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Microsoft Partner Awards winners named

18 Nov 2011

GreenButton and Provoke were among the big winners at the fifth annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards 2011 held in Auckland last night.

GreenButton took out BizSpark Partner of the Year supreme award, as well as winning Software Exporter of the Year, which it shared with Vista Entertainment Solutions. GreenButton’s Dave Fellows was named Solutions Architect of the Year. 

Provoke won the Citizenship Solution of the Year supreme award, which recognises projects that deliver ‘significant’ social impact to the community and help improve quality of life of all New Zealanders. The company also scored as the Online Services Partner of the Year.

Twenty-three awards, across four sub-categories – Solution Awards, Individual Awards, Partner Awards and Supreme Awards – were handed out in a year which saw the addition of a number of new award categories aligning with Microsoft’s World Wide Partner Awards.

Express Data was named Distributor of the Year, with Gen-i claiming Reseller of the Year.

Gen-i also scooped the awards for Unified Communications Solution of the Year and Desktop Deployment Solution of the Year. Datacom was also a multi-award winner, taking out Business Intelligence Solution of the Year and Virtualisation and Management Solution of the Year. The supreme award for Small Business Solution of the Year went to Kinetics Group.

Other winners on the night included Softsource (Hosting and Data Centre Solution of the Year), NV Interactive (Web Development Solution of the Year), Intergen (Windows Azure Platform Solution of the Year) and Enlighten Designs (Portals and Collaboration Solution of the Year).

Fujitsu topped the list for Dynamics CRM Solution of the Year, Market won Windows Phone Solution of the Year and Theta Systems were the Dynamics ERP Solution of the Year.

Les Mills’ Matt Tucker, won the Partners’ Choice CIO of the Year, after being nominated by Dimension Data, and in the partner awards division, OMD was named MSN advertising partner of the year, Spark PHDiQ had the MSN campaign of the year and ACE Training provided the training solution experience of the year.

The winners:

Solution Awards

Desktop Deployment Solution of the Year: Gen-i

Virtualisation and Management Solution of the Year: Datacom

Hosting and Data Centre Solution of the Year: Softsource

Business Intelligence Solution of the Year: Datacom

Web Development Solution of the Year: NV Interactive

Windows Azure Platform Solution of the Year: Intergen

Portals & Collaboration Solution of the Year: Enlighten Designs

Unified Communications Solution of the Year: Gen-i

Windows Phone Solution of the Year: Marker Ltd

Dynamics CRM Solution of the Year: Fujitsu

Dynamics ERP Solution of the Year: Theta Systems

Individual Awards

Solutions Architect of the Year: Dave Fellows (GreenButton)

Partners' Choice CIO of the Year: Matt Tucker (from Les Mills, nominated by Dimension Data)

Partner Awards

MSN Advertising Partner of the Year: OMD New Zealand

MSN Campaign of the Year: Spark PHDIQ

Distributor of the Year: Express Data

Reseller of the Year: Gen-i

Training Solution Experience of the Year: ACE Training

Online Services Partner of the Year: Provoke

Supreme Awards

BizSpark Partner of the Year: GreenButton

Citizenship Solution of the Year: Provoke

Software Exporter of the Year: Vista Entertainment Solutions and GreenButton (draw)

Small Business Solution of the Year: Kinetics Group

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