Collaborations solutions provider SMART becomes Microsoft’s MTC Global Technology Partner

Telecom Lead India: SMART Technologies, a provider of
collaboration solutions, has been appointed as Global Technology Partner in the
Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliances Program, an initiative that
includes industry leaders in hardware, software and services.


As a member of Alliance program since 2010, SMART has
installed its products in 18 MTCs spread across the globe. With the new
recognition, SMART’s products will be installed in all 11 U.S. centers and 16
international centers including Microsoft’s technology centre in Hyderabad,


As part of this alliance with Microsoft, SMART offers after
sales support to all MTCs across the globe. SMART also offers extensive
trainings ranging from self-paced online courses to on-site training for
Microsoft customer so they may optimize their use of SMART products and


We are delighted to have SMART Technologies
become a Global Technology Partner to our MTCs worldwide,” says Chuck
McCann, director, and Worldwide MTC Alliance Program. SMART products have
enabled us to eliminate the need for extensive travel due to enhanced in-room
and remote collaboration when delivering customer engagements that span
multiple MTCs, thereby increasing the effectiveness of our offerings. A
positive reception from both customers and staff has prompted us to work with
SMART to expand their presence within the MTC program.”


provide business customers with access to innovative technology products and
industry expertise and offer strategy briefings, architecture design sessions
and proof-of-concept workshops to help them determine which solutions will best
meet their needs. Some of the SMART products selected for this program include
SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART Board interactive displays, SMART
Podium interactive pen displays, SMART Meeting Pro software and Bridgit
conferencing software.


naming SMART an MTC Global Technology Partner, Microsoft is recognizing that
together, SMART and Microsoft are bringing superior collaboration solutions to
business customers,” says Linda Thomas, vice president, Products, SMART
Technologies, in a statement.


As SMART products continue to be added to MTCs
worldwide, more Microsoft customers have the opportunity to experience how
SMART’s industry-leading products can reduce costs and enhance collaboration
and productivity,” Thomas added.


Earlier this year, SMART Technologies
launched SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software.  Version 11 of
SMART Notebook will enable teachers to integrate online resources into SMART
Notebook files, enhancing instruction and increasing classroom


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