Insight Wins 2021 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards for Azure Migration and Solution Assessments

Insight’s deep expertise in Microsoft Azure accelerates application modernisation and cloud adoption every step of the way


SYDNEY, NSW, July 9, 2021 – Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), the global provider of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organisations of all sizes, today announced it has won two 2021 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards as Migration to Azure Partner of the Year and Solution Assessments Partner of the Year. 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. 

“Insight is humbled to be recognised in the global arena for the work delivered to our Australian clients in the categories of Solution Assessment and Migration to Azure. We have pioneered and co-created solutioning capabilities with Microsoft’s global and local teams, delivering innovation and enriching service offerings to our mutual clients to accelerate their transformation journeys and business value. We are proud of our success in rapid delivery of client outcomes and a track record of demonstrating the end-to-end potential of the Microsoft cloud platform. Our examples of client outcomes are demonstrated in our public stories with UNSW, Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and City of Whittlesea,” says Mike Morgan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director APAC, Insight.

In winning the Migration to Azure category, Insight continues to accelerate growth of its Azure service capabilities to help drive agility and cost-effectiveness at scale for clients. As a top Azure Migration Program partner globally, Insight’s services-led Azure consumed revenue is on pace for greater than 150% growth this fiscal year. With organisations adopting more digital ways of working, accessibility to the cloud and accelerating knowledge derived at the intelligent edge is critical. Insight’s Azure Cloud Solution Provider is growing exponentially as the company simplifies clients’ digital transformation journeys, from environment assessments, solutions development and implementation to ongoing support and optimisation.

As the Solution Assessments Partner of the Year, Insight Australia pioneered a unique Data Estate Assessment to evaluate, evolve and offer continued support of data ecosystems at every stage of maturity. The process suits small, bespoke data modernisation activities as well as large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things solutioning. Insight leverages its deep data and analytics capabilities to help clients achieve a cohesive, single source of truth for data to promote self-service, agile reporting and/or embarking on innovation leveraging Azure Machine Learning and AI.

Insight helped TAFE NSW, a leading Australian vocational education and training provider, embrace a Microsoft-first strategy for 500,000 students and 100,000 staff covering 140 campuses and 900 courses, as the organisation adapted to evolving industry needs, government regulations and more modern education delivery. TAFE NSW previously operated as 11 separate educational institutions, with a myriad of platforms to manage students and their learning journey.

With little existing Azure footprint, Insight helped TAFE NSW quickly design and implement a reporting and insights platform as the backbone of the business, from regulatory and ministerial reporting to new insights to improve education services. Insight designed and built TAFE NSW’s Azure Foundations practice, allowing them to quickly scale online learning via Windows Virtual Desktop during the COVID-19 lockdown. TAFE IT has more than recovered its investments, with a view that benefits from the transformation program will exceed $10 million.

Insight’s cadre of more than 2,000 Microsoft-focused services and technical professionals includes a dedicated SQL specialist team assisting Insight’s 10,000+ SQL clients with accelerated cloud migration. The company maintains Microsoft Advanced Specialisations in: Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop, Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure, Data Warehouse Migration to Microsoft Azure, and Modernisation of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure.  

Globally, Insight maintains 17 Microsoft Gold competencies spanning security, application development and integration, cloud business applications, data analytics, cloud platform management, workload migration, and workforce mobility optimisation. In May, Insight also won a Microsoft Security 20/20 award as Microsoft Azure Security Deployment Partner of the Year for a second year in a row and was named a finalist for Microsoft Security Go To Market Partner of the Year and Microsoft Azure Security Deployment Partner of the Year.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize 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. 

“I am honored 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.”

Media contact

Athena Thompson
Marketing & Alliances Director, Insight Enterprises Asia Pacific 
+61 413 500 494 

Fast facts

Insight was founded in 1988.

Global headquarters are in Tempe, Arizona.

We have operations in 20 countries.

We’re Microsoft’s largest global partner.

We offer support in 14 languages.

About Insight

Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organisations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximise the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Connected Workforce, and Supply Chain Optimisation solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 11,000 teammates help clients innovate and optimise their operations to run business smarter.