Microsoft fetes South African distributors at annual Partner Awards




Microsoft South Africa hosted its annual virtual Partner Awards recently to recognise and reward the excellent performance, resilience and innovation of its partners, particularly in the face of ongoing challenges presented to businesses across the country.

“Our diverse partner ecosystem is critical to launch products and services, and build skills that enable the widespread digital transformation required to remain relevant and keep up with the rapid pace of change in today’s world,” says Lionel Moyal, Global Partner Solutions Director, Microsoft South Africa.

“Partnership and collaboration are the key to success in an operating climate where the technologies we’re introducing, and the innovation and transformation that we’re achieving with customers, are all new – and as such need to empower our customers as they digitally transform their businesses.”

Against this backdrop, Gijima Holdings was announced as this year’s MD Partner of the Year.

Gijima Holdings is one of South Africa’s leading ICT companies, specialising in cloud technologies, and enterprise solutions and services to improve productivity, increase efficiency and drive better customer engagement.

The organisation is a South African Microsoft Gold Partner, and winner of ten Microsoft Partner Network awards since 2012. This includes being named the 2016 Microsoft Messaging and Communications Partner of the Year, and finalists in the Data Centre and Cloud Productivity categories.

It is also the first South African organisation to have earned the Microsoft Advanced Specialisation: Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure certificate. The certificate is awarded to partners recognised for their knowledge and skill within Microsoft Azure, particularly around migrating Windows-based workloads to Azure.

“Gijima Holdings and our other 2021 finalists and winners have shown that they have the mindset and agility needed to adapt to and meet customer needs and demands in an ever-changing world. We are excited to continue working with our network of partners to accelerate transformation that has tangible results and benefits our customers and their wider communities,” says Moyal.

Partner of the Year award finalists and winners:

CATEGORY FINALISTS WINNER
MD’s Partner of the Year Gijima Holdings Ltd
New or Emerging ISV Partner of the Year –  The Awareness Company 

–  iiDENTIFii

–  Magic Orange Ltd

 

iiDENTIFii
New or Emerging Services Partner of the Year InfoVerge Solutions Ltd
Modern Work Partner of the Year –  4Sight Acctech 

–  BUI

–  Cloud Essentials Ltd

–  Mint Group

–  Omega Digital Services Ltd

Mint Group
Security Partner of the Year –  BUI 

–  Netsurit

–  Phakamo Tech

BUI
Azure Infrastructure Partner of the Year –  BUI 

–  Gijima Holdings Ltd

–  Netsurit

BUI
Data & Analytics Partner of the Year –  Altron Karabina 

–  Ascent Technology Ltd

–  Nebula

Altron Karabina
Artificial Intelligence Partner of the Year –  iiDENTIFii 

–  Mint Group

–  Praelexis

Praelexis
Application Development Partner of the Year –  4Sight Acctech 

–  Altron Karabina

–  Tangent IT Solutions

Tangent IT Solutions
Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year Just Dynamics Software Solutions Ltd
Dynamics Customer Engagement Partner of the Year –  Enterprisecloud 

–  EY

–  Mint Group

Enterprisecloud
Dynamics Finance & Operations Partner of the Year –  Decision Inc. 

–  nKusi-IT

–  KPMG

–  Parity Software Ltd

Parity Software Ltd
Business Applications Power Platform Partner of the Year –  4Sight AccTech 

–  Mint Group

–  Ukuvuma Solutions

Mint Group
CSP Indirect Provider of the Year –  First Distribution 

–  Liquid Intelligent Technologies

–  Tarsus on Demand

Tarsus on Demand
Commercial Channel Partner of the Year –  Altron Karabina 

–  NTT Dimension Data

–  First Technology Group

NTT Dimension Data
Microsoft Consulting Services Partner of the Year –  BUI 

–  Gijima Holdings Ltd

–  Mint Group

Mint Group
Industry Solution – Public Sector Partner of the Year –  Mint Group 

–  Boxfusion

Boxfusion
Industry Solution – FSI Partner of the Year –  InQuba 

–  Praelexis

–  SilverBridge

InQuba

 

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