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Rising stars shine at Microsoft NZ 2015 Partner Awards

Rising stars shine at Microsoft NZ 2015 Partner Awards

Wave of new partners challenge the status quo with leading cloud and mobility solutions.

Competency Awards: Core Infrastructure

• Devices and Deployment

Finalists: Datacom, Dimension Data, Fujitsu

WINNER: Fujitsu

“Fujitsu implemented a first of its kind solution for a New Zealand enterprise government agency, with its implementation of Windows 8.1 solution at the Ministry of Primary Industries,” Kendrick says.

“The customer is extremely happy with their Windows implementation, and are well positioned with Windows Phone, Surface Pro 3 and soon to include Windows 10.”

• Datacentre

Finalists: Datacom, Spark Digital

WINNER: Spark Digital

“Spark Digital's work at Downer shows how a change of infrastructure can really improve how a company operates,” Kendrick says.

“The hosted services provided by Revera, a subsidiary of Spark Digital, offer best-in-class private and partner-hosted cloud capability.”

Competency Awards: Application Platform

• Data Analytics

Finalists: Enlighten Designs, Montage, Stellar Consulting, Theta

WINNER: Stellar Consulting

“Stellar Consulting have provided a comprehensive BI platform to their customer, handling the challenge of complex data integration across multiple source systems,” Kendrick comments.

“Their solution for Toyota New Zealand is recognised for the innovation and software development for managing complex Meta data and data integration.

“The customer also benefited from the latest SQL server platform for performance reporting and Analytics.”

• Windows App Developer

Finalists: Lazyworm Apps, Marker Metro, Joint (NV Interactive and Intergen)

WINNER: Marker Metro

“Marker Metro created a Windows 8 application for Plunket that benefited from the strong integration of Dynamics CRM, Azure Active Directory and SQL,” Kendrick adds.

“Plunket’s ability to serve New Zealand children has been revolutionised through functional, user friendly technology.”

Competency Awards: Business Productivity

• Collaboration and Content

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Finalists: Datacom, Enlighten Designs, Intergen, Leapthought

WINNER: Leapthought

“Leapthought's Fulcrum application provides a unique, best-in-class solution for Capital Infrastructure Projects such as those at Auckland Transport,” Kendrick adds.

“These projects are large and complex in nature with multiple government and commercial organisations involved. With Fulcrum, Leapthought is competing in new markets in and outside of New Zealand and utilising the strength of the Microsoft stack.”

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