Microsoft awards top Aussie partners

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Microsoft awards top Aussie partners

Microsoft named its partners of the years at its channel shindig at the Gold Coast.

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards acknowledge those who successfully deployed Microsoft solutions to address customer needs. Winners were chosen from a field of 300 nominated partners in 20 categories.

Data#3 scored the most gongs winning the large account, deskop and and server platform partner categories and was beaten out by Jasco for business productivity partner of the year.

Dimension Data was enterprise partner of the year, picking up the award each year since its introduction in 2009.

Distributor partner of the year was NewLease with Express data and Synnex runners up.

Other winners were Melbourne's Kiandra which won software developer of the year for an application it wrote for the Victorian Department of Sustainability; Jasco was runner up.

And Calvert Technologies pipped Anittel to win small business partner of the year.

Full list of winners below:

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • DWS Advanced Business Systems

Finalist

  • Senetas
  • Zap

 

Business Productivity Partner of the Year

  • Jasco

Finalist

  • Data#3 Limited
  • Dimension Data

 

Data Platform Partner of the Year

  • WARDY IT Solutions

Finalist

  • Artis Group
  • BizData
  • Senetas

 

Desktop Partner of the Year

  • Data#3 Limited

Finalist

  • Frontline Systems Australia Pty Ltd
  • Gen-i Australia

 

Distributor Partner of the Year Award

  • NewLease

Finalist

  • Express Data
  • Synnex Australia Pty Ltd

 

Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year

  • CSG

Finalist

  • eSavvy Pty. Ltd.
  • Infoxchange Australia

 

Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year

  • Hands-on Systems

Finalist

  • Sable Systems
  • Tectura

 

Education Partner of the Year

  • Janison

Finalist

  • Dimension Data
  • OBS

 

Enterprise Partner of the Year

  • Dimension Data

Finalist

  • Avanade
  • Data#3 Limited
  • Oakton

 

Hosting Partner of the Year

  • OBT

Finalist

  • Bluefire Corporation Pty Ltd
  • Emantra

 

Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Object Consulting

Finalist

  • Extreme Networks
  • Janison

 

ISV/Software Partner of the Year

  • OpenText

Finalist

  • Janison
  • Open Windows

 

Large Account Reseller Partner of the Year

  • Data#3 Limited

Finalist

  • Dimension Data
  • Insight

 

Learning Competency Partner of the Year

  • The Australian Institute of Commerce and Technology

Finalist

  • Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS)
  • New Horizons Learning Centres

 

Online Services Solution Partner of the Year

  • Online Services Corporation

Finalist

  • Ensyst
  • Paradyne

 

Public Sector Partner of the Year

  • CSG

Finalist

  • RecordPoint Software

 

Server Platform Partner of the Year

  • Data#3 Limited

Finalist

  • Datacom
  • Regal Information Technology Pty Ltd

 

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year

  • Calvert Technologies

Finalist

  • Anittel
  • Comcity Technology

 

Software Development Partner of the Year

  • Kiandra IT

Finalist

  • Jasco

 

Virtualisation Partner of the Year

  • Frontline Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Finalist

  • Gen-i Australia
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