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Microsoft Announces 2011 Partner of the Year Awards

Microsoft on Wedneday announced its 2011 Partner of the Year award winners and finalists.

The annual awards are intended to recognize solutions that solved customer problems. Microsoft said it received 3,000 entries from over 100 countries. In all, there were 68 categories.

"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 Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group, in a statement. "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."

Below are the award winners:

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: Computer Enterprises Inc., 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

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on June 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM