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Lenovo Business Partner Awards: And the winners are...

Synnex Australia has been crowned Lenovo’s ANZ Distributor of the Year at the vendor’s 2015 Business Partner Awards.

The awards gala, held at Opera Point Marquee in Sydney last week, also saw Staples pick up the award for Australian Partner of the Year, while JB HiFi Education Solutions was named Innovative Partner of the Year.

Leading Edge Group took out the New Partner of the Year title, while Brennan IT was Growth Partner of the Year and Meridian IT won Enterprise Business Group Partner of the Year.

Acquire took top honours on the Kiwi front, taking out the award for New Zealand Partner of the Year.

The annual awards recognise ‘outstanding’ achievements of Lenovo’s local business partner community.

The night saw Matt Codrington, Lenovo ANZ managing director, praising the accomplishments of the vendor’s ‘highly valued ANZ business partners’ over the past 12 months.

Earlier this year Lenovo revamped its Partner Advantage channel program, offering increased rebates and funded heads.

Fred Viet, Lenovo ANZ channel head, says the changes were sparked by an increasingly competitive, and rapidly evolving IT market where ‘it is imperative that we facilitate resellers in doing business in this changing landscape’.

Earlier this week, Lenovo and Brocade announced they had done an OEM deal which sees Brocade’s Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN solutions being sold through Lenovo and its channel partners.

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