Telstra and Dimension Data have taken out a raft of awards at the Cisco Insight Awards night at Cisco Live in Melbourne.

The awards recognised A/NZ partners for innovation and achievement in 15 categories.

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Telstra won three awards which included Vertical Solution Partner of the Year, Enterprise Networks Partner of the year and Cloud Partner of the Year.

Dimension Data also figured well taking out four awards, which included the Business Transformation Partner of the Year, Innovation partner of the year, Learning Partner of the Year and Community Contribution of the Year.

In other awards, Rockwell Automation won the Internet of Everything award, Correct Communication won Small Business of the Year, Optus won the Services Partner of the Year, while NEC took the Security Partner of the Year.

In individual honours, Optus Business' Peter Atkins won the Technical Excellence Award; Chris Day from Data#3 won the Solutions Delivery Excellence Award and Rachel Willoughby was also recognised with the Alliance Manager Award.

The Teaming Excellence Award went to UXC's John Graham and Cisco's Robb Quinn.

Cisco director of Partner Business Group, Jason Brouwers, said the company continued to be a business that was reliant and committed to partners.

"We strive to support our partners to help them build their business, and as such we are proud to recognise those who have demonstrated the highest achievement in 2013," he said.

"I would like to personally congratulate all of this year's winners for demonstrating clever thinking, strong customer understanding and technical excellence across the breadth of our portfolio."

Each recipient has been recognised for taking an innovative approach to addressing customer business requirements, focusing on sales and technical excellence in delivering strong customer satisfaction and helping clients prepare for the major industry transitions such as the Internet of Everything.