Microsoft Certified ISVs Ring Up Strong Financials, Survey Reveals

August 26 2007

Do Microsoft-certified ISV partners have more fun?

Based on the findings of a Microsoft-sponsored survey, they have lots more fun than non-certified partners, for a very simple reason: they’re making more money. ISV Competency Partners—those that are Microsoft Certified or Gold Certified partners—outperform so-called Benchmark ISVs in seven of ten “key performance indicators,” according to the survey carried out by IDC, the Framingham, MA, research firm.

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