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Microsoft Recognises Partner Excellence in Delivering Great Technology Solutions for Australian and New Zealand Customers

  • 26 August, 2004 09:00

<p>Sydney, Australia – 26 August, 2004 – Microsoft last night announced the winners of the Microsoft Australia and New Zealand Partner Conference 2004 Awards. The awards recognise Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have delivered an exemplary solution using Microsoft technologies, to address customer’s business needs and challenges in the 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004 time period.</p>
<p>“The winners have all demonstrated outstanding use of technology and innovation to deliver business value to customers,” said Kerstin Baxter, Microsoft Australia Partner Group Director. “It is pleasing to see the great work our partners are doing both locally and globally, with so many entries coming highly recommended by customers and containing quantified business results,” Ms Baxter said.</p>
<p>More than 65 entries were submitted by partners across ten categories and the winners are as follows:</p>
<p>Microsoft Business Productivity Solution Partner of the Year – Small Business – Brookstone Technologies
http://www.brookstone.com.au/</p>
<p>Microsoft Business Productivity Solution Partner of the Year – Fujitsu Australia
http://www.fujitsu.com/au/</p>
<p>Microsoft Platform Solution Partner of the Year – Small Business – Axxis Technologies
http://axxis.com/</p>
<p>Microsoft Platform Solution Partner of the Year – KAZ Technology Solutions
http://www.kaz-group.com</p>
<p>Microsoft Independent Software Vendor Solution Partner of the Year – Small Business – Vertikls Pty Ltd
http://www.vertikls.com/vertikls/home.asp</p>
<p>Microsoft Independent Software Vendor Solution Partner of the Year – Volante Group
http://www.volante.com.au/</p>
<p>Microsoft ERP Solution Partner of the Year – Scalable Data Systems
http://www.scalableds.com.au/</p>
<p>Microsoft CRM Solution Partner of the Year – Data #3
http://www.data3.com.au</p>
<p>Microsoft Retail Management System Solution Partner of the Year – HPN Solutions
www.hpnsolutions.com.au</p>
<p>Microsoft Learning Solutions Partner of the Year – Excom Education
www.excom.com.au
Other key winners decided at the conference include:</p>
<p>Microsoft Australian Distributor of the Year – Partner Choice – Express Data and Tech Pacific
www.expressdata.com.au
www.techpac.com</p>
<p>Microsoft Large Account Reseller Sales Excellence Award – Data#3 and Axon Computer Systems Limited in New Zealand
http://www.data3.com.au
www.axon.co.nz/</p>
<p>Microsoft Large Account Reseller Operational Excellence Award – Software Spectrum Pty Limited and Computerland New Zealand</p>
<p>Microsoft Partner Solution of the Year – Small Business – HPN Solutions
www.hpnsolutions.com.au</p>
<p>Microsoft Partner Solution of the Year – Volante Group
http://www.volante.com.au/</p>
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<p>About Microsoft’s Australia and New Zealand Partner Conference
Microsoft’s Australia and New Zealand Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Australia and New Zealand Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/events/anzpartnerconference/.
About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.</p>
<p>For further information:
Stephen Rodi
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3828 or 0416 008 500
stephen@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>Shannon Rudd
Product PR Manager
Microsoft Australia
Ph: 02 9870 2451 or 0410 533 055
shannr@microsoft.com</p>

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