18 Jan 2021
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Inaugural Microsoft APAC Partner Awards winners announced

Microsoft has named the winners of its inaugural APAC Partner Awards 2020. 

rhipe was announced as the winner of the APAC Services Partner of the Year category.

Adobe Systems took home the APAC Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year award.

NTT Data was named the APAC Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year

Celebrating the achievements of the Microsoft partner community across Asia Pacific, these awards recognise regional partners who have demonstrated leadership and achieved success in delivering exceptional services and solutions built on the Microsoft platform.

The APAC award categories were added this year to recognise success in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions among the massive boost that the global IT industry has seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Each year, we recognize and celebrate the achievements of our partner community in each of the countries that we operate in Asia Pacific. Yet, the reality is that many of our partners are replicating the customer and community success they deliver in one country to another – sometimes to many more,” says Microsoft Asia Pacific one commercial partner general manager Vivek Puthucode in a blog post announcing the award winners.

“As such, for the first time this year, we introduced three new Asia Pacific Partner Awards categories to recognize outstanding regional partners who have demonstrated business leadership in the region with their innovative and unique services and solutions that are built on the Microsoft platform.”

The full list of finalists in each category is below:

Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year 

Winner:  

Adobe Systems 

Finalists

Check Point Software Technologies 

Hitachi Solutions Asia Pacific 

Global Systems Integrator (GSI) Partner of the Year 

Winner

NTT Data

Finalists

Accenture and Avanade 

Cognizant 

HCL Singapore 

Tech Mahindra 

Services Partner of the Year

Winner

rhipe 

Finalists

Accenture and Avanade 

Adobe Systems 

Ingram Micro Asia 

NTT DATA

Rhipe CEO Dominic O’Hanlon comments on the win saying, “It’s a great honour to receive the APAC Services Partner of the Year Award. We are so proud of our close interdependent working relationship with Microsoft and we will continue to innovate and push the growth boundaries for Microsoft and for our amazing partners. Thank you to all our fantastic staff, partners and incredible colleagues at Microsoft. 

“This recognition by Microsoft is a testament to the strength of the rhipe and Microsoft partnership and our combined unwavering commitment to delivering the best services and solutions to our customers. Thank you to Microsoft for this amazing recognition and congratulations to all the finalists and winners of these awards.”

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