IBM partner award winners announced

IBM partner award winners announced

CDP takes supreme prize at Auckland event

Information management specialist CDP was named the supreme winner of the 2010 IBM Business Partner Awards at a ceremony Thursday night. The company was recognised for a project it undertook with Advanced Metering Services, a company that provides electric metering services in Australia and New Zealand.

"This project represents what can be achieved with a healthy mix of vision, technology, expertise and hard work," says Raymond Skoglund, IBM New Zealand's channel manager. "Working together to build an incredibly complex business intelligence solution, both IBM Business Partner CDP and client Advanced Metering Services have shown that new intelligence can be harnessed to help solve global issues."

The ceremony, hosted by NZICT CEO Brett O'Riley, marked the fifth year that IBM has partnered with Reseller News to recognise the work of IBM partners in the New Zealand channel. Winners were presented plaques and gave short speeches in the hour long ceremony.

"Tonight is about celebrating our business partners and recognising innovation in New Zealand," Skoglund said in his opening comments. "I would like to thank all the partners and distributors who entered the awards."

The complete list of winners for the 2010 awards, in the order they were presented, are:

Rookie of the Year – Integration Works Ltd/Fulton Hogan

Best Co-Marketing, Highly Commended – CDP

Best Co-Marketing – Maclean

Dynamic Infrastructure – Integral Axon / Juken New Zealand

Green and Beyond – Plan-b / BMW

SmartWork – Cortell / Delegat’s Wine Estate

New Intelligence, Highly Commended – Business Intelligence Systems Software / Silverton Casino Lodge

New Intelligence – CDP / Advanced Metering Services

People’s Choice Reseller – Ryan Balemi, Pulse IT

People’s Choice Distributor – Brendan Patterson, Ingram Micro

Superme Winner – CDP

Reseller Newswill include an insert in its March 18 issue providing full coverage of the awards, with photographs and descriptions of all the winning projects. We will also be posting photographs of the event and cocktail reception on our website in the coming days.

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