Few partners can achieve Microsoft National Systems Integrator status, but that doesn't mean their success isn't repeatable for other Microsoft partners. Here are the strategies NSIs used to get to the top.

Thirty-three partners have earned a special relationship with Microsoft, giving them dedicated partner managers and high-level relationships in Redmond. The U.S. National Systems Integrator (NSI) engagement model grants chosen partners with greater access to Microsoft resources than most partners can even imagine. We've written about the benefits to NSIs before (see "Microsoft Partners, Meet the NSIs"), but there's a deeper story as well.

You can read that story here http://rcpmag.com/articles/2012/04/01/getting-to-the-top-from-the-nsis.aspx?sc_lang=en