CLEVELAND, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, today announced that it has been named winner of two categories in the IBM Beacon 2011 Awards competition: Outstanding IBM Power Systems Solution and Outstanding Virtualization and Consolidation Solutions. These prestigious honors are awarded each year to a select number of IBM Business Partners to recognize information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions based on IBM products and services.
The Beacon Awards are an important element of IBM's Business Partner recognition program. Chosen from among hundreds of nominations by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, Beacon Award winners have set the standard for business excellence, innovative technology solutions, industry knowledge and client satisfaction.
Tony Mellina, Agilysys senior vice president and general manager, Technology Solutions Group, commented: "This recognition is a genuine testament to Agilysys' focus on aligning best-in-class solutions to meaningfully advance our customers' objectives. IBM's pioneering products indisputably optimize our ability to enhance flexibility for legacy configurations and seamless scaling in the future."
The IBM Beacon Awards provide a wide range of industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to winners and finalists. This year's awards acknowledged Business Partner achievement across 27 categories.
"The IBM Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have delivered high value, innovative solutions that exemplify our focus on technical excellence, industry expertise and client satisfaction," said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "We congratulate Agilysys on winning two Beacon Awards for 2011, and demonstrating its commitment to delivering innovation and business value to our mutual clients."
For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/2011_beacon_awards_solutions.html.
To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.
Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The Company uses technology—including hardware, software and services—to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The Company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.agilysys.com .