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Direct Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Rand Group named FY17 US SMB Champion

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - October 19, 2016) - Rand Group has been named to the US SMB Champions Club by the Microsoft Partner Network.

The Microsoft US SMB Champions Club is designed to help industry leading partners who are committed to advancing their cloud practice across the small and medium business segment in the United States.

The program enables partners with a strong focus on Microsoft's Cloud-First, Mobile-First strategy to concentrate more strategically on growth by offering various resources, benefits and additional support. Partners in this program have the opportunity to accelerate their cloud programs by leveraging these tools, and to set their sights on both acquiring new cloud customers and transitioning existing customers to cloud solutions.

Partners who demonstrate their ability to meet and exceed sales goals for Microsoft Cloud Services are eligible for participation in the program. It's through the hard work and dedication of Rand Group's Cloud Services team that the firm has accomplished this goal for the first time. Coupling their inclusion into the US SMB Champions Club for 2017 with their recently acquired Gold Cloud Platform Competency, Rand Group continues to show their commitment to Microsoft's cloud business.

"We aren't just dabbling in the cloud space, we're committing to it," says Lorenzo Fife, Director, Infrastructure for Rand Group, "while we still heavily support clients utilizing technology in any manner of deployment, we're focused on remaining at the forefront of Microsoft's Cloud and all the advantages that come with it. The benefits we get from being a US SMB Champion for 2017 will enable us to better serve our client base and extend the cloud offering even further."

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations with training, resources and support geared toward providing their customers with highly successful outcomes based on collective experience. The exclusive Microsoft's US SMB Champions Club program is aimed at partners who have proven successes in delivering Microsoft solutions to small and medium businesses in the U.S., as well as showing commitment to advancing their cloud business practice.

About Rand Group

Established in 2003, Rand Group is a member of Microsoft's Inner Circle, which recognizes the company as among the top 1% global experts in Microsoft Dynamics. As a complete front to back technology enablement solution provider, Rand Groups helps clients succeed through the use of secure, stable infrastructure, transaction processing systems and management analytics, as well as all aspects of web presence, including digital marketing. Headquartered in Texas, with two offices in Houston, and another in Vancouver, Rand Group has repeatedly appeared in Accounting Today's Top 100 VAR listing, ranking #28 in 2016.

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