Microsoft Sri Lanka held its Partner Recognition Awards recently under the patronage of Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla. The Microsoft Partner Awards are held annually to recognise the performance and contribution made by partners in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Over 100 Microsoft partners from both Sri Lanka and Maldives participated at the Awards Night with 14 partners being recognised for their performance over the past year. H-One Ltd. won two awards for Best Microsoft Office365 Partner in Enterprise and Best Microsoft Large Account Reseller, while Sanje Lanka Ltd. was awarded best Microsoft Partner in Education as well as best Microsoft Office365 Partner in the SMB Space.
The Best Microsoft Managed Partner Open award was received by System Integrators Ltd. and Tech One Global Ltd. was recognised as the Best Microsoft Distributor. The award for Best Microsoft Dynamics Partner was received by Jinasena Infotech Ltd., while the award for Best Microsoft Distributor was received by COEM & FPP Trident Corporation Ltd. Metropolitan Office Ltd. was recognised as the Best Microsoft COEM & FPP Reseller.
The Microsoft Cloud business in FY16 special recognition award for Best Cloud Solution Partner was awarded to Infront Consulting Group Ltd., while Millennium Information Technologies Ltd. took home the title of Best Microsoft Azure Partner in Enterprise for Microsoft Cloud business in FY16.
The award for Best Microsoft Partner in Maldives was received by Maxcom Technologies Ltd. and the award for Best Microsoft Reseller of the Year went to Megachip Electronics Ltd.
“We live in a tech centric world and it is undoubtedly important that businesses, schools and individuals have easy access to technology and technology education. The Government focuses on working closely with organisations such as Microsoft to build infrastructure and improve access to technology for all Sri Lankans so that this nation can soon become a technology driven country,” stated Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.
Sarvodaya Fusion General Secretary Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne and Microsoft Asia Pacific General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets Michelle Simmons addressed the gathering and congratulated the partners for their efforts to increase ICT adoption in the country. The on-going efforts to change the ICT landscape have been successful and in the process, Microsoft Sri Lanka has been able to impact small and large enterprises as well as individual users of technology.
Keeping in line with Microsoft’s mission to enable to enable every individual and organisation on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft continues to work with its partner community to grow our national productivity and deliver the most trusted technology. Microsoft Sri Lanka has invested time and effort to help their partners be updated with the skills and technologies through training programs and constant dissemination of information to help all Sri Lankans achieve more.
“Microsoft aims to continually enhance Sri Lanka’s adoption of ICT to help our citizens, students and organisations thrive in a mobile first and cloud first world. As we accelerate into the fourth industrial revolution, we are working hard to both understanding the importance of and educate the public on technology related topics. This year the partner network has shown tremendous results in doing this through the many impressive projects completed. From filling in the gaps of computer science education to helping large and small businesses achieve productivity, each partner has greatly contributed to Microsoft Sri Lanka’s success in the past year. A sincere thank you to everyone who is helping to digitalise Sri Lanka in the nation’s quest to become a leader in ICT in the region,” said Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives Managing Director Brian Kealey.
Microsoft works with over 200 partner organisations in Sri Lanka and Maldives to take its varied technologies to home users as well as public sector organisations and small, medium and large enterprises.