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Winners of European IT Excellence Awards announced


(London, 11th February 2011) IT Europa, the leading European IT publisher and market intelligence organisation, today announced the winners of the European IT Excellence Awards 2011 - the pan-European awards event for IT and Telecoms channels. The finalists were honoured last night at a celebration dinner at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London.

The European IT Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Solution Providers play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 31 countries. Entries were submitted by ISVs and resellers describing the solution provided and each had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. 62 companies from 22 countries made the finals. The winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors.

Vendor Award
Vendor Award

The award for Channel Company of the Year, the award to the entry across all 17 categories that most impressed the judges, was won by Eurodata for a Unified Communications solution for the Rugby Football Union.

Another notable award on the night, for the European Channel Personality of the year, went to Ian Moyse, EMEA Channel Director, Webroot. This award was based on the results of a poll of 20,000 directors of Europe’s leading 8,000 channel organisations and the readership of the IT Europa’s pan-European channel news services.

The award for European Distributor of the year went to Westcon Convergence and that for European Vendor of the year was awarded to Oracle.

In congratulating the winners, Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa said: “the overall quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in the channel community across Europe. I congratulate all the winners and wish them and all the finalists every success in the year ahead”

The awards categories were divided into two main groups: ISVs and Solution Providers. The ISV categories were for software-based solutions for which the ISV had written the bulk of the solution itself. The Solution Provider categories were for complete solutions that include hardware, software, communications and services. As well as the channel categories there were two supplier categories for which channel companies nominated their distributors or vendors for the support provided through their channel programs.

The European IT Excellence Awards 2011 – results:

ISV Award Categories

Business IntelligenceWinner:Phocas
Sponsored by Foster MacCallum  
Communications & Mobility Winner:Appear Networks AB
Sponsored by Cisco  
Enterprise Application Winner:Neural Technologies
Sponsored by Oracle  
Information ManagementWinner:DocLogix
Sponsored by SAP  
Relationship ManagementWinner:IBA Group
Sponsored by SAP  
SaaS SolutionWinner:HansaWorld
Sponsored by SIIA  
Vertical MarketWinner:Anglia Business Solutions
Sponsored by IBM  

Solution Provider Award Categories

Data & Information Management Winner:Sigma Consultancy
Sponsored by Dell  
Sponsored by Oracle  
EnterpriseWinner:Critical Software
Sponsored by CA Technologies  
Managed Service Winner:Azzurri Communications
Sponsored by Jaspersoft  
Sponsored by Avnet  
SMBWinner:Green Fields Technology
Sponsored by BPL  
Unified Communications Winner:Eurodata Systems
Sponsored by Cisco  
Vertical MarketWinner:S & T Serbia
Sponsored by IBM  

Supplier Award Categories

European Distributor of the Year Winner:Westcon
Sponsored by IT Europa  
European Vendor of the YearWinner:Oracle
Sponsored by IT Europa  

Special Awards

Channel Company of the Year Winner:Eurodata
Sponsored by IT Europa  
Channel Personality of the YearWinner:Ian Moyse, EMEA Channel Director, Webroot
Sponsored by IT Europa  

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:

For further information contact:

Alan Norman
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604