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2011 IBM Beacon Award and IBM Choice Award Winners Honored at PartnerWorld Leadership Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 16, 2011 IBM

Winners of the Beacon Awards are selected by leading industry journalists, analysts, and IBM executives for 27 award areas spanning Smarter Industries, Smarter Solutions, developerWorks and technical excellence. The winning solutions showcase IBM Business Partner skills and expertise in developing innovative approaches to solving business challenges and helping clients grow.

Orlando, Fla.

Rich Hume

New this year are awards for cloud computing innovation and smart solutions for industry segments such as banking, insurance, retail, travel and transportation, energy & utilities, telecommunications, healthcare and government. These additions underpin the growing importance of developing the industry and technical skills needed to help clients increase business growth, customer satisfaction and profitability.   IBM also announced winners of the new IBM Choice Awards, honoring Business Partners which have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions.

Winners of the 2011 IBM Beacon Awards

Beacon Awards for Smarter Solutions

  • Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses: N2N Global (U.S.)
  • France
  • Cloud Computing Innovation – For Application Providers: Meetrix Communications, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Outstanding Business Analytics Innovation: Revelwood (U.S.)
  • China
  • Australia
  • Outstanding Business Value through Social Business: Trilog Group, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Germany
  • Outstanding Business Agility Solution: Summa (U.S.)
  • Outstanding Virtualization and Consolidation Solution: Agilysys, Inc. (U.S.)
  • France
  • Smarter Systems – Outstanding Power Systems Solution: Agilysys, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Australia
  • China
  • Smarter Systems – Outstanding IBM Storage Solution: Logicalis, Inc. (U.S.)

Beacon Award for developerWorks

  • Switzerland

Beacon Awards for Technical Excellence

  • Germany
  • Outstanding Technical Excellence (growth markets) : ITCen Systems (Korea)

Beacon Awards for Smarter Industries

  • Best Industry Solution for Banking (co-winners): Cincom Systems (U.S.), FIS (U.S.)
  • Canada
  • Best Industry Solution for Retail (co-winners): Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc. (U.S.), CrossView (U.S.)
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Best Industry Solution for Telecommunication: generationE Technologies (U.S.)
  • India
  • Germany

IBM Choice Awards

For the second year in a row, IBM is honoring Business Partners from each geography who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to our mutual clients. The IBM Choice Awards are given to the Business Partners who exhibit IBM values in all client interactions and achieve common business goals, resulting in superior customer satisfaction and mutually significant business impact. The IBM Choice Awards were selected by an IBM panel and are not based on nominations by Business Partners.

Winners of the 2011 IBM Choice Awards

  • Switzerland
  • Northeast Europe
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • North America Excellence Award: VSS (U.S.)
  • North America Excellence Award: Logicalis, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Mid-Market Leadership Award: CDW (U.S.)
  • Mid-Market Leadership Award: Maxima Holdings plc (UK)
  • Australia

Contact: Jenn Clemente

IBM Communications


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