The highly contested 12th annual Partner Awards have most versatile mix of Partner entries to date

New Zealand, 16 September 2019 – Finalists for the 12th annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards have now been announced in each of the 12 categories.

Following on from the success of last year’s awards, Microsoft received many outstanding entries, making the finalist selection a tough challenge for the judges.

Some of this year’s most highly contested and sought-after categories include the Modern Workplace and Cloud for Good Awards, celebrating how Microsoft’s Partners have helped their customers transform their workplaces and achieve great things. 

Sarah Bowden, One Commercial Partner Director for Microsoft New Zealand, is delighted with the strength of this year’s entries and the mix of Partners who have put their names forward.

“This year’s Partner Awards are shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet, with a number of Partners entering for the first time. We’ve seen a really pleasing mix of entries from long-standing and new Partners, highlighting the diverse range of amazing work that’s going on across our Partner network.”

Pip Simeon, Partner Marketing Lead at Microsoft New Zealand, encourages all Partners regardless if entered or not to come to the Awards ceremony on Thursday 17th October from 6pm, for a night of fun and glamour.

“The Partner Awards are always a spectacular occasion and this year is no different. Come and enjoy the celebrations, network with your peers and help us raise a glass to the brilliant work all our Partners do every year,” said Pip.  

Adds Sarah: “2019 has been a great year for many of our Partners, and each of our finalists are more than deserving of taking home an award. I would like to thank all of the entrants for taking the time to enter and we look forward to announcing the winners on the night and celebrating their successes.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Auckland on 17 October, 2019. Further information on the awards, including how to purchase tickets to the ceremony, is available at www.msnzpartnerawards.co.nz.

The 2019 finalists are:

Engaging Customers Award

  • Theta
  • Intergen Limited
  • New Era Technology

Business Applications Award

  • DXC
  • Datacom
  • 11Ants Analytics
  • Theta
  • Datacom
  • Magnetism

Channel Development Award

  • Dicker Data NZ
  • New Era Technology
  • Umbrellar
  • Exeed Limited

Azure Innovate Award

  • Parallo
  • Aware Group
  • Valocity
  • ASG Technologies Ltd TPT Group
  • 11Ants Analytics

Modern Workplace Award

  • Telesmart
  • Lucidity Cloud Services
  • DEFEND
  • Intergen Limited
  • DXC
  • Spark New Zealand
  • Enlighten Designs
  • Information Leadership

Cloud for Good Award

  • Securecom
  • DXC
  • Spark New Zealand
  • Enlighten Designs
  • Fusion 5
  • Softsource

Empowering Employees Award

  • Spark New Zealand
  • Datacom
  • Information Leadership
  • Magnetism Solutions
  • Provoke Solutions NZ
  • Securecom

Azure Migrate Award

  • IT360
  • The Instillery
  • Stellar Consulting
  • Provoke Solutions NZ
  • Theta
  • ETP

Optimising Operations Award

  • Intergen Limited
  • Total Utilities Management Group
  • Theta

Surface Partners Award

  • NXP NZ
  • The Laptop Company

Transforming Products Award

  • Umbrellar
  • Advanced Security (TPT Group)
  • 11Ants Analytics
  • Enlighten Designs
  • New Era Technology
  • Datacom
  • Stellar Consulting Group Ltd

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