The cream of the channel crop joined together in celebration as Reseller News kicked off its 2015 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards in style in Auckland.
Held at a glittering event at Hilton Hotel, close to 300 ICT industry leaders united to applaud vendors, distributors and reseller partners for their success in the previous 12 months while also acknowledging outstanding individuals and their achievements.
Hosted by Paul Ego in its inaugural year, the packed house celebrated A Night Of Stars in true Kiwi style, loudly cheering its favourites as finalists were announced.
This year, there were three inductees into the Hall of Fame: Westcon’s Dave Rosenberg, HP’s Keith Watson and Datacom’s Scott Green - in the coming weeks Reseller News will present in-depth interviews honouring all three.
Reseller News congratulates all the winners, the finalists and the nominees and thanks our more than 40 judges who gave so generously of their time.
The winners for the 2015 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards are:
Hardware Vendor of the Year - Cisco
Software Vendor of the Year - VMware
Cloud Vendor of the Year - Microsoft
Telecommunications Vendor of the Year - ShoreTel
Hardware Distributor of the Year - Ingram Micro
Software Distributor of the Year - Distribution Central
Cloud Distributor of the Year - Rhipe
Best Distributor Initiative of the Year - Westcon
Large-market Partner of the Year - ViFX
Mid-market Partner of the Year - Origin IT
Small-market Partner of the Year - Acre PC
Best Performance Initiative of the Year - Certus Solutions
Channel Manager - Belinda Appleton, Enghouse Interactive
Technical Excellence - Andrew Gee, Datacom
Management Excellence - Oliver Hill, HP
Service Provider of the Year - Plan B
ISV of the Year - Enterprise IT
Cloud Partner of the Year - Computer Concepts Limited
Sustainability - Ingram Micro
Corporate Citizenship - HP
Channel Champion - Greg Urquhart, Computer Concepts Limited
Distributor of the Year - Exeed
Hardware Vendor of the Year - HP
Software Vendor of the Year - Enghouse Interactive
Partner of the Year - Acquire
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES