IT Professional Services Accepted
into Microsoft Online Service Provider Program
For Immediate Release:
Ventura, CA July 28, 2009--IT Professional Services (ITPS), a Managed
Services Provider (MSP) and computer systems consultancy, announced
today that it has been accepted into the Microsoft Online Service
Provider and Forefront Online Security for Exchange programs.
ITPS is now also a Communications Sector Partner has been granted
permission to sell to Qualified Educational End User at a highly
discounted price. IT Professional Services and Microsoft
signed a Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) to seal the deal.
"Being accepted as a Microsoft Online Service Provider is an honor and
significant achievement," said Darryl Roberts, President of IT
Professional Services. "Being a member of the program gives
us the ability to offer services to our customers with a flexible cost
structure, pricing stability, and cash flow management."
The Microsoft Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) is
Microsoft's Software+Service (other wise know as Software as a
Service--SaaS) program that enables services providers to license
Microsoft products and services on a monthly basis. The program is
designed to emulate how service providers do business - providing
services on a monthly fee to their end-customers.
According to IT Professional Services' Darryl Roberts, "Being a SPLA
Service Provider now enables IT Professional Services to license
Microsoft software to our clients for a low monthly fee without the
large upfront investment many companies have to incur to license
"This program fits perfectly with the way we do business," Roberts
continued. "Business is moving to an all inclusive Managed
Care service where we provide all IT services to customers for one low
monthly fee. Instead of just our services, we are now
bundling software and hardware into our Managed Care service.
A few months ago, we bundled virus and spyware protection into our
top-of-the-line Managed Care service. Now instead of our
customers having to pay up front for a three-year license for a fixed
number of users for spam (junk mail) filtering, we can bundle in
Forefront Online Security for Exchange, pay monthly without a long-term
commitment or a huge up front cost, and be able to change the number of
users of the service any month."
Microsoft Online Services includes web-based productivity solutions for
individuals and Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs), including world
class, familiar Microsoft enterprise products such as Forefront Online
Security for Exchange (formerly known as Exchange Hosted Filtering),
Microsoft Exchange (enterprise-class e-mail, calendaring, contacts, and
real-time collaboration), Mobile e-mail, Windows SharePoint Services,
and Office Communications Server.
IT Professional Services has been a Microsoft Certified Partner since
1999, with competencies in network infrastructure and advanced
infrastructure solutions. Microsoft Certified Partners
provide an in-depth approach help companies select, implement, securing
and managing the right business technology when run in conjunction with
Microsoft products. To become certified, they must prove
expertise in Microsoft technology.
About It Professional Services
IT Professional Services serves its clients by providing a wide range
of mission critical
Information Technology solutions and services to small and medium
businesses in the central California coast. Through long-term
relationships, the company offers expertise, remote monitoring and
management, help desk, on-site service and repair, software and
hardware sales. ITPS makes your IT infrastructure secure,
reliable, and performance well so that your business can be successful
in today's marketplace. ITPS manages your computer systems so
you can manage your business. IT Professional Services is
privately-held and headquartered in Ventura, California. For more
information about the company, visit www.itprofessionalservices.net.
Phone number: (805) 650-6030
For more information:
Darryl Roberts, President
IT Professional Services