Amongst the glare of the spotlight in the technology industry, it's often the big players -- the Microsofts, the Googles and the Apples of the world - that tend to get the most attention. But there are many quiet achievers and unsung heroes that walk among us. They work with tireless energy and passion to bring Microsoft technology alive and help drive amazing levels of innovation and transformation in organisations across Australia.

In Australia, Microsoft works with a community of over 14,000 partners and late yesterday afternoon, at our annual Partner Conference, Pip Marlow, Managing Director, and Dean Swan, Partner Director, announced the winners of the 2013 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPAs). Put simply, these awards recognise and celebrate the hard work, dedication and innovation that our local partners deliver to their customers. Spanning 24 categories, this year's MAPA winners are:

 

Application Development Partner of the Year
Winner
Readify - “Webjet embraces touch to reimagine the travel booking experience”

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year
Winner
WARDY IT Solutions - “Rebuilding Qld with SQL Server Business Intelligence”

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year
Winner
nSynergy – ‘NSynergy Group’

Communications Partner of the Year
Winner
Ensyst – “Ensyst, a global leader in Microsoft communications”

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year
Winner
eSavvy – “eSavvy, Microsoft Dynamics CRM”

Data Platform Partner of the Year
Winner
WARDY IT Solutions – “Core-Banking Platform Migration from Oracle to SQL Server”

Device Partner of the Year Award
Winner
Dell Australia – “XPS 12”

Devices and Deployment (Desktop) Partner of the Year
Winner
Dilignet – “Dilignet Desktop Deployment QuickStart”

Distributor Partner of the Year Award
Winner
Ingram Micro Australia – “SMB Reach & Yield Programs”

Education Partner of the Year Award
Winner
Object Consulting – “Talking Education to Azure”

Enterprise Partner of the Year
Winner
Data#3

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year
Winner
Sable Systems – “CPG Process and HomeBuilderONE”

Health Partner of the Year
Winner
Ocean – “Multiprac IC and SH”

Large Account Reseller (LAR) Partner of the Year
Winner
Insight

Learning Partner of the Year
Winner
DDLS – “Rebooting Microsoft Training with Wave 15 courses”

Management and Virtulisation Partner of the Year
Winner
Dimension Data – “One Cloud for Enterprises”

Public Cloud Partner of the Year: Enterprise Customers (Corporate Accounts and Enterprise Partner Group)
Winner
Object Consulting – “Devices and Services Partner”

Public Cloud Partner of the Year: Small and Medium Business (SMB)
Winner
Paradyne – “Office 365 Deployment Accelerator”

Public Cloud Partner of the Year
Winner
Ensyst – “Ensyst Cloud Accelerate”

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Winner
The Birchman Group – “Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS)”

SaaS Hosting Partner of the Year
Winner
iiNet – “iiNet Hosted Exchange”

Server Platform Partner of the Year
Winner
Thomas Duryea Consulting – “Server 2012 Implementation and Assessment”

Small Business Partner of the Year
Winner
XCentral – “End-to-end IT Infrastructure rebuild for Clarke Murphy Print”

Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year
Winner
Insight – “Software Asset Management”

 

Check out photos from the ceremony here on ARN.

Ben Tan, Corporate Communications