Digital transformers dominate Microsoft award contenders

Microsoft New Zealand has announced the finalists for its 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards

Microsoft New Zealand has announced the finalists for its 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards saying the laud the work of the Kiwi IT companies that are leading the efforts to bring digital transformation to New Zealand.

The announcement follows last week’s release by Microsoft of the local results from its survey of Asia Pacific business leaders in which it suggested that the majority of New Zealand’s business leaders believed digital transformation should be a priority, but few were doing anything about it.

Phil Goldie, Microsoft New Zealand’s newly appointed director for small and midmarket solutions and partner group, said the entries reflected how digital transformation had become the top priority for the NZ IT sector.

“The need for Kiwi businesses to transform digitally has never been more urgent, and the work our partner companies are doing across the country is taking New Zealand businesses and organisations on that journey in innovative and forward thinking ways,” Goldie said.

“The quality of entries from the New Zealand partner channel is very high, much like the Australian partner network with whom I have worked with most recently. The judges will have a tough job ahead of them to choose the winning solutions from this year’s crop.”

The winners will be announced on the 11th April 2017 at a dinner event at The Langham in Auckland. There are more than 70 finalists in 22 categories. However finalists in the Internet of Things category are still being determined. The full list is available here.

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