Small-town technology company becomes one of only fifty independent Apple Premier Partners in the entire USA and the only one in Connecticut.
LAKEVILLE – June 19th, 2017 – Visionary Computer announced today that after two years of changes, upgrades, and enhancements, it has finally earned the authorization of Apple Premier Partner from Apple Inc. On June 11, 2015 Apple Inc. announced a major reorganization of its independent Apple authorized sales channel. The top tier of its resellers would be members of the Apple Premier Partner program, a group of companies which have demonstrated consistent expertise in the sale, service, and support of Apple products. Entry into this program would only be granted after the applicant was subjected to a variety of qualifications and scrutiny by the technology giant. These included minimums on square footage, testing and certification, scores on “secret shop” visits, adherence to Apple’s look and feel standards and a variety of financial metrics. In earning its place as an Apple Premier Partner, Visionary Computer became one of only fifty companies in the entire country to reach this level and the only Apple Premier Partner located in the state of Connecticut.
“My team and I have worked incredibly hard over the past two years and together we’ve improved just about everything.” said David Maffucci, owner of Visionary Computer. “Much of it is clear to see - such as our all new store, opened in May. We’ve also added many new products from a variety of popular vendors to our inventory. However there are a lot of under the hood changes that you just won’t see.” Maffucci goes on to talk about changes in hiring practices, increases in weekend staffing, improvements to internal networks and security, better inventory management, daily staff briefings, vastly increased repair parts stock, reduced repair turn-around times, improved supplier relations, and the hiring of additional Apple Certified technicians to the companies staff.
According to Maffucci, customers can also expect a number of additional enhancements to take place in the weeks to come “We will be adding some exciting new Apple products to our mix including the Beats line of audio products and, one which I’m particularly looking forward to, the Apple Watch.” Apple began shipping the Apple Watch in April of 2015. Since then the company upgraded the product greatly, adding built-in GPS, water resistance, increased processing power, and a brighter display. “The Apple Watch is still a new product category and one that has tremendous potential. I’m glad we will be here to help guide customers through the product options and choices. We are committed to carrying a variety of Apple Watch accessories, such as bands, which will let you express your own individual creativity and style.”
Another big change is that Visionary Computer will be bringing back its popular technology seminars. “Technology changes rapidly and it’s very difficult for the average user to keep up. Some people feel better learning about technology in a group setting and we are going to bring that back, greatly improved, and do so at no cost” said Maffucci. The proprietor mentioned that his company is currently developing a series of seminars which will help customers learn about the products they currently own and to explore new product offerings. He went on to say “One of my recent staff additions was previously employed at Apple and tasked with heading up group training. So together he and I are developing group offerings which we believe will really resonate with our local customers and help them get more from Apple products.”
Visionary Computer is located at 29 Bissell Street in Lakeville Connecticut; open for business Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. They have been an Apple Authorized sales and service location for more than 23 years.
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