NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the global specialist IT solutions and services provider, today announced it has won two 2012 Microsoft Global Partner awards, including Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year, and Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of client solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Peter Menadue, Dimension Data's group general manager, Microsoft Solutions said, "Dimension Data is proud to receive these awards. Being recognized for extraordinary achievement for our work with Microsoft Exchange; migrating our clients from competitive platforms, optimizing existing deployments, and moving clients to the cloud – as well as delivering compelling Microsoft Learning solutions – confirms our dedication to addressing our clients' business needs with innovative offerings based on Microsoft technologies."
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. Dimension Data was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Messaging.
The Global Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year award recognizes Dimension Data as a partner with proven expertise, from on-premise to the cloud, in planning, deployment, and management of Microsoft Exchange while helping clients lower IT costs, boost user productivity, and better manage risk with anywhere access to communications.
The Global Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year award celebrates the Learning Partner that practiced leading-edge marketing and sales activities to drive skills and certification growth.
"We are pleased to recognize Dimension Data as the Microsoft Messaging Partner of Year. Dimension Data's ability to deliver flexibility and cost reductions to its clients through advanced messaging deployments, hybrid solutions and cloud-based offerings of Exchange has positioned them to win clients over from various competing messaging platforms," said Kirk Gregersen, general manager, Microsoft Office Division.
Lutz Ziob, general manager, Microsoft Learning, added, "Dimension Data Learning Services (DDLS) delivered exceptional efforts in helping Microsoft expand partners' skills. During the past year, DDLS has led the development of learning solutions for channel partners to gain the skills, certifications, and competencies needed to adopt key Microsoft technologies, resulting in a 21 percent increase in their certification business and 18 percent increase in courseware business."
Dimension Data was also named global finalist in the categories Services Partner of the Year Outstanding Collaboration, Support Partner of the Year, and Corporate Account Virtualization Data Center Services Partner of the Year. In addition, Dimension Data in India was named Microsoft's Country of the Year.
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com
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