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May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013. The annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Award winners and finalists, chosen from global nominations, will be recognized at the 2013
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company's premier annual event for industry partners, July 7–11 in
This year, there were 44 awards that celebrated each core partner competency, including cloud technology, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications, as well as entrepreneurial spirit, citizenship and sales excellence. More than 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solutions' market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
"The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer," said
Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "We applaud each of our partners for demonstrating exceptional dedication in working to solve the most pressing technology challenges facing our mutual customers today. Congratulations to each award winner on this recognition."
Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the 95 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2013, is available at
Office/SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year
Winner: Dell Software Inc.
Windows 8 App Developer Partner of the Year
Winner: Posh Consulting
Finalist: Dell Inc.
Finalist: Laserbiomed s.r.l.
Humanitarian Response Citizenship
Finalist: Systemgroup Consulting Inc.
Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship
Winner: Dell Inc.
Finalist: CHH Enterprises Inc. (d/b/a New Signature)
Cloud Partner of the Year
Finalist: SADA Systems
Cloud Partner of the Year — Enterprise Customers
Winner: Object Consulting
Finalist: Online Services Corp.
Finalist: Vision Software S.A.
Cloud Partner of the Year — Small and Medium Business
Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year — Developed Markets
Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year — Emerging Markets
Winner: ISA Technologies
Finalist: Pris Software
Finalist: Asteor Software Private Ltd.
Application Development Partner of the Year
Finalist: OneBe Inc.
Application Integration Partner of the Year
Winner: Dapasoft Inc.
Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
Winner: Sogeti Nederland B.V.
Finalist: EXTEND SOLUTIONS SA DE CV
Business Intelligence Partner of the Year
Winner: Bismart Business Intelligence Specialist
Finalist: Slalom Consulting
Finalist: Bitscape Infotech
Data Platform Partner of the Year
Winner: WARDY IT Solutions
Finalist: Simpson Associates Information Services
Finalist: CSK WinTechnology
Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year
Winner: NC4 and 6th Street Consulting (joint partnership)
Communications Partner of the Year
Winner: Dimension Data
Finalist: Unify Square
Messaging Partner of the Year
Finalist: Binary Tree
Finalist: Processor Informatica SA
Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year
Winner: UMT Consulting Group LLC
Finalist: Campana & Schott
Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year
Winner: Data#3 Ltd.
Finalist: CompuCom Systems Inc.
Identity and Access Partner of the Year
Winner: Oxford Computer Group
Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year
Finalist: Dimension Data
Server Platform Partner of the Year
Finalist: Outsourcery Ltd.
Finalist: DataCore Software
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year
Finalist: CRM Partners
Finalist: Customer Effective
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year
Finalist: Hitachi Solutions America Ltd.
Digital Marketing Partner of the Year
Winner: Advance Digital
Finalist: EXTEND SOLUTIONS SA DE CV
Distributor Partner of the Year
Winner: Daiwabo Information System Co. Ltd.
Finalist: ALSO A/S
Hosting Partner of the Year
Winner: SherWeb Inc.
Finalist: Global Micro
Learning Partner of the Year
Winner: Global Knowledge
Finalist: QA Ltd.
Finalist: NetCom Learning
Finalist: New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Mobility Partner of the Year
Finalist: Blink Systems Assessoria e Informática Ltda
OEM Hardware Partner of the Year
Winner: THIRDWAVE Corp.
Finalist: Avangard LLC
Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year
Winner: Crayon AS
Finalist: Atea Sverige AB
Finalist: Servicios Especializados en Recursos Informáticos SA de CV
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