Gemini Systems LLC Wins Prestigious IBM Lotus Award

Teach For America's TFANet Named Best in IBM WebSphere Portal or IBM Mashup Center Category

Jan 19, 2010, 07:30 ET from Gemini Systems LLC

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemini Systems LLC today announced that it has been awarded the IBM Lotus Award in the Best IBM WebSphere Portal or IBM Mashup Center category for the 15th annual IBM Lotus Awards.  This has been awarded to Gemini Systems for their work on the TFANet social extranet solution built for Teach For America. Additionally, Gemini Systems was recognized as a finalist for the TFANet solution in two other award categories:  Best Community Service and IBM Lotus Breakout Technology.

The IBM Lotus Awards recognize exceptional IBM PartnerWorld members that specialize in Lotus software solutions and have excelled at providing quality products, innovative solutions and superior services to customers. For the 2010 Lotus Awards, hundreds of applications were received from more than 30 countries around the world.

TFANet serves as a social extranet portal for Teach For America's key external users – corps members in 35 regions and alumni nationwide. The solution allows Teach For America to foster a network among these individuals and provide them with best-practices content, collaboration places, and the tools and resources they need to succeed as teachers and leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. TFANet is delivered to a user base that demands a platform that is intuitive, innovative, and easy to use.

The TFANet solution was built by Gemini Systems using IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Lotus Web Content Management, IBM Lotus Connections, IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition, IBM Lotus Quickr, IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition, IBM Tivoli Directory Server, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator, IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere, IBM Rational Performance Tester and IBM System X servers.

"We are honored to receive such a distinguished award and recognition from IBM for our work with Teach For America," said Simon Leung, CEO of Gemini Systems. "Achieving this type of recognition from industry leaders illustrates our continued innovation in using IBM and Lotus technologies to create transformative solutions and provide quality services to our customers."

On Wednesday January 20, 2010, Gemini Systems Managing Principal Consultant, Slava Frid, will be presenting a session at Lotusphere 2010: "Lessons Learned:  The Do's and Don'ts of Building a High Performance Web 2.0 Extranet Portal Your Users Will Adore." Mr. Frid's presentation is based on Portal and Social Software work Gemini has successfully delivered for Teach For America and other Gemini customers. The session will include a demonstration of TFANet.

About Gemini Systems LLC

Gemini Systems LLC works to help mid-market through Fortune 1000 companies realize their full potential by creating business solutions with best-of-breed IBM and related technologies. We do this as industry thought leaders utilizing unique best practices and Gemini's Synchronous Virtual Office™ global delivery model to create value beyond customer expectations. Gemini Systems is headquartered in New York, NY, USA with offices in Hong Kong, China; Chennai, India; and St. Petersburg, Russia. For more information, please visit

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