NE Ohio Business Winner in National Microsoft Competition

Canton, Ohio (PRESS RELEASE – March 18, 2010) – Microsoft recently announced its winners of the national “Driving Small Business Success” contest and CCS Business Solutions, Inc. (CCS) of Canton, Ohio took 1st place.

“We are thrilled with the recognition,” said Jim Rutledge, Sr. President of CCS. “Being selected out of over 160,000 Microsoft Partners for our innovative use of their products to help our customers be more successful is a tremendous honor.”

Each of the participating Microsoft partners “submitted case studies of successes they had helping small businesses through technology and Microsoft solutions, then the best of the best were sorted out and the winners were chosen,” according to the Microsoft press release.

“The case study we submitted involved a Barberton customer,” explained Jim Rutledge, Jr. Executive Vice President. “Through the use of Microsoft solutions we helped them reduce inventory carrying costs, increase sales and allowed them to produce more orders without having to increase staff. CCS also implemented a state-of-the-art data backup and disaster recovery solution which reduces any possible server down time to less than one hour.”

The CCS Business Solutions, Inc. team won a Mercedes-Benz engineered Smart Fortwo car and team jackets for their employees. There were seven other US companies placing in the competition.

What was the secret behind their success? “We don’t sell products,” said Rutledge, Jr. “We sell solutions to help our customers grow their businesses.” CCS Business Solutions, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner as well as a Small Business Specialist. Gold Certified partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies. Their Microsoft Small Business Specialist certification designates that CCS meets the needs of small and medium size business customers with high quality solutions built on Microsoft technologies.


CCS Business Solutions, Inc. (formerly Canton Computer Services, Inc.) has been providing cost-effective technology solutions since 1974. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, CCS supports more than 150 clients in 10 states, with the largest concentration in Northeast Ohio.

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