Cisco Partner Insight Awards Celebrate Outstanding Australia and New Zealand Partners

Cisco Live! Melbourne, Australia, March 6, 2013 – Cisco has acknowledged excellence within its Australian and New Zealand partner community in announcing the winners of the 2012 Cisco ANZ Partner Insight Awards.  At a ceremony in Melbourne last evening, teams and individuals from 15 Cisco ANZ Partners were recognised across 19 categories for their innovation, leadership and best practice as a Cisco business partner.

“As a channel-oriented business, Cisco is deeply committed to supporting our partners to build their business, and to recognise those that have demonstrated outstanding achievement,” says Sara Adams, managing director, Partner Business Group for Cisco Australia and New Zealand.

“Cisco’s Partner Insight Awards celebrate exemplary business practice within our partner community. I congratulate all this year’s winners for demonstrating clever thinking, strong customer understanding and technical excellence across the breadth of our portfolio.”

The full list of 2012 Cisco ANZ Partner Insight Award winners are:

Data Centre Partner of the Year

Dimension Data

Collaboration Partner of the Year


Borderless Technologies Partner of the Year


Cloud Partner of the Year


New Zealand Partner of the Year


Innovation Partner of the Year


Vertical Solution Innovation Partner of the Year

Secure Agility

Architectural Excellence


Marketing Excellence


Small Business Partner of the Year

North Sydney IT

Distribution Innovation Partner of the Year

Westcon Group, Australia

Services Partner of the Year


Smart Services Partner of the Year (APJC)


Excellence in Post Deployment Support


ANZ Acceleration Partner of the Year 2012


Alliance Manager of the Year

Graham Robinson, Data#3

Sales Excellence

Anoop Dhankhar, EMC

Technical Excellence

Chris Ross, UXC Connect

Technical Execution

Adam Clark, Optus AlphaWest


Cisco ANZ’s Partner Insight Awards celebrate innovation, leadership and excellence within the business partner community. Award criteria include: architecture-led approach successes, business differentiation and strategic outcomes, and deep customer understanding.  All winners were selected by a group of Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner and Country executives.


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