Networking vendor, Aruba Networks, celebrated the 2016 achievements of its top performing A/NZ partners at the annual Atmosphere A/NZ Conference at the Gold Coast.
In front of a crowd of 500 industry attendees, the eight award categories recognised service excellence across key verticals, increased market share and superior offering and growth in the regional market.
“As a channel-first organisation, our partners and resellers are the backbone of our business, and tonight we are honoured to celebrate their achievements,” said Aruba channel sales director A/NZ, David Elliott.
“The year has been one of phenomenal growth and development for the Aruba business. We continue to more aggressively capture market share, and we have seen a very positive response from our partner community.”
“With the recent release of our Mobile First Platform and Network-as-a-Service offerings, as a business, we continue to innovate to ensure our partners can arm their customers with mobile-first technology to support the digital workplace,” he said.
Meet this year's winners…
Specialist network integrator, Matrix CNI saw a double-win, crowned as Aruba A/NZ Partner of the Year and ClearPass Partner of the Year.
“We are honoured to be named Aruba ANZ Partner of the Year for 2016. Our sales and engineering staff spend countless hours training to ensure we can deliver the best services to our customers, so this award is a testament to our team’s capabilities,” said Matrix CNI managing director, Deni Saupin.
“Innovation is at the heart of our business, and we are fortunate to have customers that recognise this. Working with Aruba, an industry leader in wired and wireless technology, ensures that together we are always at the forefront of technology and innovation,” he added.
Cloud and managed service provider, Vizstone, was recognised as the Digital Workplace Solution Partner of the Year.
Melbourne-based IT services and consulting provider, Honeylight Consulting, was crowned Education Partner of the Year.
Wi-Fi and networking specialist, NetWireless, picked up the award for Retail Partner of the Year.
Systems integrator, Dimension Data, received the award for Healthcare Partner of the Year.
Systems integrator, Accucom, won the Technical Excellence Award for 2016.
Systems integrator, Data#3 was celebrated as the winner of Best Partner Initiative for the year.