Award Winning Canadians at Microsoft's WPC
Last week, Microsoft announced the 2012 Partner of the Year Awards during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Some Canadian companies were recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services based on Microsoft technologies.
Infront demonstrated a strong corporate accounts segment alignment and partnership with the Microsoft Canadian Team. They were able to extend their role of solution provider to support an innovative alternative to go to market through Server Immersion Experience (SIE) and demonstrated their leadership in designing a Systems Management solution on the Microsoft platform by building customized content on new technologies.
With its Personif platform, Infusion provides a truly innovative video capture cloud solution that touches millions of users around the globe. The solution enables brands and enterprises to deliver differentiated marketing content and interactive experiences, engaging users by soliciting and managing co-generated content. The solution, which uses various cloud and non-cloud components, intersects at the web’s core strengths: video, user-generated content, and social media. Adoption and impact of the solution are exemplified with marquee customers.
The solution that Itergy developed for the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) was based on an integrated hybrid solution of Microsoft on-premises (FIM) and in-the-cloud solutions (Office 365) with future, open-ended cloud plans for their ~30,000 students, faculty, and administrators. Exchange Online was selected as their first cloud service because it had the highest impact on communications and collaboration across faculty, administrators, parents, and students. Their on-premises integrity of Active Directory managed by FIM and ADFS easily paves the way for them to integrate future cloud services as needed.
Navantis Inc. is a Gold Certified Partner specializing in 11 practice areas, including customer relations management, portals and collaboration, and application lifecycle management, within the healthcare, public sector, and utilities verticals. Navantis continues to embrace and invest in the latest Microsoft technology, including engagements with platforms like Windows Azure and the dementia detection application they developed for the World Health Organization. Navantis also has a great track record for driving revenue and competitive wins like their victory against SAP with BC Hydro.
OpenText, a global leader in content and process management solutions for the Microsoft ecosystem, offers solutions that span archival, governance, document capture, faxing, records management, business process management, and case management. OpenText was selected for excelling at developing innovative solutions that amplify Microsoft products, as well as surpassing targets for joint selling and marketing activities. Their broad portfolio of best-in-class solutions support customers across financial services, power and utilities, oil and gas, mining, process manufacturing, and public sector.
Systemgroup Consulting Inc. is a management consulting and business software development company based in Canada. Through consultation with the management of a customer in the healthcare industry, Systemgroup identified how to properly implement and configure SQL Server 2012 to improve their customer’s business and public image, and most importantly, to help them save more lives. With features such as PowerPivot for reporting, SSRS for notifications, and SSIS for external data source integration, Systemgroup was able to provide a mission-critical solution to their customer. This customer now has a real-time tool that enables them to make business decisions based on accurate information rather than unreliable, audible data they used to use.
Congratulations to all the 2012 winners!