Smartronix named Microsoft Federal Rising Partner of the Year

Reston, VA – 6 September 2013 - Smartronix, a leading information technology (IT) solutions provider and Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, announced it has been named the Microsoft 2013 Federal Rising Star Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year awards highlight and recognize excellence and achievement in Microsoft partners who produced exceptional results for their customers, with a focus on driving innovation in the public sector. Specifically, Smartronix was recognized for innovative delivery of Cloud-enabled Microsoft solutions for Enterprise communications and collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server, Forefront, and Systems Center.

The award was conferred during the 2013 Microsoft Public Sector Industry Solution University (ISU) yearly event, where Microsoft's Public Sector Executive Team was onsite to congratulate Smartronix for its achievements.

"Our partners work hand-in-hand with us to extend the missions of our public sector customers," said Vince Menzione, General Manager of Microsoft's Public Sector Partner program. "This achievement recognizes Smartronix' exemplary commitment to Microsoft and to delivering solutions for the Federal Government."

This recognition gives a nod to Smartronix' landmark use of Microsoft technologies in support of two of its largest Federal clients: The Department of the Treasury and The Recovery Accountability & Transparency Board. The Treasury Community Cloud and the Recovery Transparency Cloud solutions are shared services platforms that enable bureaus and offices to rapidly consume a wide variety of application services, thus dramatically lowering the incremental cost of hosting applications.

"We see our partnership with Microsoft as highly strategic and are committed to delivering innovative solutions built on Microsoft technologies that create value for our public sector customers," said Joe Gerczak, Smartronix Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Tools such as Microsoft SharePoint provide a robust platform for us to successfully build repeatable solutions that create greater operational effectiveness and ultimately drive the cost of Government down."