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Habanero Wins Channel Builder Award at the 2005 Microsoft IMPACT Awards

Habanero announced today that, along with its partner, iFusion Solutions, it has been selected as the winner for the Channel Builder award at the 2005 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. The third annual IMPACT awards recognize excellence across the large and diverse community of Canadian resellers and solution providers. Hundreds of entries were submitted by technology partners from across Canada. The winners were announced at a gala event in Toronto on October 20, 2005.

"As true leaders in their field, Habanero continues to deliver innovative solutions that help companies maximize the business value they receive from their investment in Microsoft products and technologies," said Lora Gernon, Director of Partner Sales, Microsoft Canada Co. "Our annual IMPACT Awards is an opportunity to celebrate top technology partners who have demonstrated innovation and shown true dedication through their tremendous support and service to customers."

Habanero and iFusion were chosen as the winners in the Channel Builder category based on their ability to partner effectively and deliver a solution that far exceeded what each company could have accomplished on its own.

"The solution we delivered to the client reflects the creativity and innovation of both our firms," said Habanero President Steven Fitzgerald. "Working alongside iFusion to deliver a business solution that has such a profound impact on our customers business was very rewarding. It was an honor to receive this award, and we couldn't be happier to share it with iFusion."

Habanero, along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, was honored at a gala event in Toronto on October 20, 2005.

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 32 categories to highlight the Partner Program competencies to honor the achievements of top technology partners.

Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2005 winners, and more information on the Microsoft for Partner IMPACT Awards, please visit

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