Microsoft Announces Winners and Finalists of the 2012 Partner of the Year Awards
Awards recognize partners' creativity in solving customer business and technology challenges.
REDMOND, Wash., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. 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 nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company's premier annual event for industry partners, July 8–12 in Toronto.
Nearly 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solution's market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
"We are honored to work with outstanding partners that continue to bring incredible value and innovation to not only the companies they serve, but the entire marketplace," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Congratulations to all the 2012 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. We commend each partner for demonstrating exceptional dedication in addressing the technology and business challenges of its customers."
Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners, is available at
Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year
- Winner: OpenText
- Finalist: Tribold
- Finalist: OSIsoft
- Finalist: Retalix
- Finalist: Fiserv
Alliance Advanced Infrastructure Partner of the Year
- Winner: Citrix
Alliance Application Platform Partner of the Year
- Winner: Accenture/Avanade
Alliance Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year
- Winner: Sogeti
Application Integration Partner of the Year
- Winner: Breeze Training and Consultancy
- Finalist: Codit
Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
- Winner: Invit
- Finalist: Navantis Inc.
Authorized Distributor Partner of the Year
- Winner: ETC
- Finalist: Asahi Electronics Co. Ltd
- Finalist: Daiwabo Information System Co. Ltd.
BizSpark Partner of the Year
- Winner: Soluto
- Finalist: News360
Business Intelligence Partner of the Year
- Winner: Fusionex
- Finalist: Open Text Corp.
- Finalist: Panorama Software Inc.
Citizenship Humanitarian Response Partner of the Year
- Winner: NV Interactive
- Finalist: iLink Systems
- Finalist: YCC Information SYSTEM Ltd.
Citizenship Innovative Nonprofit (NGO) Capacity Building Partner of the Year
- Winner: Olidata
- Finalist: Kinetics Group
- Finalist: Winvision
Citizenship Opportunities for Youth Partner of the Year
- Winner: New Signature
- Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
- Finalist: EACS Ltd.
Communications Market Acceleration Partner of the Year
- Winner: Hewlett-Packard
- Finalist: Enabling Technologies Corp.
- Finalist: Wortell
Communications Technology Partner of the Year
- Winner: Avtex
- Finalist: Aruba Networks
- Finalist: Plantronics Inc.
Content Management Partner of the Year
- Winner: Concurrency Inc.
- Finalist: Dell Inc.
- Finalist: Gimmal
Corporate Account Virtualization Data Center Services Partner of the Year
- Winner: Infront Consulting Group
- Finalist: Dimension Data
Corporate Accounts LAR Partner of the Year