Then, IBM made some
exciting announcements around cloud computing, including a new Cloud Computing Specialty for IBM Business Partners
, at the annual PartnerWorld Leadership Conference
. If you didn't have a chance to attend this year, the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, an elite conference for IBM Business Partners, is really unique among IBM conferences. It provides a focused opportunity to meet one-on-one with IBM top executives and network with other Business Partners in order to share best practices for innovation and delivering value to our clients, as well as to reflect on the top growth opportunities for the upcoming year.
the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference draw to a close, IBM has yet one more important announcement in it's pocket: the winners of the 2011 Beacon Awards and IBM Choice Awards
. According to a press statement by Rich Hume, General Manager, IBM
Global Business Partners and Midmarket, "the Beacon Awards recognize
Business Partners who exemplify the ability to deliver business value to
our mutual clients through innovative solutions, technical excellence,
and industry expertise. These awards reflect the breadth and depth of
our commitment to helping IBM Business Partners build skills, support
clients, and pursue new opportunities for profitable growth worldwide."
for submission of a nomination is stringent, and winners of the IBM
Beacon Awards are selected by a panel of IBM executives, along with some
of the industry's top journalists and analysts. Both winners and
finalists receive a complimentary pass to the PartnerWorld Leadership
Conference, as well as industry recognition, increased marketplace
visibility, and promotional support for their firms.
to all of the Beacon Award winners for 2011! The following is a list
of the winners in each of the 27 categories:
Beacon Award for Smarter Solutions
Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses: N2N Global
Cloud Computing Innovation - Cloud Builder: Sogeti
Cloud Computing Innovation - For Application Providers: Meetrix, Inc.
Outstanding Business Analytics Innovation: Revelwood
Outstanding Virtualization and Consolidation Solution: Agilysys Inc.
Outstanding Collaboration with IBM Global Technology Services: Sogeti
Smarter Systems - Outstanding Power Systems Solution: Agilysys Inc.
Smarter Systems - Outstanding System x and BladeCenter Solution: Netbox Blue
Beacon Award for developerWorks
Most Innovative Use of developerWorks to Drive Business Results: Sunbay AG
Outstanding Technical Excellence (Growth Markets): ITCen Systems (Korea)
Beacon Awards for Smarter Industries
Best Industry Solution for Banking, Co-Winners: Cincom Systems
Best Industry Solution for Travel and Transportation: INDRA
IBM Choice Awards
IBM Choice Awards recognize Business Partners from each geography who
have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions.
Northeast Europe "Totality of IBM" Award: Barrachd
Southwest Europe Partner of the Year: I.R.I.S. ICT
Southwest Europe Midmarket Partner of the Year: VAR Group spa
Growth Market Unit Most Outstanding Distributor: Digital China
North America Excellence Award: VSS
Midmarket Leadership Award: CDW
these important announcements because you were unable to attend the
PartnerWorld Leadership Conference? Good news -- you can also check out
limited replay footage of the conference on the IBM PartnerWorld LiveStream Channel
The channel houses video footage of the general sessions, as well as
some of the highlights from each day of the conference. Hope to see you
at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference next year!