Six Australian firms win 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

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Six Australian firms win 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
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The winners include: Kiandra Systems Solutions, Dimension Data, Zap, Ensyst, Data#3 and Evolve IT.

Kiandra was selected as a winner in the category: Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development for developing a Microsoft Windows-based custom software solution for its Australian customer, eNoteFile Services.
 
The winning development is an innovative solution for record sharing that is now being used in industries as diverse as physiotherapy and AFL football.
 
"We are delighted to be recognised as a global player in the custom software development space. To be globally recognised for our work is fantastic," said Martin Cooperwaite, Kiandra's software development director.
 
"eNoteFile has evolved the concept of putting pen to paper to a whole new level. Built using the latest in Microsoft .NET WPF technology, the solution allows you to create, manage and share records in a secure online and offline environment.
 
"eNoteFile was developed in response to a demand from the physiotherapy and physical therapy industries for clinical notation. Today, more than 1,000 customers use eNoteFile for notation purposes, ranging from GPs and architects to football coaches, including Geelong Football Club.
 
"The technology can also fill out forms, email and efficiently share information across an entire organisation. You always have seamless, secure access to your information, even when working offline. It's small, easy-to-use and free to download," he said.

Three Australian firms have also been recognised as finalists in six award categories.

Paul Voges, director, Small and Mid Market Solutions & Partner,  Microsoft said the awards are a fantastic outcome for Australia as it demonstrates that local partners are operating at a world-class level.

"Given the current economic climate, it's as important as ever for Microsoft and our partners to be showcasing how innovation and outstanding solutions are helping our customers to weather the downturn, and, more importantly, come out the other side stronger," he said.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 is held from 13-16 July in New Orleans.

Categories, winners and finalists include;

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Quest Software, United States
  • Finalist: Centrify, United States
  • Finalist: Likewise Software, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Storage Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: NetApp, United States
  • Finalist: CommVault, United States
  • Finalist: Compellent, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDW, United States
  • Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia
  • Finalist: Accenture and Avanade, United States

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Windows Desktop Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Compugen, Canada
  • Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia
  • Finalist: SIVECO Romania, Romania

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Solver, United States
  • Finalist: BlueGranite, United States
  • Finalist: Information Management Group Ltd., United Kingdom

Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Koenig Solutions, India
  • Finalist: Focal Technology Solutions, United States
  • Finalist: FullArmor, United States

Communications Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Comcast, United States
  • Finalist: Equilibrium, United States
  • Finalist: MetraTech, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kiandra System Solutions, Australia
  • Finalist: Programmer's, Brazil
  • Finalist: EMC, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Smart Client Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: L3, Brazil
  • Finalist: Iconexa, Chile
  • Finalist: E Smart Systems, Serbia

Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Catapult Systems, United States
  • Finalist: Altius Consulting, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Schematic, United States

Data Management Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Orion Technology, Canada
  • Finalist: Agilysys, United States
  • Finalist: BBS Technologies, United States

Digital Agencies Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AKQA, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: EMC, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: 2nd Factory, Japan

Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Workgroup, South Africa
  • Finalist: Tech Data, Belgium
  • Finalist: Esprinet, Italy

Enterprise Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture and Avanade, United States
  • Finalist: HP, United States
  • Finalist: Dell, United States

Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Corel, Canada
  • Finalist: Nuance Communications, United States
  • Finalist: Cakewalk by Roland, United States

Global ISV Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: OSIsoft, United States
  • Finalist: Epicor Software Corp., United States
  • Finalist: SunGard, United States

Global ISV Infrastructure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CA Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Quest Software, United States
  • Finalist: Citrix Systems, United States

Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Epicor Software Corp., United States
  • Finalist: Environmental Systems Research Institute, United States
  • Finalist: Open Text, Canada

Global ISV Technology Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: FullArmor, United States
  • Finalist: Schlumberger, United States
  • Finalist: iSoft, Australia

Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: MaximumASP, United States
  • Finalist: Hostbasket, Belgium
  • Finalist: 7global, United Kingdom

IAMCP Partner of the Year

  • Winner: L3, Brazil

Information Worker Solutions, Data Visualization Partner of the Year

  • Winner: ProModel, United States
  • Finalist: Oculus Info, Canada
  • Finalist: Shoothill, United Kingdom

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: KnowledgeLake, United States
  • Finalist: Concept Interactive, Canada
  • Finalist: Open Text, Canada

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: EPM Live, United States
  • Finalist: Siemens, Germany
  • Finalist: Pcubed, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data, Australia
  • Finalist: AccTech Systems, South Africa
  • Finalist: Citrix Systems, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Solutions Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDC Software Corporation, Canada
  • Finalist: MacroView Business Technology, Australia
  • Finalist: Bitscape IT Solutions, India

Information Worker Solutions, Portals and Collaboration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Content and Code, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: MTS Allstream, Canada
  • Finalist: Accenture and Avanade, United States
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