Microsoft has named Dimension Data Australia as the winner of its 2018 modern workplace transformation partner of the year award for its efforts with Sydney research firm Heart Research Institute.
Last year, Dimension Data migrated HRI to Microsoft cloud to help the non-profit manage its increasing data requirements, while also supplying it with a fleet of new devices.
HRI partners with universities and hospitals to research heart disease in an effort to reduce and help with cardiovascular disease.
The organisation received deployments of Microsoft 365 for its collaboration tools, Azure for backup and disaster recovery and an update of its Exchange and intranet servers, replacing them with collaboration and file sharing tools like OneDrive.
Some 160 Lenovo Carbon X1 and Yoga 1 laptops were also procured as HRI moved away from BYOD, as well as three Surface Hubs, Microsoft's wide-screen devices that can be used by researchers for compute-intensive applications as well as collaboration.
“We have been working closely with Microsoft in Australia for nearly 20 years and have won 11 global partner of the year awards in the past 16 years for excellence,” Dimension Data Australia general manager for workplace productivity Ed Phillips said.
“Our relationship is so strong because we have a shared focus on improving productivity and because our Microsoft team at Dimension Data has deep technical knowledge of the Microsoft portfolio, so we can help enterprises maximise its functionality.”
The award is given to a partner that has seen substantial and sustainable growth in helping customers transform their workplace with Microsoft 365, either by deploying the full set of offerings directly or with other partners.
“Our ecosystem of partners is crucial to delivering transformative solutions, and this year’s winners have proven to be some of the finest among their peers,” Microsoft corporate vice president for One Commercial Partner Gavriella Schuster said.
“We are pleased to recognize Dimension Data for being selected as winner of the 2018 Microsoft Modern Workplace Transformation award.”