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Microsoft Recognises Partners for Superior Customer Solutions

  • 01 August, 2005 11:30

<p>Sydney, Australia – 1 August, 2005 – Microsoft Australia announced the winners of the 2005 Microsoft Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Partner Awards on Friday evening at the gala dinner of the Microsoft ANZ Partner Conference. The awards recognise Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Gold Certified Partners in ANZ that delivered an exemplary solution for a customer or customers in the 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 time period. Within each solution category the award recognises the partner who has delivered the best solution using Microsoft technologies in addressing that customer business needs and challenges.</p>
<p>“The winners have all demonstrated outstanding use of technology and innovation to deliver business value to customers,” said Ms Kerstin Baxter, Microsoft Australia Partner Group Director.“ It is pleasing to be able to take this opportunity to recognise the great work our partners are doing and at such a high level. We hope that by recognising our partners with these awards they will benefit from seeing their solutions recognised as being at the forefront of their industries.”</p>
<p>More than 60 entries were submitted by partners across 11 categories and the winners are as follows:</p>
<p>Platform Solution of the Year – Professional Advantage</p>
<p>Platform Solution of the Year - Small Business – Change Corporation</p>
<p>Business Productivity Solution of the Year – Citect Corporation</p>
<p>Business Productivity Solution of the Year - Small Business – Brookstone Technologies</p>
<p>Independent Software Vendor Solution of the Year – Icomply</p>
<p>Independent Software Vendor Solution of the Year - Small Business – VertikLS</p>
<p>Microsoft Business Solution Enterprise Resource Planning Solution of the Year – Eclipse Computing</p>
<p>Microsoft Customer Relationship Manager Solution of the Year – Snapdragon Consulting</p>
<p>Microsoft Retail Management System Solution of the Year – PCA NU Systems</p>
<p>Learning Solutions Partner of the Year – New Horizons Brisbane</p>
<p>Australian Distributor of the year – Express Data</p>
<p>All category award winners were entered into two special awards with winners as follows:</p>
<p>Solution of the Year – Citect Corporation</p>
<p>Solution of the Year - Small Business – Change Corporation</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/anzpc</p>
<p>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>Anne Flanagan
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3802 or 0405 082 603
anne@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>www.microsoft.com/australia/presspass</p>

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