Microsoft Announces 2009 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners

REDMOND, Wash. — June 24, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of its 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award winners and finalists were chosen from nominations from around the world. Winners and finalists will be recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, being held July 13–16 in New Orleans.

Nearly 2,000 entries were submitted by partners worldwide; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs.

“Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology as well as helping customers drive down costs,” said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “Congratulations to the 2009 Partner Award winners, who have demonstrated a superior level of expertise as well as a focus on delivering customer value. We look forward to seeing these partners fulfill their limitless potential as they continue to provide customers with world-class Microsoft solutions.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list including category descriptions is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/default.aspx.

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Quest Software, United States

  • Finalist: Centrify, United States

  • Finalist: Likewise Software, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Storage Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: NetApp, United States

  • Finalist: CommVault, United States

  • Finalist: Compellent, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia

  • Finalist: Accenture and Avanade, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Windows Desktop Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Compugen, Canada

  • Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia

  • Finalist: SIVECO Romania, Romania

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Solver, United States

  • Finalist: BlueGranite, United States

  • Finalist: Information Management Group Ltd., United Kingdom

Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Koenig Solutions, India

  • Finalist: Focal Technology Solutions, United States

  • Finalist: FullArmor, United States

Communications Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Comcast, United States

  • Finalist: Equilibrium, United States

  • Finalist: MetraTech, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kiandra System Solutions, Australia

  • Finalist: Programmer’s, Brazil

  • Finalist: EMC, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Smart Client Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: L3, Brazil

  • Finalist: Iconexa, Chile

  • Finalist: E Smart Systems, Serbia

Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Catapult Systems, United States

  • Finalist: Altius Consulting, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Schematic, United States

Data Management Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Orion Technology, Canada

  • Finalist: Agilysys, United States

  • Finalist: Idera, United States

Digital Agencies Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AKQA, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: EMC, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: 2nd Factory, Japan

Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Workgroup, South Africa

  • Finalist: Tech Data, Belgium

  • Finalist: Esprinet, Italy

Enterprise Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture and Avanade, United States

  • Finalist: HP, United States

  • Finalist: Dell, United States

Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Corel, Canada

  • Finalist: Nuance Communications, United States

  • Finalist: Cakewalk, United States

Global ISV Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: OSIsoft, United States

  • Finalist: Epicor Software Corp., United States

  • Finalist: SunGard, United States

Global ISV Infrastructure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CA Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Quest Software, United States

  • Finalist: Citrix Systems, United States

Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Epicor Software Corp., United States

  • Finalist: Environmental Systems Research Institute, United States

  • Finalist: Open Text, Canada

Global ISV Technology Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: FullArmor, United States

  • Finalist: Schlumberger, United States

  • Finalist: iSoft, Australia

Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: MaximumASP, United States

  • Finalist: Hostbasket, Belgium

  • Finalist: 7global, United Kingdom

IAMCP Partner of the Year

  • Winner: L3, Brazil

Information Worker Solutions, Data Visualization Partner of the Year

  • Winner: ProModel, United States

  • Finalist: Oculus Info, Canada

  • Finalist: Shoothill, United Kingdom

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: KnowledgeLake, United States

  • Finalist: Concept Interactive, Canada

  • Finalist: Open Text, Canada

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: EPM Live, United States

  • Finalist: Siemens, Germany

  • Finalist: Pcubed, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia

  • Finalist: AccTech Systems, South Africa

  • Finalist: Citrix Systems, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Solutions Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDC Software Corporation, Canada

  • Finalist: MacroView Business Technology, Australia

  • Finalist: Bitscape IT Solutions, India

Information Worker Solutions, Portals and Collaboration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Content and Code, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: MTS Allstream, Canada

  • Finalist: Accenture and Avanade, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Search Partner of the Year

  • Winner: GESFOR OSMOS, Peru

  • Finalist: Concept Interactive, Canada

  • Finalist: Caturano and Company, United States

ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Zap, Australia

  • Finalist: Mamut, Norway

  • Finalist: Upside Software, Canada

ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: KnowledgeLake, United States

  • Finalist: Acctech Systems, South Africa

  • Finalist: OSIsoft, United States

Large Account Reseller Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia

  • Finalist: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: Softchoice, Canada

Learning Solutions Impact Partner of the Year

  • Winner: QA, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: CompuEducación, Mexico

  • Finalist: Solartech, United States

Learning Solutions Innovative Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Netcampus, South Africa

  • Finalist: Benchmark/New Horizons Learning, United States

  • Finalist: NIIT, India

Licensing Solutions, License Delivery Partner of the Year

Licensing Solutions, Software Asset Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia

  • Finalist: Phoenix Software, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: IPR-Insights, Hungary

Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Young & Partners, Belgium

  • Finalist: Columbus IT, Denmark

  • Finalist: Lanham Associates, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Customer Effective, United States

  • Finalist: E-consulting, Ukraine

  • Finalist: IMGROUP, United Kingdom

Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Fullscope, United States

  • Finalist: Columbus IT, Denmark

  • Finalist: Tectura, Germany

Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Client Profiles, United States

  • Finalist: CGS Redmond Technologies, United States

  • Finalist: Synergy Business Solutions, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Infoma Software Consulting, Germany

  • Finalist: LINK Development, Egypt

  • Finalist: GMCS, Russia

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year

Winner: Columbus IT, Denmark

Finalist: PositiveTechnology.com, United States

Finalist: K3 Business Technology Group, United Kingdom

Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Hitachi Consulting, United States

  • Finalist: Fullscope, United States

  • Finalist: Eclipse Computing, Australia

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Ascentium, United States

  • Finalist: Infinity Info Systems, United States

  • Finalist: CIBER UK, United Kingdom

Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Cogsdale, Canada

  • Finalist: Interdyn-Socius, United States

  • Finalist: ITQAN Al-Bawardi Computers, United Arab Emirates

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Sistemas de Gestión, Spain

  • Finalist: Serenic Software, United States

  • Finalist: Pleasant Valley Business Solutions, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale Partner of the Year

  • Winner: POSitive Technology, United States

  • Finalist: Retail Technology Experts, United States

  • Finalist: New West Technologies Southeast, United States

Microsoft Dynamics SL Partner of the Year

  • Winner: SIS Software, United States

  • Finalist: Synergy Business Solutions, United States

  • Finalist: Queue Associates, United States

Mobility Solutions Business Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Client Strategy Group, United States

  • Finalist: Antenna Software, United States

  • Finalist: Blink Systems, Brazil

Mobility Solutions Integration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Ensyst, Australia

  • Finalist: JL Mobile Systems, United States

  • Finalist: Logotec Engineering, Poland

Mobility Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Spring Wireless, United States

  • Finalist: Rayonnance Technologies, France

  • Finalist: ALK Technologies, United Kingdom

Networking Infrastructure Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Know Technology, United States

  • Finalist: Kolari, Botswana

  • Finalist: SecurElement, United States

Newly Recruited Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AccTech Systems, South Africa

  • Finalist: 2E2, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Infobox, Russia

Notes Transition Partner of the Year

  • Winner: EMC, United States

  • Finalist: Quest Software, United States

  • Finalist: CASAHL Technology, United States

OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Plantronics, United States

  • Finalist: Fujitsu, Germany

OEM Hardware Solutions, System Building Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Third Wave Corp., Japan

  • Finalist: Casper Bilgisayar Sistemleri, Turkey

  • Finalist: Olidata, Italy

Office Business Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: OSIsoft, United States

  • Finalist: triomis, Germany

  • Finalist: Diamante, Italy

Online Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PointBridge, United States

  • Finalist: Business Engineering, United States

  • Finalist: Wortell, Netherlands

Public Sector, Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Datatel, United States

  • Finalist: RM, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Synetrix, United Kingdom

Public Sector, Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Spenta Consulting, Spain

  • Finalist: Environmental Systems Research Institute, United States

  • Finalist: Information Strategies, United States

Public Sector, Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: iLink Systems, United States

  • Finalist: Egton Medical Information Systems, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: CareWorks, United Kingdom

Security Solutions, Identity and Secure Access Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Omada, Denmark

  • Finalist: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Certified Security Solutions, United States

Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Data#3, Australia

  • Finalist: CMS Consulting, Canada

  • Finalist: Sapphire Technologies, United Kingdom

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Evolve IT, Australia

  • Finalist: Bulletproof InfoTech, Canada

  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net, India

SOA and Business Process Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Hitachi Consulting UK, formerly known as Edenbrook, UK

  • Finalist: Xterprise, United States

  • Finalist: PNMsoft, United Kingdom

Software-plus-Services Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Mamut, Norway

  • Finalist: ExactTarget, United States

  • Finalist: Hyland Software, United States

Software-plus-Services Integration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: IDE, Sweden

  • Finalist: Accelare, United States

  • Finalist: IT Solution Partners, Netherlands

Unified Communications Solutions, IM/Presence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Enabling Technologies, United States

  • Finalist: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Preferred One Stop Technologies, United Kingdom

Unified Communications Solutions, Messaging Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Janalent, United States

  • Finalist: Enabling Technologies, United States

  • Finalist: Apptix, United States

Unified Communications Solutions, Voice Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Intrinsic Technologies, United States

  • Finalist: Dimension Data Network Services, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Gold Systems, United States

About Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/partner/events/wwpartnerconference and on the Partner Program home page at https://partner.microsoft.com.

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