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Findex expands reach with acquisition of FiveP's MBA practice
4 days ago
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In a major digital expansion, Australasian advisory firm Findex has acquired the Microsoft Business Applications practice from FiveP.
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AvePoint partners with Microsoft to expand New Zealand data residency offerings
Tue, 19th Dec 2023
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AvePoint joins hands with Microsoft to bolster New Zealand's data residency solutions, simplifying Copilot adoption for firms.
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Macquarie Cloud Services unveils SaaS offering for Azure customers on Microsoft Marketplace
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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Macquarie Cloud Services has launched a new, innovative SaaS offering, Macquarie Guard, on Microsoft Marketplace for Azure customers.
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UC teams up with Microsoft, a collaboration for innovation
Mon, 24th Jul 2023
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University of Canterbury partners with Microsoft to advance student experience, research capabilities, and employability.
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Telstra Purple launches dedicated Microsoft Practice
Tue, 14th Feb 2023
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The Telstra Purple Microsoft Practice boosts support for Australian businesses across their digital transformation journey.
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Spark partners with Infosys and Microsoft on transformation project
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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Infosys and Microsoft have announced the successful migration of Spark’s corporate functions to Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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Fusion5 attains a new Microsoft Cloud Partner Certification
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
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The Solutions Partner designation demonstrates that Fusion5 has the technical capabilities, experience, and ability to deliver successful customer outcomes.
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Microsoft and Auckland Transport announce Azure Cloud agreement
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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Microsoft and Auckland Transport have partnered to shift data and computing to Microsoft Azure cloud, boosting agility and innovation in transport services.
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CCL launches Managed M365 offering for NZ work environments
Fri, 19th Aug 2022
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CCL, the cloud specialist, has launched its Managed M365 offering to manage and optimize the Microsoft 365 suite for enterprise organizations.
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EY launches cybersecurity centers in NZ amidst rising cyber threats
Wed, 27th Jul 2022
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EY is launching two cyber security centers in New Zealand, with a potential third, to combat rising threats, including a partnership with Microsoft.
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Rachel Bondi ascends to VP of Microsoft Asia SMC
Fri, 15th Jul 2022
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Rachel Bondi becomes VP for Microsoft's SMC Asia team; Vanessa Sorenson appointed as ANZ global partner solutions director.
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Microsoft NZ and TupuToa to boost diversity in cybersecurity sector
Fri, 27th May 2022
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Microsoft NZ partners with TupuToa to create a cybersecurity employment programme, aiming to increase diversity in the industry in New Zealand.
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Microsoft NZ announces initiative for local SaaS businesses
Fri, 27th May 2022
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Microsoft has announced a new initiative, bringing together all of its tools to help local SaaS businesses build, sell and grow their companies at scale.
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Microsoft New Zealand appoints Hayley Horan as SaaS Partner Lead
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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Hayley Horan joins Microsoft as SaaS partner lead to drive growth for New Zealand's SaaS sector, connecting partners with capital and expertise.
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Datacom secures Microsoft Intelligent Security Association membership
Fri, 25th Feb 2022
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Following an assessment of security solutions, certifications and qualified practitioners, IT services company Datacom has secured MISA membership.
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ASB chooses Microsoft Azure as preferred cloud provider
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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ASB will now be using Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider, a significant milestone in Microsoft's decades-long relationship with ASB.
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Vodafone hits Microsoft Gold Security milestone
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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Vodafone NZ achieves Microsoft Gold Security competency, highlighting its expertise in designing and implementing security programs.
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ACC to migrate operations to Microsoft Azure; signs on as NZ data centre region customer
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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ACC to use Microsoft's New Zealand data center region to store patient data as part of a three-year cloud services agreement.
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Kiwi company DEFEND achieves world first with Microsoft
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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New Zealand cybersecurity provider DEFEND is the first company worldwide to achieve all four Microsoft Advanced Specialisations, including Cloud Security.
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New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance
Fri, 26th Mar 2021
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PwC New Zealand has signed a local agreement with Microsoft to bring the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance to New Zealand organisations.
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Microsoft signs BNZ as one of first NZ data centre region customers
Thu, 11th Feb 2021
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BNZ to migrate applications to Microsoft Azure Cloud as part of data center partnership, says executive general manager Russell Jones. #BNZ #Microsoft.
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Microsoft NZ bolsters senior leadership team with new specialist sales lead
Fri, 25th Sep 2020
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Microsoft New Zealand appoints Sameer Jagga as specialist sales unit leader, expanding the company's leadership team.
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Microsoft's $100 million+ data centre approved for Auckland
Fri, 18th Sep 2020
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Microsoft has been granted consent from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office to advance its plans to open a datacenter region in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Microsoft NZ expands senior leadership team
Fri, 11th Sep 2020
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Microsoft New Zealand expands senior leadership team with appointment of Nigel Parker as Customer Success Unit Lead.