New York, NY, January 25, 2005 – Citigate Hudson, a provider of custom database applications and business intelligence systems, and a Microsoft Certified Partner for five years, has been named a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for the second year in a row.

To achieve a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner designation, which is the highest of three levels within the Microsoft solution partner program, information technology (IT) service providers must meet the most rigorous standards for demonstrated expertise, including enhanced application development certifications and a portfolio of customer references. Citigate Hudson’s Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status spans the following solution categories:

· Business Intelligence Solutions – Proven competency in implementing solutions that feature data warehousing, business intelligence, online analytical processing, data mining, decision support, in-depth reporting solutions, and associated software tools based on Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server System

· Information Worker Solutions – Demonstrated expertise in using Microsoft software to build solutions for information workers that improve individual, team, and organizational productivity.

· ISV/software Solutions – Established proficiency in developing and marketing packaged software solutions based on the Microsoft platform and technologies.

"Our status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner underscores our strategy of helping organizations become more intelligent, agile, and efficient,” said Dave Mittereder, president of Citigate Hudson. “We look forward to continuing to help our clients maximize their return on investment in Microsoft technology."

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