Each year the IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners around the world for their technical excellence and innovative solutions based on IBM technology. Beacon Award winners are an elite group of Business Partners who have delivered unique and innovative solutions that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction. Winning a Beacon Award puts a Business Partner's firm in the spotlight for industry recognition, and on a path to greater opportunity to increased visibility and promotional opportunities. There are more than 20 awards available that recognize achievement across a wide range of solution areas, including Smarter Industries, Smarter Solutions and developerWorks. Nominations are open to all Advanced and Premier Business Partners.
2011 Beacon Award nominations opened on November 1, and will close on December 10.