The Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards recognise innovative partners who are demonstrating inventive use of digital technology, with the awards open to all Microsoft partners big and small.
The streamlined ceremony saw the awards pivot to a greater focus on customers.
This year’s winners include Lexel Systems for their innovative approach to My Food Bag in the Modern Workplace category.
IT consultancy Theta wins the Cloud for Good Award for their use of Office 365 in collaboration with Emerge Aotearoa, a charitable community health provider.
Another key winner was Datacom for its exceptional Tourism New Zealand solution, which leveraged cloud technology to promote the Land of the Long White Cloud. The solution empowered Tourism New Zealand's employees to promote beautiful Aotearoa more easily no matter where they are.
“This year the judges were incredibly impressed by the high calibre of entries,” says Phil Goldie, Microsoft New Zealand One commercial partner director.
“The winners truly showed a range of Microsoft Partners who are delivering excellent solutions and innovations that are optimising businesses as well as improving people’s lives.”
“Our partners play a crucial role in New Zealand’s IT sector. Whether they are creating new solutions to meet customer demands or providing insightful IT advice, every day they are realising Microsoft’s mission by empowering New Zealand businesses to be trailblazers,” says Goldie.
The full list of 2018 winners are:
Winner & Highly commended list
Modern Workplace Award
Winner Lexel Systems – My Food Bag
Highly Com Intergen – SNAP 365
Applications & Infrastructure award
Winner The Instillery – The Cloud Savings Calculator
Highly Com Umbrellar – Digital Transformation
Data & AI Award
Winner Intergen – Foodstuffs
Highly Com Datacom – Vulcan Steel
Business Applications Award
Winner Theta – Downer facilities maintenance application
Highly Commended – Datacom
Surface Partner Award
Winner The Laptop Company
Channel Development Award
Winner Dicker Data NZ Ltd
Engaging Customers Award
Winner Timely Ltd
Highly Com Datacom – AIA ‘Ava’
Empowering Employees Award
Winner Datacom – Tourism New Zealand
Highly Com Lexel – My Food Bag
Transforming Products Award
Winner NV Interactive – NV Play
Optimising Operations Award
Winner Intergen – AB Equipment
Cloud for Good Award
Winner Theta – Emerge Aotearoa Office 365