Wipro, Cognizant on MS shortlist
By Bala Shah
Technology giant Microsoft exceeded market expectations by announcing revenue of $17.4 Billion in the last 3 months. Millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of people buy Microsoft products every year, and many Microsoft Partners also get a share of the revenue rich pie. Microsoft has announced the winners and finalists of the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards.
These annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, July 8–12, 2012 in Toronto.
Nearly 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
In the complete list of the many winners, at least 2 Indian companies get a special mention as Finalists. Part of the Microsoft winners list follows
Private Cloud Partner of the Year:
- Winner: NetApp
- Finalist: DataCore Software Corp.
- Finalist: Inovativ
- Finalist: Wipro Ltd.
Software Development Partner of the Year:
- Winner: Readify
- Finalist: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
- Finalist: Infusion
In the Windows Azure SI Partner of the Year category, Aditi Technologies Inc was one of the finalists. Aditi is managed mainly by Indian origin Techies and Managers.