Aqaba Technologies earns special Google certification: The Sterling Heights Web site developer and digital advertising agency Aqaba Technologies has been awarded the status of a Google Certified Engage Agency. Aqaba and Google executives highlighted their skill sets showcasing what it means to be a Google Certified Engage Agency at a seminar and demonstration Tuesday held at Automation Alley in Troy.  A long-time member of the leading technology  consortium in Southeastern Michigan, Aqaba and Google representatives and customers were on hand for a showcase demonstration of the company’s cutting edge practices in search engine optimization (SEO), Web site development and digital advertising at this invitation-only event for some 100 companies. The official designation was made in February after the company’s key Web developers flew out to Google’s headquarters in California to complete multiple written exams. Google would not disclose how many agencies have been designated as a Certified Engage Agency but said the number is limited and based on strict criteria and a proven track record of achieving client goals. The honor is special and only bestowed on select agencies that can only promote their status with the express written consent of Google. The company, established in 2004, has clients in all major market sectors in Michigan, the United States and in select countries. The firm has recently expanded its staff to serve its growing client base. More at

SunTel Services Achieves Citrix Gold Partner Certification: Troy-based SunTel Services, a complete provider of services for unified communication networks to businesses throughout Michigan and across the country, announced that it has achieved Gold Partner status with Citrix, a global leader in virtual workplace software and services. Gold Partner status with Citrix is achieved based on a combination of completing additional sales and technical certifications, achieving successful customer deployments and having a close working relationship with the local Citrix team. The additional sales and technical certifications which were completed expanded SunTel’s Citrix focus beyond the NetScaler Application Delivery Controller and into the Citrix XEN desktop, application, and server virtualization portfolio. This expanded focus provides SunTel the capabilities to deliver Citrix enterprise mobility and cloud solutions, encompassing the entire Citrix portfolio and any subset thereof, to the SunTel client community. SunTel Services has provided complete life cycle services for unified communication services as a Michigan based company since 1986. With more than 1,000 customers and over 2,500 installations, SunTel offers a wide breadth of expertise and product offerings to customers across the automotive, manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, finance, professional services and technology sectors. With certifications in all critical network services, SunTel offers service programs up to and including management of customer networks.  The company holds key partnerships and certifications with industry technology leaders, such as Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel Polycom and VMware. SunTel serves the global communication system requirements of international companies through offices in Troy, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. More at


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