2013 IBM Beacon Award and IBM Choice Award Winners Honored at PartnerWorld Leadership Conference

  2013 IBM Beacon Award and IBM Choice Award Winners Honored at PartnerWorld
                            Leadership Conference

IBM Business Partners recognized for technical excellence, industry expertise,
and innovative solutions for IBM products and services.

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., March 1, 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced
the winners of its 13th annual IBM Beacon Awards, which honor Business
Partners, globally, for their information technology excellence, commitment to
industry skills and expertise, and innovative solutions based on IBM
technology and services.

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Winners of the Beacon Awards are selected by leading industry influencers and
IBM executives in 30 award areas spanning Smarter Industries, Smarter
Computing, Smarter Solutions, and Technical Excellence. The winning solutions
showcase IBM Business Partner skills and expertise in developing innovative
approaches to solving business challenges and helping clients grow.

"The IBM Beacon Award winners and finalists are IBM Business Partners who have
delivered unique and innovative solutions resulting in client transformation
and business growth," said Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business
Partners. "These innovation leaders have not only raised the standard for
business excellence but have also demonstrated ingenuity while delivering an
exceptional client experience."

Beacon Award winners receive industry recognition, increased marketplace
visibility, and promotional support for their firm and solutions in
recognition of their achievements. Beacon Award winners and finalists were
announced at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
More than 2,000 Business Partners and IBM executives from around the globe
attended the conference.

IBM Choice Awards
For a fourth year, IBM honored Business Partners from each geography who have
demonstrated client value and business excellence in delivering IBM-based
solutions. The IBM Choice Awards are given to Business Partners who exhibit
IBM values in all client interactions and achieve common business goals,
resulting in superior customer satisfaction and mutually significant business
impact. The IBM Choice Awards were selected by an IBM panel and are not based
on nominations by Business Partners.

Winners of the 2013 IBM Beacon Awards

Beacon Laureate Award for Technical Excellence: FRITZ & MACZIOIL Software und
Computervertrieb GmbH (Germany)

Beacon Award for Smarter Cities

  oOutstanding Smarter Cities Solution: MSI Global Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Beacon Award for Smarter Commerce

  oOutstanding Smarter Commerce Solution: Channel Insight – CSIG Group
    (United Kingdom)

Beacon Awards for Smarter Computing

  oAnalytics and Big Data: Business Analytics Innovation: DataClarity
    Corporation (United States)
  oAnalytics and Big Data: Information Management Innovation: Intelcom
  oOutstanding Expert Integrated Systems Solution – PureSystems: Advent One
  oOutstanding IT Transformational Solution -- Power Systems: Beijing
    Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  oOutstanding Optimized Systems Solution on Enterprise Servers (System z):
    Yunnan Nantian Electronics Information Corp., Ltd.. (China)
  oOutstanding Optimized x86 System Solution -- System x and BladeCenter:
    Datatrend Technologies, Inc. (United States)
  oOutstanding Smarter Storage Solution: Mark III Systems (United States)
  oSmartCloud - Cloud Application Provider: nViso SA (Switzerland)
  oSmartCloud - Cloud Builder: Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  oSmartCloud - Cloud Services Solution Provider: ComPro Bilisim
    Teknolojileri (Turkey)

Beacon Awards for Smarter Industries

  oBest Industry Solution for Banking: Silanis Technology (Canada)
  oBest Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities: Landis+Gyr (United States)
  oBest Industry Solution for Healthcare & Life Sciences: Kanteron Systems
  oBest Industry Solution for Insurance: Innovation Group (United States)
  oBest Industry Solution for Retail: Aginity (United States)
  oBest Industry Solution for Telecommunications: Ventraq Inc. (United

Beacon Awards for Smarter Solutions

  oBest Solution to Optimize the World's Infrastructure: Front-safe
  oDelivering Better Business Outcomes Through Social Business: Knowledge
    Dimension (South Africa)
  oOutstanding Business Agility Solution: Summa (United States)
  oOutstanding Competitive Solution: Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc. (United
  oOutstanding Innovation in Software and Systems Development: Tata
    Consultancy Services (India)
  oOutstanding Managed Service Provider Solution for Midsize Businesses: GMO
    Internet (Japan)
  oOutstanding Security Solution: Pirean Software (United Kingdom)
  oOutstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services: Essex
    Technology Group, Inc. (United States)
  oOutstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses: SLTN (Netherlands)
  oSmarter Solutions: Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Innovation:
    Sycomp, A Technology Company, Inc. (United States)

Beacon Awards for Technical Excellence

  oOutstanding Technical Excellence – Growth Markets: Advent One (Australia)
  oOutstanding Technical Excellence – Major Markets: Prolifics (United

Winners of the 2013 IBM Choice Awards


  oTop Business Partner – mauden spa
  oTop Mid Market Business Partner – BP Solutions
  oHigh-Performing New Business Partner – ITandTEL – E-Werk Welg AG
  oMarketing Excellence – Inforges Tecnologia

Growth Markets

  oTop Business Partner – Infosys Limited
  oMost Outstanding Distributor – AVNET Technology Solutions Tlc A.S.
  oHigh-Performing New Business Partner – Integradores de Tecnologia y
    Sistemas S.A.
  oMarketing Excellence – Digital China Limited


  oTop Business – Nippon Information and Communication Corporation
  oTop Mid Market Business Partner – Kanematsu Electronics Ltd.
  oHigh-Performing New Business Partners– NAIS CO., LTD.
  oMarketing Excellence – Bit-isle Inc.

North America

  oTop Business Partner – Micro Strategies
  oTop Mid Market Business Partner – Distributed Systems Services
  oHigh-Performing New Business Partner – Meadowgate Technologies, LLC
  oMarketing Excellence – Mid-Range
  oMarketing Excellence – Mainline Information Systems

Lizette Kodama
IBM External Relations


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