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Microsoft yesterday played host to 900 of its partners in Brisbane for its annual Australian Partner conference, awarding the top ranking 24 for 2012.
The top 24 were picked out of 300 nominations. Microsoft Australia boss Pip Marlow said in a statement the winners were ahead of the curve in terms of innovation, solutions and customer service.
Unified comms specialist Generation-e was a multiple winner, taking out communications partner of the year as well as health partner of the year, as was Dimension Data with enterprise and private cloud partner of the year, and Readify with the software app and ISV software development categories.
Data#3 took out the award for business productivity partner of the year, as well as finalist positions in the desktop, education and private cloud categories.
Other multiple entries included Ensyst, Wardy IT, Datacom, OBS and Object Consulting.
See below for the full list of winners.
Business Intelligence Partner of the Year: Wardy IT SolutionsFinalists: BizData. Antares Solution
Business Productivity Partner of the Year: Data#3 LimitedFinalists: Ensyst, Computers Systems Australia (CSA)
Communications Partner of the Year: Generation-eFinalists: Kloud Solutions, Ensyst
Data Platform Partner of the Year: Red Rock ConsultingFinalists: Wardy IT, BizData
Desktop Partner of the Year: Thomas Duryea ConsultingFinalists: Dilignet, Data#3
Device Partner of the Year Award: HPFinalists: Asus
Distributor Partner of the Year: Express DataFinalists: NewLease, Synnex
Education Partner of the Year: ClickViewFinalists: Janison, Data#3
Enterprise Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
Health Partner of the Year: Generation-eFinalists: Computer Systems Australia, Fred IT Group
IaaS Hosting Partner of the Year: BlueFire Corporation Pty LtdFinalists: Datacom, Emantra
ISV Software Development Partner of the Year: ReadifyFinalists: Breeze Training and Consultancy, Nintex
LAR Partner of the Year: Insight
Learning Partner of the Year: DDLSFinalists: MIS Global Technologies, New Horizons
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year: eSavvyFinalists: OBS, SGS Professional
Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year: Eclipse Computing (Australia) Pty LtdFinalists: Sable Systems, Renown
Microsoft Online Services Partner of the Year: EnsystFinalists: Barwon Computer Solutions, Paradyne
Microsoft Private Cloud Partner of the Year: Dimension DataFinalists: Ensyst, Data#3 Limited
Public Sector Partner of the Year: OBSFinalists: Velrada, Object Consulting
SaaS Hosting Partner of the Year: OBTFinalists: Emantra, Datacom
Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year: ComcityFinalists: OnQ Software, Hospitality Information Systems
Software App Partner of the Year: ReadifyFinalists: Newsgator
Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year: JanisonFinalists: Breeze, OpenText
Windows Azure Platform SI Partner of the Year: Kiandra ITFinalists: Readify, Object Consulting
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