Group shot at the Partner of the year awards

Our 2018 Partners, driving innovation and digital transformation

Aisling Curtis

Aisling Curtis

Former Director of Strategy & Sustainability

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Every year, we gather for Microsoft Inspire, where our partners connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and success of Microsoft customers. It is an incredible opportunity to strengthen partnerships with Microsoft and other partners while finding new opportunities to build and grow.

As part of this, we host awards to recognise and celebrate partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. With over 16,000 partners attending, these awards are hotly contested. I was privileged to help recognise our impressive and innovative Irish partners this year at the 2018 Partner of the Year Awards at Microsoft Inspire.

Our partner Codec scooped the accolade for Country Partner of the Year in Ireland. We were delighted to recognise Codec as this is the second successive year they have won the award and the third time in the last four years. Given the quality and calibre of all the entrants, Codec’s win is all the more impressive as it continues to distinguish itself as a top partner. Codec exemplifies remarkable expertise, innovation and versatility in bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for our customers. Codec also garnered awards for the best Data Centre Transformation and Business Application Awards.

Codec was not the only winner. E&Y, Spanish Point, and Ergo were also recognised with awards for Compliance, Application Modernisation, and Modern Workplace. Additionally, Action Point was recognised for its work in the Data and AI category while Threatscape scooped an award for its work in the security space. Microwarehouse was announced as a winner in the Channel Distribution category and finally, Micromail won an award for its work in licensing.

A complete list, including the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners for 2018, is available here.

Ireland Partner Awards Winners

Awards winner for Partner of the Year, Data Centre Transformation, and Business Application:

Codec, Larry Tobin, Ronan Stafford and John Roddy

Codec receiving their Partner award

 

Application Modernisation:

Winner: Spanish Point, John Corley

John Corley from Spanish Point receiving an award from Aisling Curtis

 

Modern Workplace

Winner: Ergo, John Purdy and Jimmy Sheahan 

John Purdy and Jimmy Sheahan fro Ergo receiving an award from Aisling Curtis

 

Data & AI

Winner: Action Point, John Savage, Finian Nally and David Jeffreys

Action Point receiving an award from Ailing Curtis

 

Security

Winner: Threatscape,Spencer Berry

Spencer Berry from Threatscape receiving an award from Cathriona Hallahan and Ailsling Curtis

 

Licensing

Winner: Micromail, Stephen Foley, Seán Deasy

Stephen Foley & Seán Deasy receving an award from Asiling Curtis

 

Channel Distribution

Winner: Microwarehouse, Rory Wilson, Rob Driver

Rory Wilson, Rob Driver from Microwarehouse receiving an award from Aisling Curtis

 

Software Asset Management / Compliance

Winner: EY, Ronan McCabe, TJ O’Connor and Keith Halloran 

EY receiving their award from Aisling Curtis

View all Award Winners

including the Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award winner.

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