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Dimension Data Awarded Three Microsoft Global Partner Awards for 2006

  • 26 July, 2006 10:00

<p>Dimension Data is Microsoft 2006 Global Advanced Infrastructure Technology Innovation Partner of the Year</p>
<p>Dimension Data’s Australian business was recently recognised for its technological innovative achievements with three global Microsoft(R) Partner Awards at Microsoft's 2006 Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston earlier this month. The awards included Technology Innovation Partner of the Year, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions for Dynamic Desktop Deployment solution and two global customer awards, recognising the achievements of specific work undertaken with clients. In addition, Dimension Data received an Asia-Pacific award for Excellence in Partnering.</p>
<p>“Dimension Data has demonstrated technology innovation excellence with their Dynamic Desktop Deployment solution,” said Mark Hill, Microsoft Corp.’s general manager of Sales Excellence. “The combination of their technology innovation and passionate commitment to client satisfaction positioned Dimension Data as leaders in this category. When partnering with Dimension Data, Microsoft has been consistently impressed by their consultants’ professionalism, commitment and deep understanding of Microsoft infrastructure technology.”</p>
<p>This current global recognition for Dimension Data follows two previous Microsoft Partner Program Awards for the Australian business – global finalist in 2004 in the security category and global winner of the Security Solutions - Sales and Marketing category in 2005.</p>
<p>"Being successful in implementing leading Microsoft technologies is dependent on having quality people who understand the technology and are experts in their field. These awards are testament to Dimension Data’s world class intellectual property and skills in application integration, systems management and desktop deployment services,” commented Steve Nola, Australian CEO, Dimension Data.</p>
<p>Capturing three prestigious Microsoft global partner awards in 2006, Dimension Data was recognised in the following categories:</p>
<p>Technology Innovation Partner of the Year, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions
Awarded for Dynamic Desktop Deployment</p>
<p>Global Winning Customer Award
Awarded for Dimension Data’s AUSTAR Desktop Win-back Project (Dynamic Desktop Deployment solution)</p>
<p>Custom Development Solutions Specialisation Award
Awarded for Compliance Management System developed by Dimension Data Australia’s Application Integration solutions group</p>
<p>“The three global awards are the highest recognition that Dimension Data could receive from Microsoft. It is a great achievement and excellent recognition of our work,” said Nola.</p>
<p>“The global award for our Compliance Management System will give our clients confidence that Dimension Data can not only provide the best core infrastructure skills around Microsoft technologies, but exceptional capabilities with business-focussed, customised solutions using key collaboration technologies from Microsoft and other technology partners,” commented Brian Walshe, national Microsoft practice manager, Dimension Data.</p>
<p>“The Dynamic Desktop Deployment solution uses a combination of exceptional technical capability with smart technology. The Microsoft award is great recognition of Dimension Data’s investment in developing solutions around better desktop deployment and management, providing world class results, and success in addressing major pain points for our clients,” said David Hanrahan, national business manager, Dimension Data.</p>
<p>In addition, Dimension Data was Asia Pacific winner and global finalist in two categories - Sales &amp; Marketing Partner of the Year, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (for
Dynamic Desktop Deployment) and Sales &amp; Marketing Partner of the Year, Custom Development Solutions (for Compliance Management System).</p>
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<p>About Dimension Data
Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build and support their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions.</p>

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