Microsoft awards best Aussie partners

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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 Solutions
Finalists: BizData. Antares Solution

Business Productivity Partner of the Year: Data#3 Limited
Finalists: Ensyst, Computers Systems Australia (CSA)

Communications Partner of the Year: Generation-e
Finalists:  Kloud Solutions, Ensyst

Data Platform Partner of the Year: Red Rock Consulting
Finalists: Wardy IT, BizData

Desktop Partner of the Year: Thomas Duryea Consulting
Finalists: Dilignet, Data#3

Device Partner of the Year Award: HP
Finalists: Asus

Distributor Partner of the Year: Express Data
Finalists: NewLease, Synnex

Education Partner of the Year: ClickView
Finalists: Janison, Data#3 

Enterprise Partner of the Year: Dimension Data

Health Partner of the Year: Generation-e
Finalists: Computer Systems Australia, Fred IT Group

IaaS Hosting Partner of the Year: BlueFire Corporation Pty Ltd
Finalists: Datacom, Emantra

ISV Software Development Partner of the Year: Readify
Finalists: Breeze Training and Consultancy, Nintex

LAR Partner of the Year: Insight

Learning Partner of the Year: DDLS
Finalists: MIS Global Technologies, New Horizons

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year: eSavvy
Finalists: OBS, SGS Professional

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year: Eclipse Computing (Australia) Pty Ltd
Finalists: Sable Systems, Renown

Microsoft Online Services Partner of the Year: Ensyst
Finalists: Barwon Computer Solutions, Paradyne

Microsoft Private Cloud Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
Finalists: Ensyst, Data#3 Limited

Public Sector Partner of the Year: OBS
Finalists:  Velrada, Object Consulting

SaaS Hosting Partner of the Year: OBT
Finalists: Emantra, Datacom

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year: Comcity
Finalists: OnQ Software, Hospitality Information Systems

Software App Partner of the Year: Readify
Finalists: Newsgator

Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year: Janison
Finalists: Breeze, OpenText

Windows Azure Platform SI Partner of the Year: Kiandra IT
Finalists: Readify, Object Consulting

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