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Australia and New Zealand, 30 August 2018 – Polycom, part of Plantronics, (NYSE: PLT) has announced the winners of its first Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Polycom Partner Awards during a night of celebration at the Palazzo Versace Hotel on Australia’s Gold Coast. Major winners on the night included Telstra Corporation who won the highly coveted ‘ANZ Partner of the Year’, Insync Technology who won the ‘ANZ Solution of Excellence Award’ and IComm Australia, who received the ‘ANZ Centre of Excellence Award’. New kid on the block, Data#3, won the ANZ Rising Star Award.
“Polycom and Plantronics value and invest in our partners in Australia and around the world because they are critical to delivering our collaboration and communication experiences to companies and people, so they can create real connections that drive innovation, productivity, and fun,” said Nick Tidd, Vice President, Global Channels for Polycom and Plantronics. “The ANZ Polycom partner community is a highly skilled, motivated and entrepreneurial group of go-getters and their success is ultimately our success.”
During the awards ceremony, Polycom recognised those partners that demonstrated their ability to stay out in front of the digital transformation curve, delivering the highest level of expertise in implementing Polycom’s collaboration solutions. This included delivering best-in-class performance, exceptional sales results and solution longevity and success for customers. In addition to recognising its go-to-market partners, Polycom honoured its leading distribution partners and alliance partners for demonstrating unique and innovative approaches to implementing customer applications that extend the value of the Polycom Solutions in a range of customer environments.
Tina Bandilovski, Polycom ANZ Channel Director comments, “Our strategy relies heavily on our ability to work in sync with our partners to address the rapidly changing dynamics of the modern workplace. We are extremely pleased to be able to recognise and celebrate the success of our top-performing partners across the region at our first ANZ Polycom Partner Awards.”
The awards event also marked the grand finale of ASCEND 2018, Polycom’s first ANZ Partner Summit, held at Sofitel Broadbeach from the 28th to 30th August 2018. The conference was a chance for Polycom and its partners to connect, collaborate and celebrate. It was also an opportunity for Polycom and Plantronics executives to share more insights on the exciting future for ANZ channel partners as Polycom and Plantronics combines two great channel programmes into one. A move that Nick Tidd explained would put Polycom in an even better place to deliver increased investment and value added support that would ultimately deliver more market opportunities for partners.
The full list of winners of the inaugural 2018 ANZ Partner Awards are as follows:
ANZ Partner of the Year Award Telstra Corporation Limited – This award spotlights Partners that have achieved excellence in multiple areas, including but not limited to innovation, revenue, joint campaigns and strategic alignment
ANZ Centre of Excellence Award IComm Australia Pty Ltd– This award spotlights partners that have built Centre’s of Excellence that showcase Polycom
ANZ Solution of Excellence Award Insync Technology Pty Ltd – This award spotlights Innovation Partners and their creative approach to solution selling
ANZ Rising Star Award Data#3 Limited– This award acknowledges new and or up and coming Polycom Partners provide complex UC solutions incorporating Voice and Video interoperability.
Service Provider of the Year Australia: Telstra Corporation Limited– This award spotlights Service Providers who provide a voice, video and interop service across New Zealand: Spark New Zealand Trading Limited - This award spotlights Service Providers who provide a voice, video and interop service
System Integrator of the Year Australia: Dimension Data Australia Pty Ltd - This award spotlights partners that successfully integrated Polycom solutions with a UC New Zealand: SmartPresence Limited- This award spotlights partners that successfully integrated Polycom solutions with a UC platform
Distribution Partner of the Year Australia: Transition Systems Australia – This award acknowledges excellence in distribution New Zealand: Ingram Micro NZ -This award acknowledges excellence in distribution
Award nominations were reviewed by a panel of Polycom executives from Australia and New Zealand.
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