Datacom, New Zealand’s leading IT services organisation, today announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for New Zealand. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We’re pleased to once again be named Microsoft’s Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand. This win can be attributed to our shared ambition to bring the combined value of each of our organisations to market for the benefit of our customers,” says Greg Davidson, CEO of Datacom New Zealand.

“We are redefining the Australasian IT marketplace with Microsoft in ground-breaking areas such as the Internet of Things, evolving capability across hybrid cloud, cognitive computing and global business connectivity.

“Our unique-to-Datacom products built on Microsoft platforms are a further testament to our long-standing relationship with Microsoft and the capability of our exceptional people.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. Datacom was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in New Zealand.

The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honour partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognises Datacom as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.

“We are honoured to recognise Datacom New Zealand as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” says Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Datacom is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.