MICROSOFT South Africa hosted its annual virtual Partner Awards recently to recognise and reward the performance, resilience and innovation of its partners.
“Our diverse partner ecosystem is critical to launch products and services and build skills that enable the widespread digital transformation required to remain relevant and keep up with the rapid pace of change in today’s world,” said Lionel Moyal, Global Partner Solutions Director, Microsoft South Africa.
“Partnership and collaboration are the key to success in an operating climate where the technologies we’re introducing, and the innovation and transformation that we’re achieving with customers, are all new – and as such need to empower our customers as they digitally transform their businesses.”
Against this backdrop, Gijima Holdings was announced as this year’s MD Partner of the Year. It is one of the country’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, specialising in cloud technologies, and enterprise solutions and services to improve productivity, increase efficiency and drive better customer engagement.
The organisation is a South African Microsoft Gold Partner, and winner of ten Microsoft Partner Network awards since 2012. This includes being named the 2016 Microsoft Messaging and Communications Partner of the Year, and finalists in the Data Centre and Cloud Productivity categories.
It is also the first South African organisation to have earned the Microsoft Advanced Specialisation: Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure certificate. The certificate is awarded to partners recognised for their knowledge and skill within Microsoft Azure, particularly around migrating Windows-based workloads to Azure.
“Gijima Holdings and our other 2021 finalists and winners have shown that they have the mindset and agility needed to adapt to and meet customer needs and demands in an ever-changing world. We are excited to continue working with our network of partners to accelerate transformation that has tangible results and benefits our customers and their wider communities,” said Moyal.
All the winners
- Microsoft Modern Work Partner of the Year – Mint Group
- Azure Infrastructure Partner of the Year – BUI
- Data and Analytics Partner of the Year – Altron Karabina
- Artificial Intelligence Partner of the Year – Praelexis
- Security Partner of the Year – BUI
- Business Applications Power Platform Partner of the Year – Mint Group
- Dynamics Customer Engagement Partner of the Year – Enterprisecloud
- Application Development Partner of the Year – Tangent IT Solutions
- Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year – Just Dynamics Software Solutions (Pty) LTD
- CSP Indirect Provider of the Year – Tarsus on Demand
- Dynamics Finance & Operations Partner of the Year – Parity Software (Pty) Ltd
- Commercial Channel Partner of the Year – NTT Dimension Data
- Microsoft Consulting Services Partner of the Year – Mint Group
- Industry Solution – Public Sector Partner of the Year – Boxfusion
- Industry Solution – FSI Partner of the Year – InQuba
- New or Emerging Services Partner of the Year – InfoVerge Solutions (Pty) Ltd
- New or Emerging ISV Partner of the Year – iiDENTIFii
- Managing Director’s Partner of The Year – Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd