Intervate sweeps the boards at Microsoft Partner Awards

Enterprise Information Management solution provider Intervate has emerged as the major winner at Microsoft’s annual Partner Network Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Johannesburg last night. The annual awards honour Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges during the past year.

Intervate won four awards on the night: Services Partner of the Year, Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year, and Industry Partner of the Year for both Commercial and Public Sector. The other big winner was Ascent Technology, whose two awards included the coveted Managing Director’s award for Partner of the Year.

The finalists in the 21 categories were chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by partners across the country, and the winners were selected on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs.

Three other companies won two awards each. Karabina Business Technology Solutions won the Business Intelligence and Dynamics CRM awards; Gijima was named Deployment Partner of the Year and Messaging and Communications Partner of the Year; and First Technology won the Large Account Reseller of the Year and Volume Licensing Partner of the Year awards.

The Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer,” said Munir Kundakci, head of Small and Midsize Solutions and Partners at Microsoft SA. “We had hundreds of solutions that helped save costs, improve productivity and increase efficiencies.  We are always amazed by the business understanding of our partners and how they use technology for addressing business needs.”

The full list of winners is:

Application Integration Partner of the Year – nVisionIT
Business Intelligence Partner of the Year – Karabina Business Technology Solutions
Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year – Intervate
Core Infrastructure or Private Cloud Partner of the Year – BUI
Corporate Social Responsibility Partner of the Year – CTU Training Solutions
Data Platform Partner of the Year – Ascent Technology
Deployment Partner of the Year – Gijima
Distribution Partner of the Year – Comztek
Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year – Karabina Business Technology Solutions
Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year – AccTech Systems
Hosting Partner of the Year – PwC Exordia
Industry Partner of the Year – Commercial – Intervate
Industry Partner of the Year – Public Sector – Intervate
Large Account Reseller of the Year – First Technology
Learning Partner of the Year – Bytes People Solutions
Messaging and Communications Partner of the Year – Gijima
Software Asset Management Partner of the Year – Business Connexion
Services Partner of the Year – Intervate
Volume Licensing Partner of the Year – First Technology
SMB Customer Partner of the Year – GreenData ICT Solutions
Managing Director’s Partner of the Year – Ascent Technology