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Cerium Networks, Inc. Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency
Jan 13, 2012 (12:01 PM EST)

CERIUM NETWORKS, INC. Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Excellence

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerium Networks, Inc., a leading integrator of unified communications announced today it has achieved both Gold Communications and Silver Messaging Competencies with Microsoft, specializing in Lync and Exchange solutions.


With successful completion of these programs, Cerium Networks has proven the ability to provide valuable consulting, implementation and support services for customers considering Microsoft Lync and Exchange for their communication needs.  Cerium Networks met the standards of the Microsoft Communications and Messaging Competency programs after successful completion of multiple exam requirements, along with verified customer references. Meeting these requirements ensures Cerium possesses the expertise and experience necessary to leverage Microsoft UC solutions in fulfilling customer requirements.

"Achieving Microsoft Gold Communications and Silver Messaging Competencies further demonstrates our commitment to serving the needs of our customers who rely on Microsoft-based solutions," said Roger Junkermier, President of Cerium Networks.  "We are committed to helping our customers by providing unparalleled technology expertise to support today's business initiatives."

"The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today's business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided  with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to  help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today's competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties."

The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. 

About Cerium Networks

Cerium Networks, Inc. is a Washington corporation with its headquarters in Spokane. The company began operations in October of 2000. Today the company employs approximately 100 technology professionals located in one of its seven offices throughout the Northwest:  Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

The company's core business is the design, implementation and support of unified communication solutions; IP telephony, unified messaging, contact center, wireless, network security, virtualization and video teleconferencing. Cerium is able to deliver "best in class" end-to-end solutions because of its unique set of strategic alliances with leading manufacturers:  Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, RSA, EMC, VMware and Zeacom. Cerium maintains the highest levels of certifications within each manufacturer to ensure design, implementation, and support integrity.  

For more information:

Michelle Rice, Cerium Networks, Inc, (509) 536-8659,



SOURCE Cerium Networks, Inc.