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Kiwis crowned at Microsoft partner awards

24 Jun 10

Express Data New Zealand scooped Worldwide Distribution Partner of the Year, ahead of 53 companies from around the globe, while Intergen was awarded Microsoft Country Partner of the Year.

Microsoft says this is the first time New Zealand companies have won at the global awards.

“We want to congratulate the New Zealand 2010 Partner Award finalists and winners for delivering such creative and superior Microsoft solutions and services and stamping the New Zealand name on these awards,” said Kevin Ackhurst, Country Manager for Microsoft New Zealand.

“It’s incredible to see the level of expertise our partners continue to exhibit as they create and deliver innovative solutions and services to grow their businesses, meet customer needs and drive down costs. We are proud to be able to work with such creative and dedicated companies.”

Express Data New Zealand’s GM Sales and Marketing, Paul Plester, said that winning the award is like New Zealand winning the World Cup, for business. “As a Microsoft distributor, we are focused on ensuring our resellers do the best possible Microsoft licensing for their customers, and have developed world leading systems and processes to ensure businesses in New Zealand (and Australia) purchasing Microsoft products experience service at least as good as anywhere in the world.”

Intergen MD, Tony Stewart, added, “We are extremely proud of our Microsoft relationship and recognise that it is central to everything we do. To win this kind of award is a major endorsement of our work and recognition of a key part of our strategy – we do well when Microsoft does well. Intergen has always been exclusively dedicated to Microsoft technologies, and it is extremely rewarding for us to see the growing depth and breadth of our relationship with Microsoft and the ongoing successes we both achieve when working so closely together on so many levels.”