NewsGator Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for the United States
Social computing company also listed among top finalists for 2011 Microsoft ISV/Software Line of Business Partner of Year Award
DENVER, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator today proudly announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for the United States. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
"We're extremely proud to be Microsoft's Partner of the Year," said JB Holston, president and CEO of NewsGator. "It's a tremendous honor for everyone at NewsGator, but also for our clients worldwide. We strive for excellence in everything we do, and are delighted to be recognized by Microsoft for our world-class role in ensuring the Microsoft stack is the foundation for enterprise social computing. Our flagship Social Sites 2010 product for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is rapidly becoming a standard for the Global 2000, and we're looking forward to continued extraordinary growth in close cooperation with our great partner Microsoft."
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. NewsGator was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as demonstrating excellent subsidiary engagement in United States. The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award honors partners at the country level who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to mutual customers over the past year. This award recognizes NewsGator as succeeding in effective engagement with their local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation, business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.
"We are pleased to recognize NewsGator of the United States as Microsoft's Country Partner of the Year," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "NewsGator demonstrates a commitment to serving its customers, and our strong partnership is core to us winning together."
NewsGator also announced today it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft ISV/Software Line of Business Partner of the Year Award. The ISV/Software Line of Business Partner of the Year honors an ISV partner who has demonstrated leadership excellence in developing and delivering Microsoft platform-based line of business (ERP, CRM, ECM, BI, industry) applications to mutual customers over the past year. This award recognizes NewsGator, who is a valuable line of business partner to the Microsoft worldwide field.
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.
About NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Direct integration with SharePoint's business collaboration platform means NewsGator Social Sites runs hassle-free on thousands of organizations' existing computing infrastructures. Capabilities familiar to consumer-oriented social software, such as microblogging, activity streams, social profiles, mobile clients, video, badging, and expertise location, ensure users extract real business value from collaboration and knowledge management activities. Founded in 2004 and with over 2.5 million paid users, NewsGator serves Fortune 200 and government knowledge workers across the globe -- including Accenture, Biogen Idec, Charles Schwab, Deloitte, Edelman, Fujitsu, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Novartis, Unisys Corporation, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.
Together, SharePoint and Social Sites are propelling the future of productivity - www.newsgator.com.
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