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Ingram Micro, Data#3 among winners in Symantec awards

Ingram Micro has taken out the Distributor of the Year award at Symantec’s 2015 Pacific Partner Awards in Sydney – the last awards before Symantec splits into two companies later this year.

Ingram Micro Australia was one of six companies honoured by Symantec at the exclusive dinner and awards ceremony last night, with Data#3 taking out Partner of the Year and Datacom winning Managed Service Provider of the Year.

Insentra was named Services Partner of the Year, with Fujitsu Australia Mid-market Partner of the Year and Intalock the Specialised Growth Partner of the Year.

The awards were co-hosted by Paul Simos, Veritas managing director for the Pacific Region, and Edwin Yeo, Symantec vice president of channel sales for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Yeo acknowledged the massive changes Symantec has been undergoing in the past year, as it gears up to become two separate entities, with Symantec handling the security business and Veritas handling the information management business.

“Last year was a transformative year for Symantec, as we announced our unified security and information management strategies, delivered more than 50 products and made the decision to separate Symantec and Veritas into two standalone companies,” Yeo says.

“As we are going through this change, our partners are critical in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our customers and deliver on our commitments.”

Paul Simos says the awards recognise the tremendous contribution of the channel to Symantec and Veritas in the region and reward those partners who have delivered 'outstanding' value to Symantec and its customers.

“We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to working more closely with them throughout the year and achieving greater success for our customers and partners,” Simos says.

The winners were selected based on criteria including overall performance in revenue growth, achievement of Symantec specialisations, joint marketing activities, program adoption, technical expertise and customer service excellence.

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