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Corporate Technologies LLC Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe

Corporate Technologies LLC Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe

Global public sector initiative and Corporate Technologies LLC enable cities to harness a new era of innovation through a people-first approach.


[GRAND RAPIDS, MI — March 1, 2016] Corporate Technologies LLC announced today its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Through the Microsoft CityNext initiative, Microsoft and Corporate Technologies will help leaders to do “new with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.

Since 1981, Corporate Technologies has grown to become one of the largest IT companies in the country, with a focus on technology solutions and managed services.  Offering customers a catalog of customizable solutions, Corporate Technologies provides a service designed to meet the unique needs of a variety of small and mid-sized business. Their proprietary service, Technology Advantage, has been designed to provide an all-in-one service ideal for businesses requiring IT support and services. Coupled with a state-of-the-art data center, the Microsoft CityNext partnership will help leverage Corporate Technologies as a premier managed services provider.

“Corporate Technologies has always strived to help our customers transform their infrastructure into something innovative and sustainable, and our status as a Microsoft CityNext partner will allows us to continue moving toward that goal. Microsoft CityNext is dedicated to ushering in a new era of innovation to help cities transform government infrastructure, deliver new citizen services, and address important challenges in the community,” said Jim Griffith, CEO.

Cities have long been the center of industrial, economic and entrepreneurial activity fueling the rest of the world’s success. Today, as more of the world’s population urbanizes, they face mounting pressures and challenges to maintain that standard and quality of life for citizens. It is expected that by 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city. Leveraging a broad portfolio of familiar and security-enhanced consumer-to-business software, partner solutions, devices and services and Microsoft’s history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft CityNext is a collective effort that helps cities anticipate and plan for these changes and challenges, enabling them to meet citizens’ needs, thrive economically and embrace modernity.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Corporate Technologies on Microsoft CityNext. Microsoft prioritizes a people- and partner-first approach across all our initiatives, and Microsoft CityNext is no different,” said Rob Bernard, chief environmental & cities strategist, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. “While cities are feeling the strain from economic challenges, Microsoft CityNext ushers in innovative technology solutions to create opportunities for cities and their citizens, enabling them to accomplish what they never thought possible. We’re inspired by our diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help cities realize their full potential.”


About Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city’s people to create modern, healthy, safe, well-educated and sustainable cities for the future. Microsoft CityNext empowers cities to do new with less, by building on existing infrastructure and investments to transform cities’ systems, services and operations; engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalized services and apps that foster real-time dialogue; and accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs and partnerships that empower and nurture the next generation of skilled workers. Combining a vast network of global partners and Microsoft’s history of successful education, healthcare and social programs, Microsoft CityNext helps cities plan for and embrace the future.

About Corporate Technologies

Corporate Technologies is a leading provider of managed IT solutions to businesses and institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Southern California, West Michigan, and New Jersey. With a wide range of services, multiple locations, and over 230 employees strong, Corporate Technologies is able to support their customers on a national level. The company offers a wide range of IT solutions, including managed IT services, staffing services, storage and virtualization solutions, unified communications, voice and data systems, computer networking solutions, repair and warranty services, and systems integration and consulting. Corporate Technologies has leveraged its 30 years of industry experience to gain many valuable certifications with leading manufacturers of technology hardware and software. For additional information on Corporate Technologies visit


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Katie Wellman, Corporate Technologies, (616) 464-9728,