ChannelLife Australia logo
Story image

Dimension Data, Optus and Telstra big winners at Cisco partner awards

Dimension Data was one of the big winners at the Cisco Partner Insight and Partner Marketing Excellence Awards.

The company took home the Cloud Solution Excellence Partner of the Year Award and the Community Contribution Award, while the company’s Lee Stafford took out the Technical Excellence Award.

Dimension Data Learning Solutions was also named Learning Partner of the Year.

The awards, held ahead of Cisco Live, also saw Ingram Micro named Distribution Partner of the Year, while Dicker Data won Best Distributor Marketing Program. Data#3 was named Software Solutions Partner of the Year, with iiNet claiming Smart and Connected Partner of the Year.

The awards recognised 13 Australian partners across innovation, leadership and achievement. Four companies also received Partner Marketing Excellence awards, recognizing innovative and creative marketing programmes ‘that delivered outstanding business results in 2014’.

Optus also scored a clutch of awards, taking home Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Services Partner of the Year and Best Revenue Marketing Program.

Telstra, meanwhile, claimed Vertical Solution Innovation Partner of the Year and Cloud Partner of the Year with Telstra’s Chis Losco named Alliance Manager of the Year.

Jason Brouwers, Cisco ANZ director of the Partner Business Group, says partners are, and will continue to be one of Cisco’s main priorities ‘as they are the heart of our business model’.

“We are committed to helping our partners grow their business, and are proud to recognise those who have achieved outstanding results,” he says.

“Each of our award winners have been singled out for showing exceptional initiative. Whether it’s delivering outstanding marketing programmes, or bringing the best possible value for their… clients.”

The full list of 2015 Cisco Partner Insight Award winners:

Learning Partner of the Year: Dimension Data Learning Solutions

Cisco Capital Partner of the Year: Optus

Business Services Partner of the Year: Optus

Business Application Platform Partner of the Year : Contexti

Cloud Partner of the Year: Telstra

Cloud Solution Excellence Partner of the Year: Dimension Data

Smart and Connected Partner of the Year: iiNet

Software Solutions Partner of the Year: Data#3

Community Contribution Award: Dimension Data

Internet of Everything Partner of the Year:  Bridge Point Communications

Innovation Partner of the Year: NEC Australia

Innovation Partner of the Year:  Spark Digital New Zealand

Small Business Partner of the Year: Mercury IT

Mid-Market Partner of the Year: Harbour IT

Vertical Solution Innovation Partner of the Year: Telstra

Technical Excellence Award: Lee Stafford, Dimension Data

Alliance Manager of the Year: Chris Losco, Telstra

Distribution Partner of the Year: Ingram Micro Australia

Teaming Excellence Award: Lianne Cummins-Toi, Telstra and John Kent, Cisco

Solutions Delivery Excellence Award: Arthur Thodis, NEC Australia

Partner Marketing Excellence Award winners:

Best revenue marketing program: Optus

Best vertical marketing program: Amcom

Best Cisco Powered marketing program: Data#3

Best Distributor marketing program: Dicker Data

Story image
Rubrik and NetApp extend partnership, offer greater data management solutions
“This extended partnership is game changing for our partners and customers because we will have the ability to offer Rubrik’s modern data protection on top of our industry leading systems, software, and cloud service solutions."More
Story image
Cloud infrastructure spend exceeded $40 billion in Q1 2021 — report
“Cloud emerged as a winner across all sectors over the last year, basically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of lockdowns."More
Story image
Aus public cloud services market to grow to $10.6bn in 2021
Software as a service (SaaS) remains the largest market segment and is forecast to reach A$5.7 billion in Australia in 2021 as the demand for composable applications requires a different type of SaaS experience.More
Story image
Konica Minolta receives a red dot award for its AccurioPress C14000 series production press
Technology company Konica Minolta has received a red dot award, Product Design 2021 for its AccurioPress C14000 series of production presses.More
Story image
Model N and Channelnomics partner to empower channel performance
Built on joint engagements with global high-tech companies, the partnership will pair Model N's channel solutions with intelligence, planning guidance, assessments and feedback from Channelnomics.More
Story image
Adobe makes its mark on digital healthcare innovation
"With every business now a digital business, healthcare organisations rely on digital channels to reach customers with critical information and services in real-time."More