Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT), a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, announced that its U.S. division serving government agencies has been recognized as a 2012 Microsoft U.S. State and Local Government Partner of the Year. The award honors Insight’s innovative use of Microsoft technology in support of public sector agencies and organizations. Winners and finalists were nominated and selected by Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector team working throughout the nation. “Microsoft relies on its network of dedicated partners around the globe to deliver technology solutions that empower public sector missions,” said Vince Menzione, General Manager of U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to recognize Insight as a Partner of the Year for its unwavering commitment to serving customers across the U.S. State and Local Government channel.” Insight was recognized for winning a Western States Contracting Alliance software contract, as well as for significant investments in services capabilities to help U.S. state and local government agencies plan, deploy, operate and refresh Microsoft solutions. This commitment is reflected in the growing number of state and local agencies choosing Insight as their technology partner. "We are honored to win the 2012 Microsoft U.S. State and Local Government Channel Partner of the Year award,” said Insight President and CEO Ken Lamneck. “As one of the leading national providers of government solutions, Insight has helped agencies run more efficiently, to better serve the public, through timely and cost-effective IT solutions for more than 20 years.” “State and local government are being challenged to deliver improved services while simultaneously cutting costs,” said Menzione. “Over the past year, Insight has shown how the innovative deployment of Microsoft technology can transform operations for our government customers.” The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting or technical services on Microsoft systems, or recommend Microsoft technology purchases. Microsoft partners include consulting services providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers (LARs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, value-added resellers and value-added providers.