Microsoft Authorized Education Partner


On 19 July 2017, DataDIGEST officially became a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating our ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP 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.

By becoming AEPs, 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.”

What does this mean for you? According to David de Villiers, CEO of DataDIGEST “This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace, and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products, we hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

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