July 17, 2023; Tasmania, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2023 Best Security Initiative Award at the TasICT Excellence Awards.
The prestigious award was one of only 10 presented at a special presentation night gala dinner. Data#3 received the accolade for an Assessment and Maturity Uplift Project for the Tasmanian Government. Based on Microsoft technology, and in partnership with Digital Strategy and Services (DSS), Data#3 delivered a progressive security solution allowing the Tasmanian Government to provide the best services to its Tasmanian community and citizens, as part of its wider Digital Transformation Strategy.
Data#3 National Practice Manager for Security, Richard Dornhart, commented, “What a fantastic achievement to take home this award. For the last eight years in a row, our customers have indicated in our annual survey that security is their number one technology priority. This award is a testament to the strength of our dedicated Security Practice, which holds the Microsoft Gold Security Partner competency. Congratulations to all involved on this well-deserved recognition.”
The Microsoft Gold Security Partner competency recognises Microsoft Partners who demonstrate deep expertise in planning, implementing, and managing customers’ information security programs in the face of today’s increasingly sophisticated data security threats and strict regulatory compliance requirements. To attain this competency, partners must pass skills validation assessments and meet stringent performance requirements established by Microsoft.
Data#3 Sales Manager for Tasmania, Karren Murfett, commented, “As governments face growing compliance obligations, securing data of ever-increasing volume and sensitivity, and continue to further digitise workflows, the demands for digital transformation have never been higher.”
“Our team is uniquely positioned to serve the complex needs of government at any level, and this award is a testament to the skills and dedication of our team. We look forward to continuing our work with the Tasmanian Government and we’re committed to helping them to deliver their digital future, securely.”
Data#3 is Microsoft’s largest Australian business partner with the highest level of competency across the Microsoft ecosystem. It has hundreds of accredited consultants and Data#3’s expert team is recognised as leaders in securing environments leveraging the Microsoft Security portfolio.