Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Winners Announced

Reseller news is proud to host the 2017 ICT Industry Awards to celebrate and reward excellence in ICT. Now in their third year the Awards will celebrate the industry's thriving performers.

Reseller News has been tracking, reporting on and championing the New Zealand ICT Industry for two decades, and the channel remains strong, dynamic and optimistic. This will be evident at the 2017 Awards ceremony on the 11th October as our industry is applauded by its peers, when leading ICT organisations and outstanding professionals are recognised for their excellent work and performance.

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2017 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards: And the winners are...

Reseller News congratulates all winners and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations.

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

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: M2MOne
  • WINNER: Resilient IT

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


VENDOR

Hardware Vendor

  • WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: HP

Software Vendor

  • WINNER: Veeam Software
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

Specialist Vendor

  • WINNER: Trend Micro
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kaspersky Lab

Cloud Vendor

  • WINNER: Microsoft
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amazon Web Services

Telecommunications Vendor

  • WINNER: Spark
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Enghouse Interactive


DISTRIBUTOR

Hardware Distributor

  • WINNER: Ingram Micro
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Exeed

Software Distributor

  • WINNER: Dicker Data
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Cloud Distributor

  • WINNER: Westcon-Comstor
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: rhipe

Best Distributor Initiative

  • WINNER: Arrow ECS NZ
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westcon-Comstor

Arrow wins this award in recognition of Ignite, a channel development framework designed to deliver measurable sales results by focusing on leading growth indicators. At its core, Arrow Ignite has helped build a strong and well enabled channel community.


COMMUNITY

Sustainability

  • WINNER: APC by Schneider Electric
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Base 2

APC by Schneider Electric wins this award for operating with sustainability at its core, working with organisations to help custom-build high-performance sustainable facilities that decrease energy footprints.

Corporate Citizenship

  • WINNER: Spark
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: NSP

Spark wins this award for addressing New Zealand’s digital divide through Spark Jump, a pre-paid broadband solution with a free modem for eligible families with school-aged children who cannot afford broadband at home.

Channel Champion

  • WINNER: Diljit Bolla (Dimension Data)

Diljit wins this award as a true champion of the channel, operating as an unsung hero across the Dimension Data business. Diljit has led a number of charitable initiatives at the company, helping raise over $30,000 towards delivering bicycles to underprivileged children through Variety New Zealand.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Channel Manager

  • WINNER: Paul Bowkett (Microsoft)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blair Strahan (HP)

Paul wins this award following a year of great achievement in the Kiwi channel. Under Paul’s guidance, Microsoft has grown its channel ecosystem in New Zealand, from around 1000 partners to 1260 unique partners selling cloud solutions.

Technical Excellence

  • WINNER: Joao Almeida (Lenovo)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris van der Wal (Softsource)

Joao wins this award for demonstrating in-depth solution knowledge, in both legacy solution design as well as in emerging technologies. During the past 12 years, this has helped the business win new opportunities in the local market.

Management Excellence

  • WINNER: Jo Haanstra (Duo)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cedric Edwards (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Jo wins this award for demonstrating outstanding management excellence. During the past 12 months, Jo directed her sales team to a 176 per cent revenue growth, while also on-boarding new staff and vendors.

Sales Excellence

  • WINNER: Sanjeet Bal (Computer Concepts Limited)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Melita Brooke (Westcon-Comstor)

Sanjeet wins this award for successfully leading the Wellington engagement with Spark, helping contribute to the signing of a five-year customer agreement, worth more than $10 million.


CHANNEL CHOICE

Hardware Vendor

  • WINNER: HP

Software Vendor

  • WINNER: Malwarebytes

Distributor

  • WINNER: Exeed

Partner

  • WINNER: Acquire


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

  • Mark Baker 
  • Justin Tye 
  • Andrew Allan


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017

Date/Time

Wednesday, 11th Oct 2017 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue

The Langham Hotel 83 Symonds St Auckland Auckland New Zealand

Sponsored by

  • Exeed
  • Arrow ECS
  • Ingram Micro
  • Westcon-Comstor
  • Juniper Networks
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Exclusive Networks
  • rhipe
  • Cisco
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • Dicker Data
  • Lenovo
  • StorageCraft
  • IBM
  • APC by Schneider Electric
  • HP
  • Malwarebytes
  • VMware
  • Dell EMC
  • SolarWinds MSP
  • Veeam