The Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned managed ICT services provider, has won the Mid-market Solution Provider of the Year Competency Award at the Microsoft Partner Network 2012 Awards.

This award honours partners who use Microsoft technology in innovative ways to deploy critical infrastructure solutions serving customers in the mid-market businesses.

Microsoft says that Integr8 demonstrated innovative excellence and proficiency in deploying solutions that leverage the Microsoft technology stack scaled for mid-sized businesses.

“The company’s winning differentiator was a clear articulation of how the solution significantly helps mid-market businesses with their unique challenges and save money and be competitive,” stated organisers of the Award.

According to Microsoft the criteria for the award are divided into six categories namely, winning new customers, driving customer satisfaction, growing the business, innovation, enabling people and bonus factors.

Candidates for the Mid-market Solution Provider of the Year Award are evaluated according to specific key areas including number of new customers/ deployment projects, top implementations, measurable ROI for at least one customer deployment, BEE rating, local or international awards, amongst others.

Bennie Strydom, Chief Sales Officer of Integr8, said he is honoured to receive the award on behalf of the company and described the accolade as a testament to the hard work that everyone at the company has put in to ensure the highest standard of service within an important, emerging market.

“In Africa, particularly, there is significant growth within the mid-market segment. Businesses are beginning to emerge within industry as decision makers become more aware of the relevance of technologies and the choice that they have in terms of solutions that are designed to boost operations. We are positioned at precisely the point where investors look to acquire technology and want the services of an experienced partner to assist, support and guide integration strategy,” said Strydom.