to advancing the capabilities of our staff, our membership in the Microsoft Partner Network opens the gateway to an elite community of experts. This strong knowledge base helps us build and deliver superior technology solutions.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, SQL Server 2012, the virtualization platform Hyper-V, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and other emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

For more information visit www.idssite.com.

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