Nominations for the Microsoft 2018 Partner of the Year awards are now open, and the nomination tool can be accessed here. This will close on 17th April 2018 and there will be no exceptions or extensions.
What are the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards?
The Partner of the Year Awards are presented each year at the Microsoft Inspire Conference – this year Inspire is co-habited with Microsoft Ready, meaning that there will be thousands more Microsoft staff onsite than ever before. The awards are based on a self-nominating process by partners, and this year, winners will be celebrated at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 15th-19th, 2018.
The awards recognise the excellence our partners have demonstrated over the past year by showcasing them across the globe. We were very impressed with the extremely high quality of all the nominations received last year, and proud to have so many UK partners recognised – this year we expect it to be even bigger.
Resources Available to You
Explore our awards area of the Inspire site – here you can find awards guidelines, advice from the judges and tips on how to create a great entry.
How a Partner of the Year Award Can Benefit you as a Partner
As a Microsoft partner, receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage and can lead to even greater market recognition. As a winner, you are also invited to exclusive celebrations during the Microsoft Inspire Conference.
Don’t just take our word for it – here are our 2017 winners…
CGI UK are a leading Microsoft Partner who've put growth and transformation at the heart of their business, making a big investment in building Azure skills and training over 100 of their senior architects. CGI are early adopters of the Microsoft strategy and are currently in the process of migrating customers from their datacentre to Azure. They've really leveraged the Microsoft Partner ecosystem, building strategic partnerships that enable them to deliver the best solutions for client innovation. Building IP is key to their transformation and they've set a target of generating 30% of their revenue from IP by 2019. They have implemented a full end-to-end data analytics solution built on Microsoft Azure, Advanced Analytics, PowerBI and SQL Server to help their customers drive efficiencies and cost savings. Their long-term commitment to customer obsession has been a key driver of their transformation.
The Consortium - Cloud Productivity
The Consortium comprises of five specialist Microsoft partners, each with enterprise level experience and their own unique IP. The partnership, based in the UK, includes Content and Code, Modality Systems, Inframon, Coeo, and Program Framework. Together, these partners offer end-to-end digital transformation services for Microsoft's Cloud customers, helping them unlock the potential of their technology investments. By working together, the Consortium combines the expertise, flexibility and agility found in specialist partners, while offering clients the breadth of capability more typically found in global SI's. The Consortium meets diverse customer needs by bringing in the right partner(s) to offer follow on services over the lifecycle of the customer. In the 12 months the Consortium has been working together, they've helped countless customers by delivering customized solutions based on specific client needs. Projects range from digital workspaces, Skype for Business and communications, cloud and infrastructure platform, to Power BI & analytics, and project and portfolio management.
For more information on the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, check out our website.