Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has been nominated to compete in no less than five categories at the annual Microsoft Partner Programme Awards 2008 to be held in Durban in August.
The annual awards are presented as a means through which the global software company recognises and rewards top performing partners.
As an official Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in four Microsoft competencies, Integr8 IT has been nominated in a number of award categories including: Advanced Infrastructure Solutions; Customer Experience Initiative; Networking Infrastructure Solutions; Security Solution Specialist and Winning Customers Initiative.
“We are very proud to be a nominated in these categories. Integr8 IT has achieved success in the past at the Microsoft awards having won the Network Infrastructure Solutions award last year. Our strategy remains to continue to strengthen our portfolio of competencies to meet international service requirements,” comments Lance Fanaroff, joint MD at Integr8 IT.
Fanaroff, together with fellow join MD at the company, Robert Sussman, recently returned from a Microsoft Partner Conference in the United States. The event offered the executive management of the company an opportunity to view the latest global ICT trends, solutions and technology on offer, skills sets that are in demand and examples of how this infrastructure is being brought to market and applied.
The company has also received a boost to its campaign for the 2008 awards having been nominated in a fifth category namely ‘Winning Customers Initiative’
“It is encouraging to note that we are making inroads into the global marketplace, especially in so far as clients and customers are extracting maximum benefit from technology infrastructure and Microsoft-based solutions. This is our core competency and it is exciting to see that our efforts are culminating into extensive recognition by our vendor partner,” adds Sussman,
“Now is the time where international markets are seeking to partner with service providers in emerging markets, that have a trading history and that can deliver. Being positioned at the forefront of innovation and development of information, communication and digital lifestyle technology is a non-negotiable” he adds.