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Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - And the winners are…

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - And the winners are…

Power line-up of partners dominate the biggest night on the channel calendar

James Henderson - Editor, Reseller News

James Henderson - Editor, Reseller News

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established and emerging partners on a memorable night in Auckland.

Encapsulating a year of great change for the local market, the highlights of the past 12 months were once again played out on the grandest stage, in front of over 400 of the country’s leading industry figures.

Hosted by Paul Ego, the third awarding of the channel’s finest set the stage for three Reseller News Hall of Fame inductees; Mark Baker; Justin Tye and Andrew Allan.

Keynoted by Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee - Darryl Swann - the packed house at The Langham played host to a milestone occasion.

Reflecting the health of the local channel, more than 40 partners made the final shortlist in 2017, boosted by emerging technology start-ups from across New Zealand.

The end result was the most diverse and wide-ranging partner line-up in the history of the Reseller News ICT Industry Awards, with the biggest night on the channel calendar playing host to the leading innovators of the past 12 months.

Completing the finalist line-up, more than 20 vendor organisations were also in the running, alongside nine distributors.

Reseller News congratulates all winners, finalists and nominees, and thanks a judging panel comprising of over 70 of the industry’s leading influencers.


Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Winners

PARTNER

Large Market Partner

WINNER: Datacom
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Spark

Mid-Market Partner

WINNER: Computer Concepts Limited (CCL)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lexel Systems

Small Market Partner

WINNER: Xero
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NSP

Best Partner Performance Initiative

WINNER: Base 2
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kinetics Group

Base 2 wins this award in recognition of recent work with Cisco, creating the Cyber Armour Managed IT Security Service for SMBs. Since implementing this initiative there has been no customer churn, with billing per client increasing by over 30 per cent.


START-UP

Start-up Specialist

WINNER: Resilient IT
HIGHLY COMMENDED: M2MOne

Start-up Customer Win

WINNER: Consegna

Start-up Entrepreneur

WINNER: Igor Matich (Dynamo6)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ian Baker (ZenContract)

Igor wins this award for overcoming great odds to live the Kiwi Dream. After starting life in war torn Yugoslavia, Igor immigrated to New Zealand aged 15, before founding Dynamo6, now recognised as a leading cloud specialist across the country. 

Start-up Technology

WINNER: AskNicely


HOMEGROWN

Service Provider

WINNER: Plan B
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Computer Concepts Limited (CCL)

ISV

WINNER: Company-X
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Provoke Solutions

Cloud Partner

WINNER: The Instillery
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Softsource

Distributor

WINNER: Duo
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Exeed

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