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Aussie companies bask in global Microsoft Partner Award glory

By Heather Wright, Thu 4 Jun 2015
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Kloud Solutions and Bizdata have beaten off international competition to be crowned global winners in Microsoft's 2015 Partner Awards, joining Readify on the winners podium.

Kloud was named Microsoft Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year for 2015, while Bizdata was named Business Intelligence Partner of the Year and UXC Eclipse won Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year.

The glory for Kloud didn’t end there, with the cloud consultancy firm also named a finalist for the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Partner of the Year.

As previously reported by ChannelLife, Readify won Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year, and also took out the award for Country Partner of the the Year for Australia.

The awards saw more than 2300 entries from 108 countries for the 43 global awards.

As well as the Kloud, BizData, UXC Eclipse and Readify wins, IComm Australia was a finalist in the Communications Partner of the Year.

Nicki Bowers, Kloud Solutions managing director, says the company is thrilled to be recognised at the global level for its ongoing work with Office 365.

“This award is testament to our hard working team and all of our customers who entrust us with ensuring a safe and prosperous journey to the cloud,” Bowers says.

The Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year award honours a partner who has seen substantial and sustainable growth in deploying Office 365 cloud and hybrid solutions as well as driving customer adoption with high impact and satisfaction.

Phil Sorgen, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group corporate vice president, says Kloud’s dedication to providing outstanding value for mutual customers is a prime example of the excellence Microsoft sees in its talented community of partners.

Sorgen says the awards honour the vendor’s top partners who demonstrate excellence in providing solutions and value to mutual customers.

“This year’s award winners and finalists are among the most innovative our partner ecosystem has to offer,” he adds.

“Congratulations to each winner on this incredible achievement.”

As previously reported by ChannelLife, Readify took out the top country honours for Australia, being named 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Australia.  Readify also took out the global award for Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

The award winners and finalists will be recognised at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Florida in July.

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