Universal Information Technologies, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its 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.

“This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Neels Venter, Director at Universal Information Technologies. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements. The Microsoft AEP Program will form an integrate part of our CSP offerings.”

“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.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

Universal Information Technologies is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to both the corporate and private market.

Universal Information Technologies (U.I.T), an independent company, first opened its doors for business in 1994, under the watchful eye of co-founders Neels Venter and Pieter du Plooy. After more than 23 years, both co-founders are still active in the company.

UIT has since its inception developed a range of unique and innovative support programs for its customers. By utilizing sound, up-to-date product knowledge, literature and technical expertise, and combining this with competitive pricing and exceptional after sales service and support, UIT have been rocketed into the forefront of the information technology industry.