There are more than 650,000 Microsoft partners worldwide, but only 30,000 (5%) can differentiate themselves in the marketplace as possessing the high degree of proficiency that comes with attaining a Microsoft silver competency. In addition to this differentiation, according to IDC, partners with competencies earn more revenue.* And competencies are meaningful to potential customers. Richard Losciale, president of Premier Knowledge Solutions says, “...[Our] multiple silver competencies...make us ‘real-world’ relevant to our customers and other partners.” Bill Breslin, vice president of Insource Technology adds, “A silver competency represents a threshold of [expertise] that my prospects and clients are demanding.” A Microsoft silver competency, with substantial core and competency-specific benefits, sets your business apart and helps you more effectively turn customer interest into sales. Find out which competencies best suit your business and discover the value of the Microsoft Partner Network.