I’m here at the 2014 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, spending the week in Las Vegas exploring current marketplace dynamics and new approaches that our Business Partners can implement to evolve their business model and capture more high-value opportunities. It is also when we take the time to recognize our IBM Business Partners who are driving business value with smart, innovative solutions and continually helping to delight clients every day.
The IBM Beacon Awards and IBM Choice Awards are both vital components of our IBM Business Partner recognition program. This year’s Beacon Awards were given to IBM Business Partners across 27 award categories – from Smarter Cities to Smarter Commerce and computing. Each of the winners has delivered innovative solutions using IBM products and services to help transform the way our clients do business.
Our IBM Choice Award winners include 18 IBM Business Partners across a range of categories that exhibit IBM values in their working relationships with clients and have excelled in selling IBM solutions. The winners were selected by IBM leadership across IBM’s seven geographies, including Latin America, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East Africa, Europe, Japan, and North America.
The Beacon and Choice Award winners are being announced throughout the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. A full list of winners is included below.
Please join me in congratulating our 2014 winners. We look forward to continuing to drive client transformation and business growth together with a vast portfolio of technology solutions, services and support.
General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners
Winners of the 2014 IBM Beacon Awards
Beacon Award for Citizenship
- Outstanding Community Impact: Flagship Solutions Group, Inc. (United States)
Beacon Award for Smarter Cities
- Outstanding Smarter Cities Solution: Element Blue (United States)
Beacon Award for Smarter Commerce
- Outstanding Smarter Commerce Solution: Salmon (United Kingdom)
Beacon Awards for Smarter Computing
- Big Data and Analytics: Business Analytics Innovation: comScore (United States)
- Big Data and Analytics: Information Management Innovation: Premier, Inc. (United States)
- Outstanding Expert Integrated Systems Solution – PureSystems: Connectria Hosting (United States)
- Outstanding Smarter Storage Solution: Digital China Advanced Systems Services Limited (China)
- Outstanding zEnterprise Solution: PSR (United States)
- SmartCloud – Best Cloud Services: Senior Sistemas (Brazil)
- SmartCloud – Best IBM SoftLayer Based Cloud Solution: Cloudant (United States)
- SmartCloud – Cloud Builder: Sogeti (United States)
Beacon Awards for Smarter Solutions
- Best Solution for a Smarter Infrastructure: Kalibrate (Australia)
- Demonstrating Greater Business Impact with Social Business Best Practices: Funatic (Netherlands)
- Outstanding Business Agility in Motion Solution: Shenzhen Meyacom Consulting-Tech Co., Ltd. (China)
- Outstanding Business Continuity and Resiliency Services: SNP Continuity Services (Netherlands)
- Outstanding Competitive Solution: Logicalis, Inc. (United States)
- Outstanding Innovation in Software, Systems or Product Development: Blue Agility, LLC (United States)
- Outstanding Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Solution: transtec AG (Germany)
- Outstanding Managed Service Provider Solution for Midsize Businesses: ASPAWAY (France)
- Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution: Avnet Services (United States)
- Outstanding Ready for IBM Security Intelligence Solution: iSECURE, LLC (United States)
- Outstanding Security Services Solution: Alpha Computer Co., Ltd. (Japan)
- Outstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services: PEAK Resources, Inc. (United States)
- Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses: STORServer (United States)
Beacon Awards for Technical Excellence
- Outstanding Technical Excellence – Growth Markets: COMAS, Inc. (Korea)
- Outstanding Technical Excellence – Major Markets: BPSolutions (Netherlands)
Winners of the 2014 IBM Choice Awards
- Top Business Partner – i3 Groep
- Top Mid Market Business Partner – Addedo
- High-Performing New Business Partner – Monitise
- Marketing Excellence – Avnet Europe Comm. V.A. – Benelux
- Top Business Partner – COMAS, INC.
- Most Outstanding Distributor – Computer Union Co., LTD
- Marketing Excellence – Computer Merchants Pty. LTD
- Top Business Partner – AMM PARANA SERVICOS LTDA
Middle East and Africa
- High-Performing New Business Partner – IMS Technology
- Top Business Partner – CSI SOLUTIONS Corporation
- Top Mid Market Business Partner – RICOH JAPAN Corporation
- High-Performing New Business Partner – ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
- Marketing Excellence – TOKYO NISSAN COMPUTER SYSTEM CO., LTD.
- Top Business Partner – Vicom Computer Services, Inc.
- Top Mid Market Business Partner – Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc.
- High-Performing New Business Partner – Corus Group LLC dba Corus360
- Marketing Excellence – InfoSystems, Inc.
- Global Training Partner of the Year – Global Knowledge
February 13, 2014 Update:
Winner of the 2014 IBM Beacon Laureate Award for Business Agility – Prolifics