Microsoft NZ announces 2017 Partner Awards finalists

Digital Transformation tops priorities for Kiwi IT sector as Microsoft awards programme celebrates 10th Anniversary

As Microsoft New Zealand announced the finalists for the 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards today, the company has lauded the work of the Kiwi IT companies that are leading the efforts to bring digital transformation to New Zealand.

The awards, which are marking their 10th anniversary this year, recognise excellence in the IT sector from those companies that integrate Microsoft solutions into their products and services to accelerate innovation and go above and beyond customer expectations.

Phil Goldie, Microsoft New Zealand’s newly appointed Director for Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partner group, says that the entries for this year’s competition reflect how digital transformation has become the top priority for the Kiwi IT sector.

“Microsoft New Zealand’s partner ecosystem boasts some of the most innovative IT companies in the world, and over the 10 years since the inception of the awards programme, the partner channel has matured, grown in capability, and transformed toward cloud-based services,” says Goldie.

“The need for Kiwi businesses to transform digitally has never been more urgent, and the work our partner companies are doing across the country is taking New Zealand businesses and organisations on that journey in innovative and forward thinking ways.

“The quality of entries from the New Zealand partner channel is very high, much like the Australian partner network with whom I have worked with most recently. The judges will have a tough job ahead of them to choose the winning solutions from this year’s crop.”

The local New Zealand partner winners will be announced on the 11th April 2017 at a black tie, sit down dinner event at The Langham in Auckland with entertainment, speakers, networking opportunities and live music. Partners are also welcome to invite their customers to join in their success at the event. Tickets can be purchased here.

A full list of finalists follows:

Category Name Partner name
Cloud CRM

Datacom

Fusion5

Intergen

Magnetism

Cloud Packaged Solution

Crossware

Datacom

Softsource

Virsae

Cloud Platform

Computer Concepts

Datacom

Provoke

Cloud Productivity

Datacom

Kinetics

Provoke

Communications

Dimension Data

Lexel

Spark Digital

Data Platforms & Analytics

Datacom

Enlighten Designs

Stellar Consulting

UXC Eclipse

Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Datacom

Datacom (Bay of Plenty)

Intergen

ERP

Intergen

Theta

Learning

Auldhouse

Kinetics

Ripped Orange

Licensing

Datacom

Insight

Spark Digital

Managed Services

Computercare

Datacom – Bay of Plenty

Lucidity

Softsource

Market Development

Dicker Data

Exeed

Ingram Micro

Modern Marketing

Acquire

Datacom

Intergen

Partner Seller

Datacom – James David

Inde Technology Ltd – Rik Roberts

Intergen – Anna Tarasoff

Intergen – Bevan Sinclair

Public Sector – Education

Cyclone

Enlighten Designs

New Era IT

PCMedia

Public Sector – Government

Enghouse Interactive

Information Leadership

Intergen

PCMedia

Rising Star

Inde Technology Ltd

Securecom

The IT Team

Virsae

Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions

IT Engine

Kinetics

Softsource

Solution Sales Specialist

Datacom – James David

Provoke – Benedict Davidson

Provoke – Nick Westbrook

Technology for Good

Intergen

NV Interactive

Stellar Consulting

Windows & Devices Deployment

Acquire

Computer Concepts

Fujitsu

The Laptop Company

Internet of Things

(To be confirmed. Finalist assessment still in progress.)

 

For more information on the 2017 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards, visit http://www.microsoft.com/nz/partnerawards/

ENDS

For more information, contact:
Hamish Anderson
Acumen Republic, on behalf of Microsoft NZ
Phone: 027 451 3436
Email: handerson@acumenrepublic.com

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