For the Kiwi ICT industry, awards season has arrived as a total of 65 finalists prepare to battle it out in 19 awards, across seven segments for one prize - the 2015 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Award.
Three days out from the awards ceremony, to be held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, each day will feature a full rundown of the competing finalists, in order of categories, offering potential insight into who will claim the coveted awards on March 19.
Competency Awards: Core Infrastructure
Data centre - Finalists:
With nearly 50 years’ experience in technology, Datacom has grown to be one of Asia Pacific’s leading locally-owned IT-based service providers, operating across New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Established in Christchurch in 1965, the company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with expertise and experience in delivering Microsoft solutions across infrastructure and desktop platforms, and with a strong track record in software development.
Recognised with numerous awards from Microsoft - including NZ Large Account Reseller of the Year three times since 2009 - Spark Digital has embraced Microsoft Lync as an enterprise voice platform.
Through its heritage as a leading telecommunications provider, Spark Digital helps customers build and integrate robust Lync Voice platforms alongside or in place of existing phone systems.
Devices and Deployment - Finalists:
Dimension Data has enjoyed a long history of partnership with Microsoft in many countries around the world, including New Zealand.
By combining Microsoft’s technologies with its consulting, integration, managed, and cloud services skills, Dimension Data offers improved support around SharePoint, Lync among others, incorporating a range of Redmond’s cloud services.
Working from a global alliance, Fujitsu focuses on building solutions with Microsoft technologies, partnering with the company to provide infrastructure and business solutions including Business Intelligence, CRM, ERP, Knowledge Management, Messaging, Mobility, Unified Communications, Windows 7 and 8.
As Members of the Microsoft Partner Network, Fujitsu has expertise in Digital Marketing, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship as well as Systems Management and Web Development.