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European IT Excellence Awards 2012 finalists announced

  • 49 companies from 17 countries represented

[London, 19 April 2012] The finalists for the European IT Excellence Awards 2012 - the leading pan-European awards event for Solution Provider and Systems Integrator channels - were announced today by IT Europa. A total of 49 companies from 17 European countries have made the finals. The winners will be announced at the European IT Excellence 2012 Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London on 30th May 2012.

The European IT Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 23 countries. Entries were submitted by the Solution Providers and Systems Integrators describing the solution provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client.

"The quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in the European IT channel," stated Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. "Finalists have come from right across Europe with Central and Eastern European countries well represented."

"The judges were impressed with the quality of all the entries and the obvious work that had gone into preparing them," stated John Chapman, Editorial Director at IT Europa. "Each year we are encouraged by the tremendous enthusiasm from the channel for such an awards event. We were inundated with enquiries, ranging from requests for advice on how to make a good entry to emails of support for what we were doing with the event. What is so exciting and uplifting is the real skill and ingenuity shown by the companies in many of the solutions. Our judges have a lot of experience in the IT industry and sitting on such judging panels, so to have such comments as 'superb' and 'incredible' from them was great to hear."

There were 12 categories for Solution Provider solutions from SMB to major enterprise and Government to Managed Service provision. As well as the Solution Provider categories, there are four supplier categories for which Solution Providers nominate their distributor, service provider or hardware and software supplier for the support they provide through their partner programs.

"The entries in the categories for suppliers showed that these companies have been putting a tremendous amount of effort into their channel development activities, particularly in helping partners accelerate their businesses through the recovering economic climate experienced in 2011," commented John Chapman. "The entries detailed the sales and marketing activities undertaken in partnership with the supplier and showed the results as far as new business development and market penetration."

Solution Provider Categories - Finalists

SMB

Transformation Solution of the Year
Green Fields Technology
Lease-Desk
Northdoor plc

Technology Solution of the Year
Avangate
Blue Rock Systems
Greenwall Systems
KoçSistem Bilgi ve Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
PureNet

Enterprise

Transformation Solution of the Year
Azzurri Communications
Cisilion Limited
Combis
Datapolis
HCL AXON

Technology Innovation of the Year
Atlas Products International
Azzurri Communications
Critical Software, SA
Isotrak Ltd
Unicorn Systems a.s.

Datacentre Solution of the Year
ACP IT Solutions GmbH
Backup Technology
EACS Limited

Vertical Solution of the Year
ACE enterprise Slovakia
Comtact Ltd
m-hance
Sigma Consultancy
Unicorn Systems a.s.

Mobility

Mobility Solution of the Year
ACE enterprise Slovakia
Cisilion Limited
EACS Limited

Government

Citizen Engagement Solution of the Year
Berkley, part of The Livvy's Group
COMP-2000 d.o.o.
SIVECO Romania

Information Management Solution of the Year
COMP-2000 d.o.o.
INSOFT Development & Consulting
SIVECO Romania

IT Innovation Solution of the Year
ACP IT Solutions GmbH
Cisilion Limited
SIVECO Romania

Managed Service

Managed Support Service
360 Solutions
Azzurri Communications
Berkley (part of The Livvy's Group)
Custard Technical Services

Hosted / Cloud Solution of the Year Atlanta Technology
Azzurri Communications
Backup Technology
Green Fields Technology

Supplier Categories - Finalists

Distributor of the Year
Avnet
Hammer
Info Quest Technologies S.A.
Marvel Distribution
VIP Computers Ltd
Wick Hill

Service Provider of the Year
intY
Rise
Unicorn Universe a.s.

Hardware Vendor of the Year
Dell
EMC
Quantum

Software Vendor of the Year
AvePoint
Ipswitch Network Management Division
Microsoft
nlyte Software
Red Hat

The European IT Excellence 2012 Awards Dinner, at which the winners will be announced, will be held on 30th May 2012 at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London. For further information visit: www.iteawards-it.com

About IT Europa
IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. It publishes European channel publications such as the IT Europa Newsletter, markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

For further information contact:
Alan Norman
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604
Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com

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