2015 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards: The Business Productivity Contenders…

Four days out from the awards ceremony in Auckland, 65 finalists prepare to battle it out in 19 awards, across seven segments for one prize - the 2015 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Award.

For the Kiwi ICT industry, awards season has arrived as a total of 65 finalists prepare to battle it out in 19 awards, across seven segments for one prize - the 2015 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Award.

Four days out from the awards ceremony, to be held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, each day will feature a full rundown of the competing finalists, in order of categories, offering potential insight into who will claim the coveted awards on March 19.

Competency Awards: Business Productivity

Collaboration and Content


With nearly 50 years’ experience in technology, Datacom has grown to be one of Asia Pacific’s leading locally-owned IT-based service providers, operating across New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Established in Christchurch in 1965, the company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with expertise and experience in delivering Microsoft solutions across infrastructure and desktop platforms, and with a strong track record in software development.

Enlighten Designs

Occupying a prime position within the New Zealand market as recognised leaders in software development, systems integration, and website design, Enlighten Designs’ journey began in 1998 in Hamilton, with the company enjoying sustained business growth as evidenced by placing within the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 in 2010 and 2011.

As one of the country’s leading SharePoint providers, Enlighten Designs has gained SharePoint Elite status and winning numerous awards for business productivity solutions utilising the SharePoint platform including the 2013 Microsoft APAC Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration & Content.


Seen as leaders in the design and application of Microsoft technology, Intergen is one of Australasia’s leading dedicated Microsoft solutions providers and a leading member of the Microsoft Partner Network.

With staff delivering information technology solutions across Australia, New Zealand and North America, is key offerings include portals, content and collaboration solutions, web and digital strategy and delivery, user experience design, Microsoft Dynamics financial and customer relationship management among others.


LeapThought is a leading provider of strategic consulting services and business technology solutions focused on driving transformational outcomes.

Based in Auckland, Sydney and Hyderabad, the company designs and builds platforms that enable businesses to be more efficient and deliver frictionless experiences for more customers.

Everyday, tens of thousands of New Zealanders use services developed by LeapThought to manage essential daily activities – from booking transport and paying power bills to interacting with their local council.

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Communications - Finalists

Dimension Data

Dimension Data has enjoyed a long history of partnership with Microsoft in many countries around the world, including New Zealand.

By combining Microsoft’s technologies with its consulting, integration, managed, and cloud services skills, Dimension Data offers improved support around SharePoint, Lync among others, incorporating a range of Redmond’s cloud services.


Lexel is a Microsoft Gold Communications (Lync) partner, and has a wealth of expertise and capability including; independent consulting, design, implementation and support for Microsoft Lync.

Lexel’s Lync capability and value is more than just deploying Lync but also adding the components of the Lync infrastructure foundation as a complete solution.


UCFX specialises in working with Microsoft, Microsoft Partners and their clients to implement next-generation Microsoft collaboration solutions.

The New Zealand based company provides expertise and best practices for partners to successfully implement communication and collaboration solutions utilising Lync, Office 365, Intune, on-premise and in the cloud.