Microsoft's Software Development Partner of the Year is Kiandra IT.
The announcement was made at the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards which are part of the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference being led this week at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Kiandra won the award for its Waterwatch Victoria Data Management System, a Cloud-based custom software solution it developed for the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment.
The System allows more than 1500 volunteers to record water quality data that informs waterway managers about the health of Victoria's waterways and helps to identify emerging issues.
The Software Development Partner of the Year Award recognises partners who have delivered exemplary solutions using Microsoft technologies to address the unique business needs and challenges customers face.
Kiandra IT Director - Software Development, Martin Cooperwaite, said, “We are incredibly pleased to be named as a winner for our solution for the Department of Sustainability and Environment. At Kiandra we thrive on providing innovative solutions that enable Government agencies serve the public better, by improving the delivery of services, speeding and smoothing communication between Government and the public, and increasing transparency."
“Our drive and passion for custom software has been instrumental in developing our reputation as one of Australia’s top custom software development houses. This reputation has been formally recognised through our title of Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year for Software Development in 2009 and Software Development finalist in the Microsoft Australian Partner Awards in 2010, and now winning the award in 2011."
In addition to its Microsoft accolades Kiandra has also been ranked as the top 16 Australian company to work for in the 2011 BRW Best Places to Work listing and named as a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards under the Panasonic Medium Business Award category.
Kiandra is a member of the Whole of Victorian Government eServices Panel and was recently appointed to the Western Australian (WA) Government’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Common Use Agreement (CUA) 14008.