Microsoft Central Eastern Europe announces DIMSOFT and SIVECO Romania as winners of 2010 "Partner of the Year" Award | SIVECO Romania

Microsoft Central Eastern Europe announces DIMSOFT and SIVECO Romania as winners of 2010 "Partner of the Year" Award

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Partners of Microsoft Romania are appreciated at global level for their excellence in innovation, quality of services delivered to customers and their business growth strategy

Bucharest, 29th June 2010 - Microsoft recognizes the excellence of its partners in Central and Eastern Europe and has the pleasure to announce:

DIMSOFT as winner at the Large Account Reseller category, for the proposal "Integrated approach of technology offers"
SIVECO Romania as winner at the Citizenship category, for the proposal "Knowledge based Economy"

These awards honor Microsoft Registered, Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have supplied exemplary solutions to their customers during the past year. The winners have been selected from over 500 proposals received from the partners network in the region and will be publicly recognized during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, the annual event dedicated to partners in the industry, to be held July 11 - 15 in Washington D.C.

The Award winners have been selected by Microsoft from a group of companies nominated based on their dedication in using Microsoft technologies for delivering solutions adapted to customers' needs.

Mircea Săndulescu, General Manager, DimSoft: We are happy and honored by this recognition at regional level of DimSoft results. This is confirming our strategy of always placing our customers' satisfaction first, by providing them in partnership with Microsoft solutions perfectly customized to their needs and expectations. We thank our customers and have made possible awarding this Prize that promotes the performance of DimSoft team and places us top level in the region."

Irina Socol, President and CEO SIVECO Romania: "We are extremely honored by this confirmation of our company's involvement in projects with important social value, especially when the recognition comes from Microsoft, world leader in supporting such initiatives. We consider that the best way to express our civic responsibility is to prove professional excellence in the fields we have expertise in. One of the vital objectives of our society is sustainable growth, based on competences. By 2015 the majority of jobs, irrespective of activity, will require computer skills, acquiring of digital competences or e-skills. From this perspective, the project "Knowledge based Economy" initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, carried out in 255 communities in Romania, lays the foundation for including digital competences in the professional training of adults in rural areas and facilitates communication and public access to information by means of the dedicated sections of education, culture, administration and business within eComunitate portal."

Călin Tatomir, General Manager, Microsoft România: "This year, approximately 300 partners from CEE have registered in the competition for Partner of the Year Award, proving a wide range of innovative solutions for the markets they are active on. We are delighted to recognize partners, whose applications have attempted to exceed the consumers' expectations, providing them with truly innovative and valuable solutions. Our partners bring a vital contribution to the local business ecosystem. At this year's edition of Worldwide Partner Conference we will celebrate their contribution at CEE level and will recognize their success."

With over 250,000 partners at EMEA level, the dynamic ecosystem of Microsoft represents some two thirds from the IT industry in the region. Worldwide Partner Conference is meant to illustrate examples of best practices, to link partners and local executives and, last but not least, to help them develop reliable solutions for the customers using technologies such as Windows 7. The companies from the Microsoft ecosystem in CEE have some 211,000 employees, while the organizations owning IT resources hire an additional 392,000 IT professionals working with Microsoft software or with products and services based on Microsoft technologies. Together, these employees represent 50% of the IT employees in 2009 and generate 59% of the IT related taxes in the region.

The Microsoft Awards recognize innovation, added business values and partners' results and are awarded for 13 categories, while the winners represent top performers from the IT industry in the Central and Eastern European region.

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