The 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winners: Raising the Standard for Innovative Solutions
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Each year, the IBM Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have raised the standard for delivering innovative solutions and exemplary client satisfaction. They highlight innovation and achievement across a wide-range of solutions and markets that support the Smarter Planet initiative. And of course, the winning solutions must demonstrate a high level of client value by addressing real business issues.
The PartnerWorld Leadership Conference is all about business leadership, so what better place to recognize the Beacon Award winners? Here's a look at the 2012 IBM Beacon Award winners announced at the conference, which runs through March 1, 2012.
And the Beacon goes to...
Cloud Computing Innovation - Cloud Builder: Flagship Solutions Group, Inc. for the Miami Dolphins "Smarter Stadium"
Cloud Computing Innovation - Cloud Application Provider: Numius for Numius Platform Services
Cloud Computing Innovation - Cloud Services Solution Provider: Bossers & Cnossen for their Total Virtual IT Environment
Outstanding Business Analytics Innovation: Forcea NV/SA for Forcea HealthReport
Outstanding Information Management Innovation: TerraEchos for Kairos
Outstanding Systems Storage Solution: Solutions II for their Computer-Aided Dispatch System
Outstanding Optimized Solutions on Enterprise Servers for Business Innovation and Economic Benefit: Mainline Information Systems
Outstanding Optimized Workload Solution - Syshttps://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/roller-ui/authoring/weblog.dotem x and BladeCenter: Centiq, Ltd. for their IBM SAP Netweaver BW Accelerator
Outstanding Optimized Workload Solution - Power Systems: CIBER, Inc. for their Power Workload Optimized System for Managing the Electrical Grid
Best Industry Solution for Banking: aurionPro Solutions Limited for Payment Hub
Best Industry Solution for Communications: Comptel for Comptel Convergent Mediation
Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities: PHOENIX IT SOLUTIONS LIMITED for mPower Suite
Best Industry Solution for Government: Esri for their Esri Maps for IBM Cognos
Best Industry Solution for Healthcare: SVA GmbH for their Telemedicine Portal Solution
Best Industry Solution for Insurance: StoneRiver, Inc.
Best Industry Solution for Retail: Sowre Srl for their Consumer Heat Map
Outstanding Business Agility Solution: Prolifics for Horizon BCBS of NJ's Coordination of Benefits
Outstanding Business Transformation Through Becoming a Social Business: Sogeti for Leaving Social Business
Outstanding Integrated Service Management Solution: GC System a.s. for their Integrated IT Service Management System
Outstanding Security Solution: SecurIT for TrustBuilder
Outstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services: niu Solutions
Outstanding Software Solution: CM-Logic Ltd. for JazzConnect-IntelliJ
Outstanding Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Innovation: PROFI Engineering Systems
Outstanding Competitive Solution: Champion Solutions Group for their Champion Business Management Infrastructure and Smarter Commerce Solution
Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses: VAI for their S2K Enterprise Software
Outstanding Technical Excellence - Major Markets: TOPPAN M&I LTD.
Outstanding Technical Excellence - Growth Markets: COMAS Inc.
Beacon Laureate Award for Technical Excellence: Sirius Computer Solutions
IBM Choice Awards
Top IBM Business Partner - North America: Dynamix Group, Inc.
Top IBM Midmarket Business Partner - North America: Chouinard & Myhre, Inc.
High-Performing New IBM Business Partner - North America: Technologent
Top IBM Business Partner - Europe: Informatica El Corte Ingles, S.A. and Logicalis UK Limited
High-Performing New IBM Business Partner - Europe: ATLANTICA SISTEMI SRL and Softline Systems & Services GmbH
Top IBM Business Partner - Growth Markets: Storage Technology Services (Pty) Ltd.
Top IBM Midmarket Business Partner - Growth Markets: Digital China Holdings Limited
Most Outstanding Distributor - Growth Markets: UNIOne Inc.
Top IBM Business Partner - Japan: Nippon Information and Communication CorporationVisit PartnerWorld for more information about the winning solutions or to see which other outstanding IBM Business Partners were recognized as finalists. In addition, make sure to keep up with all the latest news and announcements coming out of the 2012 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference by following hashtag #ibmpwlc on Twitter or via the PartnerWold Livestream Channel.
Top IBM Midmarket Business Partner - Japan: Japan Business Computer Corporation
Most Outstanding Distributor - Japan: iGUAZU Corporation
Congratulations to all of the 2012 IBM Beacon Award winners!