Custom Computer Specialists (“Custom”) announced today it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.
The AER program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.
Custom is committed to leveraging technology to better serve their customers, enabling them to stand out as a leader amongst their peers. Custom’s employees are life-long learners, certified in their areas of expertise with a passion for creating and delivering the latest technology. Together, their staff holds over 800 technical and professional certifications in such specializations as wireless, unified communications and virtualization. They have served over 3,500 schools since 1979 and continue to focus on better serving educators.
“This Microsoft AER authorization shows our commitment to the education IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Kyriakos Kaimis, Director of Technology “It is our mission to accelerate our education customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their IT needs.”
“By becoming AERs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”
The Microsoft AER Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.