In conjunction with technology solutions provider Microsoft's 20th anniversary in Malaysia, 80 of its top local partners have been recognised for their achievements in helping the company contribute to the country's transformation plans.
Speaking on 18 October 2012, Microsoft Malaysia managing director, Ananth Lazarus, said: "As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in the country, we are also 'renewing our vows' to help transform Malaysia together in the areas of education, businesses and lives. We achieve all this through a very robust partner ecosystem."
"In fact, I am proud to note that we have the largest local partner ecosystem with more than 5,000 partners nationwide; all working hard to create value-driven 'Made in Malaysia' IP solutions. Our partners are an integral part to our success and we are proud to honour them," said Lazarus.
He said the partner achievement awards were given to Solution Providers, System Integrators, Distributors and Large Retailers. This year, the honour roll included: Agtiv Consulting; CHASSasia (Malaysia); Fedelis; Fusionex; iDimension Systems; Ingram Micro Malaysia; Iverson Associates; Jardine OneSolution; ReDynamics Asia Systems Management; SNS Network (M); SoftwareONE Experts; and Thunder Match Technology.
Lazarus said that this year, local firm Fusionex was recognised with the Microsoft Global Business Intelligence Partner 2012, marking them as the top Microsoft partner worldwide when it comes to business intelligence solutions, as well as the exclusive Country Partner of the Year award.
"It is a great honour to be recognised by Microsoft with these awards - it is a true testament to how homegrown IT players can aspire and compete even on a global level. Our partnership with Microsoft has been a great and rewarding one and we remain confident of the positive synergy that both our organisations share. We too are committed with Microsoft to help transform Malaysia together," said Fusionex managing director, Ivan Teh.
Appendix: the winning partners
There award categories include: Core Infrastructure Solutions; Business Productivity Solutions; Application Platform Solutions; Office 365, Learning Solutions; Managed Retailer (Central Region); Managed Retailer (Outstation); Distributor - Consumer Channels Group; Value Added Reseller (VAR); Large Account Reseller (LAR); Distributor - Commercial; and Dynamics President Award.
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