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Thursday, December 08, 2005

InfoGraphics wins Microsoft awards

Software company, InfoGraphics Limited, has won two prestigious awards at the just ended Microsoft Africa Partner Summit 2005, held in Mauritius.

At this yearly event Microsoft partners across the continent were assessed and recognised for outstanding work and among those honoured was, InfoGraphics, as the best enterprise solutions partner for West, East and Central Africa and the best regional partner of the year for Nigeria and Ghana.

The awards were presented recently to the Managing Director, InfoGraphics, Mr. Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, by the Microsoft’s Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Ali Faramaway.

According to the extract by Microsoft, “Infographics has helped in consolidating and extending Microsoft’s gains in the collaborative space in spite of stiff local IBM competition in the solution space.”


Microsoft also said that InfoGraphics has “positively helped to create mindshare for Microsoft collaboration technologies throughout the year at Microsoft-organised events and its own events.”

The global software giant said InfoGraphic was being recognised for excellence in execution through adherence to Microsoft best-practices, implementation guidance and effective and customer-acknowledged internal process methodology.

Microsoft further noted that InfoGraphics has been associated with notable wins and timely satisfactory implementations, which include: Portal and Collaborative Workspace solutions at MTN, Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory and Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation (National Portal).

Mr. Mba-Uzoukwu was commended for the impressive performance of InfoGraphics in opening the path to technology innovation and delivery in both the enterprise and public sector environment.

Reacting, Mba-Uzoukwu, described the awards as a vindication and recognition of excellence.

“The awards came for pioneering work in the enterprise solutions space so they truly belong to the clients whose willingness and courage to explore the vision behind Microsoft’s great technology gave us the opportunity to express our technical skills in a creative fashion,” Mba-Uzoukwu said.


Mba-Uzoukwu also disclosed that he set out from the onset with his team to “build a premium technology brand for the intelligent business,” stressing that the awards were milestones on the journey to creating value through innovative technology.

“The saying that iron sharpeneth iron is true – my colleagues and I set out to build a premium technology brand for the intelligent business. The awards are just a milestone on that journey and it’s by God’s grace that it has come on my watch,” he said.

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