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Microsoft announces 2018 New Zealand Partner Awards winners

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

New Zealand, 10pm, 21 June 2018 Microsoft New Zealand has celebrated its outstanding local business partners at the 11th annual Microsoft Partner Awards.Outstanding Microsoft New Zealand Partners recognised in new look awards

New Zealand, 10pm, 21 June 2018 – Microsoft New Zealand has celebrated its outstanding local business partners at the 11th annual Microsoft Partner Awards.

The Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards recognise innovative partners who are demonstrating inventive use of digital technology, with the awards open to all Microsoft partners big and small. The streamlined ceremony saw the awards pivot to a greater focus on customers.

This year’s winners include Lexel Systems for their innovative approach to My Food Bag in the Modern Workplace category. And Theta, a New Zealand-based IT consultancy, winning the Cloud for Good Award for their use of Office 365 in collaboration with Emerge Aotearoa, a charitable community health provider.

Another key winner was Datacom for its exceptional Tourism New Zealand solution, which leveraged Cloud technology to promote the Land of the Long White Cloud. The solution empowered Tourism New Zealand’s employees to promote beautiful Aotearoa more easily no matter where they are.

Phil Goldie, Microsoft New Zealand One Commercial Partner Director says, “This year the judges were incredibly impressed by the high calibre of entries. It was a genuine challenge to pick the winners in so many closely contested categories. The winners truly showed a range of Microsoft Partners who are delivering excellent solutions and innovations that are optimising businesses as well as improving people’s lives.”

The judges praised the winners and finalists in this year’s Partner Awards for their outstanding knowledge, skills and innovations that are propelling New Zealand’s technology industry into the future.

“Our partners play a crucial role in New Zealand’s IT sector. Whether they are creating new solutions to meet customer demands or providing insightful IT advice, every day they are realising Microsoft’s mission by empowering New Zealand businesses to be trail blazers,” says Goldie.

The Partner Awards took place at Shed 10 last night, with more than 400 in attendance across a range of sectors.

The full list of 2018 winners are:

Winner & Highly commended list

Modern Workplace Award

Winner Lexel Systems – My Food Bag

Highly Com Intergen – SNAP 365

Applications & Infrastructure award

Winner The Instillery – The Cloud Savings Calculator

Highly Com Umbrellar – Digital Transformation

Data & AI Award

Winner Intergen – Foodstuffs

Highly Com Datacom – Vulcan Steel

Business Applications Award

Winner Theta – Downer facilities maintenance application

Highly Commended – Datacom

Surface Partner Award

Winner The Laptop Company

Channel Development Award

Winner Dicker Data NZ Ltd

Engaging Customers Award

Winner Timely Ltd

Highly Com Datacom – AIA ‘Ava’

Empowering Employees Award

Winner Datacom – Tourism New Zealand

Highly Com Lexel – My Food Bag

Transforming Products Award

Winner NV Interactive – NV Play

Optimising Operations Award

Winner Intergen – AB Equipment

Cloud for Good Award

Winner Theta – Emerge Aotearoa Office 365

Photos of the event are available: here

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