Microsoft Announces 2011 Partner of the Year Award Winners and Finalists
June 22, 2011
Awards recognize partners’ creativity in solving customer business and technology challenges.

Editor’s note – June 22, 2011 – The press release below was updated following publication to correct an error in the section naming the finalists in the Application Integration Partner of the Year category.

REDMOND, Wash. — June 22, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of the 2011 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 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, July 10–14 in Los Angeles.

More than 3,000 entries were submitted by partners from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“Congratulations to all the 2011 Partner Award winners and finalists. Each of these partners has demonstrated a unique approach and exceptional dedication in addressing the technology and business challenges of its customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “The efforts and expertise of these outstanding partners continue to bring incredible value to the companies they serve and the marketplace as a whole. We are honored to recognize their success.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list including Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wpc.

Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Invensys, United States

  • Finalist: Retalix Ltd., Israel

  • Finalist: Temenos, United Kingdom

Alliance Partner of the Year — Advanced Infrastructure

  • Winner: Citrix Systems Inc., United States

Alliance Partner of the Year — Application Platform

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade, United States

Alliance Partner of the Year — Innovation

  • Winner: Logica, Netherlands

Application Integration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Solidsoft, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: MPS Partners, United States

  • Finalist: QLogitek, Canada

Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Imaginet, Canada

  • Finalist: Centare Group Ltd., United States

  • Finalist: CEI, United States

Authorized Distributor Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Ingram Micro India Ltd., India

  • Finalist: ASBIS, Russia

  • Finalist: M:Portal Ltd., Kazakhstan

BizSpark Partner of the Year

  • Winner: StorSimple, United States

  • Finalist: Artesian Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom

  • Finalist: GreenButton, New Zealand

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Nagnoi Inc., Puerto Rico

  • Finalist: GNet Group, United States

  • Finalist: Slalom Consulting, United States

Communications Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tech Mahindra Ltd., United States

  • Finalist: Decentrix Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Extended Results Inc., United States

Content Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: KnowledgeLake, United States

  • Finalist: Content and Code, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Knowledgetech Consulting Inc., Canada

Data Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: HP, United States

  • Finalist: Fujitsu Ltd., Japan

  • Finalist: Scalability Experts, United States

Desktop Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade, United States

  • Finalist: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: Insight, United States

Digital Marketing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Catapult Systems, United States

  • Finalist: RDA Corp., United States

  • Finalist: Slalom Consulting, United States

Exceptional Sales Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: BlueGranite, United States

  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (I) P Ltd., India

  • Finalist: Quest Software, Canada

Hosting Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rise, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Mamut, Norway

  • Finalist: Nervogrid, Finland

Identify and Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Omada, Denmark

  • Finalist: Edgile Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom

Innovative Customer Advocacy Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PERIFEL, Mexico

  • Finalist: Mimecast, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (I) P Ltd., India

ISV/Software Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global 360, United States

  • Finalist: MOTEX Inc., Japan

  • Finalist: proMX GmbH, Germany

ISV/Software Line of Business Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tagetik, Italy

  • Finalist: NewsGator, United States

  • Finalist: OpenText Corp., Canada

Learning Competency Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Buffa Sistemas, Argentina

  • Finalist: Everonn Education Ltd., India

  • Finalist: Sela, Israel

Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global Knowledge, United States

  • Finalist: QuickStart Intelligence, United States

  • Finalist: the campus GmbH, Germany

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Business Excellence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Zero2Ten Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Pareto Platform Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Rose Business Solutions/RoseASP Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Solution of the Year

  • Winner: proMX GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: ClickDimensions, United States

  • Finalist: CWR Mobility, Netherlands

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Hitachi Consulting, United States

  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade, United States

  • Finalist: Outsourcery, United Kingdom

Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade, United States

  • Finalist: Columbus, Denmark

  • Finalist: KORUS Consulting, Russia

Microsoft Dynamics ERP ISV Solution of the Year

  • Winner: Schouw Informatisering BV, Netherlands

  • Finalist: NovaVision Software, Denmark

  • Finalist: To-Increase, Netherlands

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year

  • Winner: XAPT, United States

  • Finalist: InterDyn AKA, United States

  • Finalist: KCS.net Holding AG, Switzerland

Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: VeriPark, Turkey

  • Finalist: NAVAX Consulting GmbH, Austria

  • Finalist: TRAVIATA, Belgium

Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Scalable Data Systems Pty Ltd., Australia

  • Finalist: KCS.net Holding AG, Switzerland

  • Finalist: TDCI Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace Solution Excellence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: InsideView, United States

  • Finalist: proMX GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: Sonoma Partners, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Client Profiles, United States

  • Finalist: Singhammer IT Consulting AG, Germany

  • Finalist: To-Increase, Netherlands

Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rock Solid Technologies Inc., Puerto Rico

  • Finalist: Hitachi Consulting, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Tribridge, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year

  • Winner: IGNIFY, United States

  • Finalist: Ideaca Knowledge Services, Canada

  • Finalist: New West Technologies Inc., United States

Mid-Market Solution Provider Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Conzultek, Costa Rica

  • Finalist: Hyland Software, United States

  • Finalist: NCI Technologies, United Kingdom

Mobility Business-to-Business Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CWR Mobility, Netherlands

  • Finalist: PreEmptive Solutions LLC, United States

  • Finalist: Resco, Slovakia

Mobility Business-to-Consumer Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Neudesic, United States

  • Finalist: Blue Dot Solutions, United States

Mobility Partner of the Year

  • Winner: iLink Systems, United States

  • Finalist: CWR Mobility, Netherlands

  • Finalist: Telerik Corp., United Sates

OEM Hardware Reseller Partner of the Year

  • Winner: NCI Technologies, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: CARTIMEX S.A., Ecuador

  • Finalist: Motion Computing, United States

OEM Hardware System Building Partner of the Year

  • Winner: THIRDWAVE CORP., Japan

  • Finalist: Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: MouseComputer Co. Ltd., Japan

Online Services Commercial Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kyoritsu Computer & Communication Co. Ltd., Japan

  • Finalist: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: InfinIT Consulting Inc., United States

Online Services Solution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Slalom Consulting, United States

  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade, United States

  • Finalist: ProActive, Denmark

Outstanding Sales Operations Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Eurodata Systems plc, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (I) P Ltd., India

  • Finalist: Trustmarque Solutions, United Kingdom

Portals and Collaboration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Unique World, Australia

  • Finalist: e-office, Netherlands

  • Finalist: Synteractive, United States

Private Cloud Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO), United States

  • Finalist: Dell Services, United States

  • Finalist: NetApp, United States

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PTC, United States

  • Finalist: SharkPro Software Corp., United States

  • Finalist: TPG The Project Group, Germany

Public Sector, Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Desire2Learn, Canada

  • Finalist: Cornelsen Verlag GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: Janison, Australia

Public Sector, Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Software Innovation, Norway

  • Finalist: Spenta, Spain

  • Finalist: TI-M, Mexico

Public Sector, Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Orangutech Inc., Canada

  • Finalist: Ascribe, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: PointBridge, United States

Public Sector, Public Safety and National Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: GreenLine Systems Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Modularis, United States

  • Finalist: TITUS Inc., Canada

Sales Specialist of the Year

  • Winner: Prashanth Subramanian Quadrasystems.net (I) P Ltd., India

  • Finalist: PERIFEL, Mexico

  • Finalist: Trustmarque Solutions, United Kingdom

Search Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Comperio, Norway

  • Finalist: Hitachi Consulting, United States

  • Finalist: RDA Corp., United States

Server Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CommVault, United States

  • Finalist: Advanced 365 Ltd., United Kingdom

  • Finalist: ITQAN Al-Bawardi Computers, United Arab Emirates

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year

  • Winner: TechGyan, India

  • Finalist: Conamex International Software Corp., Canada

  • Finalist: Syndeo, Mexico

Software Asset Management Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Civica, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: iQuate, Ireland

  • Finalist: Provance, Canada

Software Asset Management Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Softline Trade, Russia

  • Finalist: IQ GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: SoftwareONE, Switzerland

Software Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Wipro Technologies, India

  • Finalist: NetDirect s.r.o., Czech Republic

  • Finalist: Sogeti, United States

Sustainability Partner of the Year

  • Winner: OSIsoft LLC, United States

  • Finalist: Alstom & Infosys, France & India

  • Finalist: Johnson Controls, United States

Systems Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data, South Africa

  • Finalist: Data#3 Ltd., Australia

  • Finalist: Hitachi Consulting, United States

Technical and High Performance Computing Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Milliman MG-ALFA, United States

  • Finalist: GreenButton, New Zealand

  • Finalist: Symscape, United States

Unified Communication Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Polycom Inc., United States

  • Finalist: Jasco, Australia

  • Finalist: ProtonMedia Inc., United States

Unified Communications Market Acceleration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: infoWAN Datenkommunikation GmbH, Germany

  • Finalist: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: Dimension Data, South Africa

Virtualization Partner of the Year

  • Winner: M7 Global Partners, United States

  • Finalist: Bechtle AG, Germany

  • Finalist: Citrix Systems Inc., United States

Visio Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global 360, United States

  • Finalist: ProModel Corp., United States

  • Finalist: X-Visual Technologies GmbH, Germany

Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDW, United States

  • Finalist: Insight, United Kingdom

  • Finalist: SoftwareONE Comércio e Serviços de Informática LTDA, Brazil

Web Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Infusion, Canada

  • Finalist: Extend Solutions, Mexico

  • Finalist: NV Interactive, New Zealand

Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year

  • Winner: GreenButton, New Zealand

  • Finalist: SOFT ONE TECHNOLOGIES S.A., Greece

  • Finalist: T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Germany

Windows Azure Platform SI Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Logica Business Consulting, France

  • Finalist: Cumulux, United States

  • Finalist: INFOSYS LTD., United States

About The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.digitalwpc.com and on the Partner Network home page at http://microsoftpartnernetwork.com.

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