July 08, 2021

Data#3 recognised as a global finalist of 2021 Microsoft OEM Device Distributor/Reseller Partner of the Year

July 09, 2021; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced it has been named a global finalist of the OEM Device Distributor/Reseller 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We’re proud to be named as a finalist for this award on the global stage. The team at Data#3 has been leading the way in OEM and zero touch deployment, in response to customer needs.” said Data#3 Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Laurence Baynham.

“Demand has been growing for a new approach to the device lifecycle. Driven by the proliferation of devices, the migration to cloud and the surge in security risks, enterprises are ready to move away from traditional device management. The day-to-day headaches of maintaining devices, combined with large capital outlays for device refreshes has, for too long, held IT teams back from achieving their full potential. That’s where Data#3’s Device as a Service (DaaS) solution helps to solve these challenges.”

Data#3 National Practice Manager for HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Paula Fountain, commented, “We recognised the market shift to the modern device management construct with a customer desire to procure devices using an annuity model. Customers are seeking a service that releases cashflow to direct to other initiatives, frees up resources and provides a predictable cost basis. With these trends and market shifts in mind, Data#3 created our Device as a Service (DaaS) solution.”

“Data#3’s DaaS offering is a contracted managed service that provides a cradle to grave solution delivered via an online portal. DaaS features streamlined procurement, hardware, modern deployment, asset tagging, asset management, warranty/call handing, decommissioning and secure wipe for the for the device under an annuity-based contract.”

“Data#3 is well placed to provide this device management model to customers. We have over 40 years of device experience, and we are the leading end user computing provider to enterprise and government in Australia,” explained Scott Gosling, Data#3 National Practice Manager for Microsoft.

“We are also a Microsoft Gold Partner in 16 Gold Competencies, an Azure Expert MSP, and also hold two Advanced Specialisations for Windows Virtual Desktop and Windows and SQL Server. We have significant investment in dedicated integration centre facilities to provision devices, have the largest logistics supply chain capability of any partner in Australia, and hold the highest vendor certifications with all major OEM partners.”

“Our team can deliver the full Microsoft 365 solution to enrich the device experience, from automated provisioning with Autopilot and Intune, through to device security, corporate information and integration to Azure Sentinel for monitoring and the full suite of collaboration solutions with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Congratulations to the Data#3 team. It’s a huge achievement to receive this recognition in a global forum,” concluded Gosling.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various of categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Data#3 was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in Australia.

Data#3’s exceptional work clearly stood out to the judges, with the company being named a finalist for the Microsoft 2021 OEM Device Distributor/Reseller Partner of the Year Award.

“I am honoured to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers – from cloud-to-edge – and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”