Large integrators Gen-i and Axon have taken finalist spots in a number of categories in this year's local Microsoft Partner Awards, for which nearly 100 entries were received from more than 30 partner firms. Gen-i has taken seven finalist places, including Business Productivity: Enterprise Content Management Solution of the Year, Business Productivity: Portals and Collaboration Solution of the Year, Core Infrastructure Solution of the Year and Reseller of the Year. Axon is a finalist in the Business Productivity: Unified Communications Solution of the Year category, Deployment Partner of the Year, and the Partnering Award, and staff members Geoff Clow and Nigel Burn have won places in the Solutions Star of the Year category.
Intergen and Datacom have also taken several finalist spots, while retailer Dick Smith Electronics features in the Reseller of the Year category.
The awards are announced at a cocktail evening in Auckland on 27 August.
“I’m delighted to see a number of partners selected as finalists for the first time, while many of the organisations that were successful in previous years have again performed strongly in 2009," says Microsoft's partner group director Brent Colbert.
Please go to Resellers New for the full finalist list.