Microsoft announces Australia Partner Awards finalists highlighting cloud transformation innovation

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To showcase the primary examples of partner innovation with Microsoft’s Australian branches, the Australian Partner Conference will be held between September 5-8. The top finalists of the Australia Partner Awards have all showed clear strides to assisting Microsoft with new and emerging technologies. Most specifically, the Cloud and accessibility of products and services. ARNnet reported that Phil Goldie, the Director of Partner Development at Microsoft, said that the “partner network is transforming with the Cloud at its core and it’s having an incredible impact on our customers.”

“From the large national players located in metropolitan areas, to smaller yet equally vital partners in regional Australia; this year’s MAPA submissions are a real showcase of the diverse yet powerfully interconnected tapestry that is our partner network.”

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards consist of a total of 20 outstanding awards for finalists, including:

  • Emerging Partner Award
  • Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award
  • Excellence in Cloud Customer Relationship Management Award
  • Excellence in Cloud Platform Award
  • Excellence in Cloud Productivity Award
  • Excellence in Customer Lifecycle Management Award
  • Excellence in Enterprise Social Award
  • Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation Award
  • Excellence in Learning Award:
  • Excellence in Licensing Award
  • Excellence in Managed Service Award
  • Excellence in Marketing Award
  • Excellence in Mobility and Devices Award
  • Excellence in Regional Area Customers Award
  • Excellence in Small and Mid-Market Cloud Solutions Award
  • Excellence in Solution Sales Specialisation Award
  • Excellence in Surface Resale Award
  • Excellence in Technology Solutions Specialisation Award
  • Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Award
  • Technology for Social Impact Award

Of course, the prize jewel, Winning Together Award has a three-way standoff between Avanade & Sitecore, Modality Systems & Telstra and Velrada Capital Pty Ltd & Sodexo Remote Sites Australia.

With over 200 nominations across all categories, it couldn’t have been easy to narrow down to the few remaining. Winners will be announced during the presentation at the Australian Partners Conference directly after the keynote on September 5th to kick off the event. View the complete lists of finalists for every category on the official MAPA 2016 web page.