Celerant Technology Named Microsoft Certified Partner

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was recently named a 2010/2011 Microsoft Certified Partner for the Mid Market Provider Competency. The title of Microsoft Certified Partner is given to companies that demonstrate a proficiency in Microsoft products and deliver a great service to their client base. Celerant has received the competency for Networking Infrastructure since 2001, which has now been changed to the Mid Market Provider Competency.

Celerant Technology Named Microsoft Certified Partner

“Every year we are proud to continue our certified partnership with Microsoft,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “This year we received certification for the Mid Market Provider Competency, a retail demographic that we place a strong focus on. As a small to mid-sized point of sale solution, Command Retail provides advanced technology for all areas of a retail business, whether the retailer is a single store, larger chain, or multi-channel operation. In order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, our team of support specialists is well versed in the software and applications that help to ensure the success of our clients’ daily procedures. The Celerant retail system deploys with Microsoft SQL Server in many cases, as well as other Microsoft and Windows based applications that are used by our staff and customers, enabling us to more efficiently deliver Celerant products and services.”

According to the Microsoft Partner Program, “when you attain the Medium Business Solution Provider competency, you showcase your expertise in providing solutions to midsize business by offering the most current technology and IT solutions knowledge that helps midsize businesses with their unique challenges.”

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The UK Economy Lose Millions As Sales Of Fake World Cup Merchandise Are Rife

Just under a quarter of UK consumers have revealed they would purchase counterfeit World Cup and football related products to save money, a new survey has revealed.

The UK Economy Lose Millions As Sales Of Fake World Cup Merchandise Are Rife

Shopping search engine, Kelkoo, conducted the research and revealed that with product imitations in South Africa rampant, around 1 in 5 products are likely to be forgeries, costing official, legitimate businesses around £50m.

The most popular and widespread fakes are believed to be of replica kits, particularly of England and Brazil.

The news comes as the UK Border Agency announced its most-recent seizure of counterfeits were of a thousand replica England shirts – primed for the lucrative World Cup market.

Matt Spencer, founder of UK-based personal finance blog Moneystand.co.uk, has explained the situation: “With the World Cup looming it is enormous opportunity for retailers and sporting goods manufacturers to amplify the sales of the official merchandise. The worry is that fakes are becoming increasingly difficult to spot and in some cases, the price may be identical to that of genuine products.

“Those who knowingly purchase counterfeited items for the reason that they are cheaper are likely to find the situation a false economy. Product quality and durability are more often than not compromised. In many situations people are paying full price for these short- term items.”

The practice of buying fake goods is not a victimless crime either, as Spencer continues; “Theres a very strong chance, almost a certainty, imitated items have not been through the same vigorous safety tests that genuine items face. Potentially, these un-tested products could be lethal.”

Personal finance blog MoneyStand provides unbiased personal finance, IVA and debt related information. Founded in 2008, MoneyStand was created in response to the worsening financial situation of individuals in the UK and across the world. For more information on personal finance, visit www.moneystand.co.uk.

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