14 July 2021 – The all-digital 2021 Microsoft Inspire partner event is where our Partner of the Year Awards winners and finalists are recognised. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements and innovations from across our global partner ecosystem.
Incredibly, over 4,400 nominations were received for the 2021 Partner of the Year Awards. The sheer volume of entries – each an inspiring reflection of what Microsoft’s partners are enabling through their technology portfolios – makes the announcement of the winners and finalists a true celebration of excellence. This year, under the Category Awards, 56 winners and 160 finalists have been announced across six categories. These include Azure, Business Applications, Modern Work and Security, Industry, Business Excellence, and the new Social Impact category. Under the Country/Region section, 108 partners have been announced as winners.
“We extend our congratulations to the 11 phenomenal Country/Region Award Winners from the Microsoft Middle East and Africa – multi market region,” says Ibrahim Youssry, Regional General Manager of Microsoft Middle East Africa -Multi Country Region. “Each of these innovative partners has leveraged Microsoft technology to meaningfully impact the lives of those they service.”
In Côte d’Ivoire, MC3 Cloud was named the country winner, while for Ghana eSolutions Consulting came out top of the pack, as did Specialized Technical Services Company LTD-STS for Jordan, and Cloud Productivity Solutions Limited for Kenya. The winning partner for Lebanon is Exquitech, while this honour went to The Cloud Factory for Mauritius, CBI for Morocco, and Reliance Infosystems for Nigeria. Sepia Solutions was announced as the overall country winner for Pakistan; for Tunisia, this award went to INSOMEA COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, while Computer Revolution Uganda was named the country’s winning partner.
Since last year’s Inspire event, our partners have all demonstrated their commitment to meeting customer needs by adapting to new ways of working in an accelerated journey toward digital transformation. These partners have showcased their agility and creativity in building solutions using Microsoft technology that solves myriad challenges for customers, communities, and the environment.
“It has been a very tough year for our partners with the challenges that came with COVID-19; working remotely, team members impacted and customers struggling to adapt to the new norm. But our partners were the first to adopt the new norm and with determination, they were able to not only adapt and sustain their business but bring the best our technology platforms can provide to help their customers, our customers, to transform and adapt to the new norm and grow their business. The awards this year have a different meaning. It is a strong testament of the determination of the work the partners have done and the impact customers have felt across the region”, noted Amin Azab, Global Partner Solutions Lead of Microsoft Middle East Africa -Multi Country Region
“We are pleased to be celebrating these much-deserved wins, however, our commitment to our partners’ continued success is a focus that requires our continuous support,” adds Youssry. “Microsoft is actioning this commitment by investing in resources and training to enable partner growth. We will also continue down the path of innovation in the products and services we provide to empower partners in delivering tailored solutions. We are optimistic about the results already being delivered and look forward to achieving even more with these inspiring partners over the next year.”