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Congratulations to the 2014 IBM Beacon and Choice Award Winners!


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.

Marc Dupaquier
General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners


Winners of the 2014 IBM Beacon Awards

Beacon Award for Citizenship

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


Asia Pacific

Latin America

Middle East and Africa


North America



February 13, 2014 Update:

Winner of the 2014 IBM Beacon Laureate Award for Business AgilityProlifics

Marc Dupaquier was appointed general manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket, in January 2014, and is responsible for leading the organization that supports IBM’s approximately 120,000 Business Partners.

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