NJEdge, SHI team up on Microsoft purchasing partnership

NJEdge, a statewide nonprofit research and education network that provides networking and other tech solutions, has awarded a request for proposal to SHI International Corp. to provide access to Microsoft’s technology solutions and services for education and public-sector organizations.

Newark-based NJEdge and Somerset-based SHI will team up in a partnership aimed at leveraging cooperative purchasing and keeping New Jersey’s technology spend in-state, NJEdge said in a news release. The partnership would offer a local, streamlined and cost-effective vehicle for higher education institutions and other public-sector organizations to purchase Microsoft technologies.

“NJEdge continually raises the bar for technology in universities, K-12 schools and government agencies, a mission that blends perfectly with SHI’s ability to serve every organization’s unique IT needs,” Denise Verdicchio, senior director, public sector, for SHI, said in a prepared statement. “Our aim, as always, is to deliver the tools and solutions that will help each institution fulfill its promise to its students, faculty and staff every day.”

NJEdge, founded in 2000, provides solutions to educational, government and health care institutions, as well as other businesses. It is housed at New Jersey Institute of Technology. SHI is an $8.5 billion technology services company.

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