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IS Partners collects two golds at Microsoft awards

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Microsoft Gold Certified partner, IS Partners, has received top honours at
this year's Microsoft Partner Programme awards, which were presented at the
annual Microsoft Partner Summit in Durban on the 7th August 2008. IS
Partners was nominated as finalists in all five categories entered and won
two of the coveted awards.

IS Partners won the Microsoft Business Solutions Competency Award and
Winning Customers Initiative Award. Selection considerations included
partners' capabilities, methodology, operations and infrastructure that are
in place to support the successful implementation of Microsoft-based
solutions.
"We constantly strive to invest in relevant skills and also show significant
annual growth of our Microsoft-based business. This has contributed to our
success in the various local award categories," says Caron Mooney, director
at IS Partners.
Award winners are evaluated in terms of the number of competitive wins,
development of Microsoft specific solutions and offering business value to
customers through delivery of high-quality solutions. Winning criteria also
take into consideration solutions that address specific vertical industry
requirements. "IS Partners is proving its ability to consistently lead with
Microsoft technology. The awards recognise our ability to innovate with
leading edge solutions and in our approach to solution selling," she adds.
"IS Partners has consistently delivered exceptional customer service through
its deep understanding of its customers' business needs," says Fernando de
Sousa, acting MD at Microsoft SA. "This has seen them achieve the highest
growth rate year on year of any Microsoft Dynamics managed partner in South
Africa in FY08, and be inducted into the President's Club for Dynamics,
forming part of the top 500 Dynamics partners worldwide – a huge
achievement."
The Partner Programme Awards recognise partners in South Africa that have
excelled in delivering Microsoft solutions over Microsoft's fiscal year.
This is an opportunity for Microsoft and its partners to celebrate the
achievements of companies that have had a positive impact on the market.
IS Partners received finalist nominations for the Customer Experience
Initiative Award, the Data Management Solutions Competency Award and
Information Worker Solutions Competency Award.
IS Partners was also recently nominated as a finalist for the Information
Worker Solutions, Performance Management Worldwide Microsoft Partner of the
Year award and named to the 2008 Microsoft Dynamics President's Club, which
recognises dedicated commitment to customers. "The awards further
demonstrate our commitment to Microsoft-based solutions in CRM, BI and
Performance Management, while also building on acknowledgement from
Microsoft, both globally and in South Africa," Mooney adds.