Microsoft Partner Summit, Durban – At Microsoft's annual Partner Awards last night, Workgroup predictably scooped the Distributor of the Year award and Mustek was named its top OEM partner, but the spotlight was also firmly fixed on Dimension Data and BUI.

DiData walked away with three awards, including the Large Account Reseller of the Year Award while BUI won the Security Solutions Competency award for a fourth year in a row – and crowned the evening by collecting the coveted Managing Director’s Award.
Other companies to shine at the event were IS Partners and nVisionIT, which both won two awards, and The IT Department, which won the Small Business Specialist Award for the third year running.
“The high standards of entries received for the awards showed that the company’s partners are delivering unmatched innovation and value to customers,” said Microsoft SA MD, Mteto Nyati. “We strongly value our partners’ contributions, and we want to highlight these top partners’ commitment of delivering exceptional solutions and unsurpassed value to customers. We’re delighted to acknowledge their strong performance, tremendous contributions and outstanding achievements over the past year.”
The full list of winners is:
Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency Award: Dimension Data
Business Intelligence Solutions Competency Award: IS Partners
Custom Development Solutions Competency Award: nVision IT
Data Management Solutions Competency Award: IS Partners
Information Worker Solutions Competency Award: Intervate Solutions
ISV/Software Solutions Competency Award: Flowcentric Solutions
Learning Solutions Competency Award: Torque IT
Licensing Solutions Competency Award: Business Connexion
Microsoft Business Solutions Competency Award: SIS Holdings
Mobility Solutions Competency Award: AccTech Systems
Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency Award: Netsurit
OEM Hardware Solutions Competency Award: COA Group
Security Solutions Competency Award: BUI
SOA and Business Process Solutions Competency Award: nVisionIT
Unified Communications Solutions Competency Award: Galdon Data
Customer Experience Initiative Award: 3fifteen
Winning Customers Initiative Award: Airborne Consulting
Citizenship Initiative Award: Dimension Data
XBOX Retailer of the Year Award: Musica
SDA Retailer of the Year Award: Incredible Connection
Small Business Specialist Award: The IT Department
Distributor of the Year Award: Workgroup
Large Account Reseller of the Year Award: Dimension Data
Royalty OEM Partner of the Year Award: Mustek
Managing Director's Award: BUI