With the exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IOT) and the ever-expanding digital era, businesses face a flurry of data. This constant stream of information demands attention. Why? Because businesses already have all the information at hand to make impactful, positive, strategic decisions; if only they knew how to access it.
According to Mentalist and MC at the South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Partner Awards Dinner, Gilan Gork, the key is to unlock the potential that you already possess. In his profession, the power of influence and subliminal messaging drive performance – but every business’ data is telling a story. The question is, are you listening?
The Partner Awards Dinner was held on the 6th of February 2018, in the L’Incontro Ballroom at The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton. SA Qlik’s valued partners were treated to a three-course meal and entertainment by Gork and the Chili and Lime Afro-Jazz band. The evening marked a celebration of the growth of the partner channel, and an appreciation for the power of collaboration in the software and technology industry.
SA Qlik’s Managing Director, Jane Thomson, began the Awards Presentation Ceremony with the partners who had been nominated by their clients for the “Customer Endorsed Innovation” Awards. These partners were nominated for excellence in customer service, leading to superior storage functionality, seamless enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades, cost savings, improved visibility for better management, and providing strategic insights (to name a few).
The winners were; AdvanceNet (nominated by Auction Nation); B2IT (nominated by PG Bison); Decision Inc (nominated by PepsiCo Simba); InteleQt Consulting (nominated by AB InBev) and TRG Enterprise Intelligence (nominated by Vodacom). In its nomination, a representative from Vodacom confirmed that; “Qlik makes a difference in our world every day.”
InteleQt Consulting scooped two further prizes, including the award for “Revenue Growth” and the “Certification Percentage” award. Tracker walked away with the “OEM Deal of the Year” award, while B2IT was celebrated for its continued commitment, winning the “Percentage Growth Year-on-Year” award. The “Innovation” award went to Modernising Management for outstanding performance in this field. Insight Consulting received the “Consistent Performer Over Three Years” award, for performing consistently well. Lastly, the “Partner of the Year: 2017” award went to Decision Inc, for its outstanding commitment throughout the year.
“Well done to all the winners, and to our Partner of the Year, Decision Inc,” concluded Thomson. “Our partners play an integral role in bringing technology into every industry, to expand their knowledge, and give them the proactive ability to influence decision making. Processing large and complex datasets is a challenge – but if the right solution is found, applications allow for pre-emptive and proactive management, and superior customer experience.”