2013 International winners news


Actiontec Wins Four Best In Biz 2013 International Awards, Including Top Honors For ScreenBeam

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“We’re honored to be recognized in Best in Biz’ inaugural international award program. The list of judges includes some of the top names in technology and business journalism across the globe,” said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics.

“Actiontec has had numerous accomplishments over the past year toward making broadband more useful and enjoyable for consumers everywhere and we’re so pleased to see these achievements recognized by the international body,” he added.

Arkadin CEO Awarded Technology Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards International Competition

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“It’s an honor and privilege to receive this award, especially when judged among many worthy peers,” says Mr. de Puymorin. “The recognition underscores the hard work of all our employees whose core value of respect, entrepreneurial spirit and enjoyment will continue to propel our business for even greater leadership ahead.”

Aternity Wins Best in Biz International Award for Mobile End User Experience

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The prestigious award recognizes Aternity’s groundbreaking End User Experience management solution for mobile applications. “Through talented and dedicated people, unique and innovative products, like our groundbreaking mobile capabilities, and a passion for performance, Aternity has redefined end user experience monitoring,” said Trevor Matz, president and CEO of Aternity. “This latest trio of awards recognizes our commitment to excellence in providing our customers and partners with innovative, user-centric proactive IT management capabilities.”

Axceler Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“Being recognized as a Best Place to Work by Best in Biz International is an honor for our entire organization,” said Mike Alden, CEO of Axceler. “Not only do we aim to provide our customers around the globe with quality collaboration solutions, but we truly care about providing our employees with an office environment that encourages creativity and offers an open door policy to executives. This award further validates Axceler’s presence in the international market as a great place for smart and ambitious candidates to start and grow their careers.”

Boost Software Wins Best New Company Award

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“We’re proud to be associated with the Best in Biz Awards,” says Boost President and co-founder Amit Mehta. “We’ve put our hearts and souls into Boost, and we believe it shows.”
“Other recipients of the Best in Biz Awards included Epson and Dell Software. As a winner for 2013, Boost Software will be able to display a Best in Biz International silver trophy icon on its website and sales pages.

“Any legitimate symbol of quality or seal of trust should raise conversion rates and EPC,” says Mr. Mehta. “Even customers who’ve never heard of Boost or Best in Biz will know it’s important that we’ve been listed alongside companies like Dell. And they’ll feel safe with us knowing we’re a Microsoft-trusted partner.”

Clarizen Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“Being named a fastest-growing private company amongst many of the world’s most successful technology organizations is an honor,” said Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO and co-founder of Clarizen. “It reflects our mission to innovate at a furious pace and maintain a laser-focus on helping our customers build high performance teams. This recognition is a true testament to Clarizen’s vision of leading the future of work.”

This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as Business Insider (Australia), Canadian Business (Canada), Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), Irish Independent (Ireland), Jerusalem Post (Israel), and Techtalk (United States).

Comm100 Named Silver Winner in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“At Comm100, we are always striving to provide better products and services and have had a lot of accomplishments over the past year toward making customer communication simple and effective for businesses, especially small or medium sized ones. It’s really a great honor to see these achievements recognized by the international body,” said Kevin Gao, Founder and CEO of Comm100.

Conversation Wins 2013 Creative Department and Website of the Year

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“The entire agency, including our creative team, makes every effort to produce effective campaigns for our clients,” said Conversation Founder, Frank O’Brien. “To receive recognition for our efforts, especially right on the heels of the agency’s fifth anniversary, is an added bonus.”

“We put careful consideration into how to best engage the consumer aesthetically when starting a project,” said Conversation Design Director, David Orellana. “We take great pride and put a lot of time into our work, so it’s nice to be recognized.”

In addition, Conversation leveraged the brand’s, and its own, appearance on AMC’s reality show “The Pitch” to generate buzz. “Winning the award for Best Website wouldn’t have been possible without the people at popchips,” said Frank O’Brien. “Their ability to view the campaign through a strategic lens, while under the national spotlight of a major television show, allowed us to put our best foot forward.”

Hard Work Pays Off for Dell SonicWALL with Best in Biz Awards – Dell SuperMassive 9000 Series Wins Silver

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“How do you know when all of your hard work is paying off? Well, one way is when folks outside of your company recognize your successes. Last week Best in Biz Awards, an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, announced the winners in its inaugural global competition – and Dell SonicWALL took home two highly coveted awards! More than 150 entries were received from an impressive array of public and private companies representing more than 25 countries and a variety of industries and sectors.

Winning these awards from Best in Biz Awards recognizes the efforts of our teams in producing outstanding products that address market needs and also highlighting our products and capabilities. Hard work is its own reward, but it’s also great to receive third party recognition.”

Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Company Title Given to e-Cycle by Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“Winning the gold award for the Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Company really goes to the heart of what we do at e-Cycle,” said e-Cycle founder and CEO Christopher Irion. “We are dedicated to empowering companies to take a responsible and secure approach to wireless recycling, and the fact that winners are determined by experts in the industry is very gratifying. It means that our efforts to handle e-waste disposal responsibly, with no danger to the environment or its inhabitants, are being recognized and rewarded.”

ExtraHop Networks Recognized in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“At ExtraHop, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to providing our growing base of enterprise customers with deep, real-time insight into the performance, availability, and security of their IT environments,” said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop Networks. “We’re honored to be the recipients of this Best in Biz Award, which acknowledges not only our technological innovation, but the hard work of our world-class team, our accelerating market penetration, and the stake we’ve put in the ground as the pioneer in IT operational intelligence.”

GPS Insight Wins Silver In Best In Biz Awards 2013 International

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Robert Donat, Founder & CEO of GPS Insight stated, “We are thrilled and thankful to be chosen for the Best in Biz Award. GPS Insight spends significant time and resources on working to be the best Enterprise GPS Fleet Tracking product on the market, and this award is validation that our efforts have paid off.”

GXT Green’s ECOgrade™ photodegradable bags win two Silver Medals

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Manas Chatterjee, CEO of GXT Green commented “We have received many accolades in the US for this innovative and important product for our future. We are thrilled and honored to accept this recognition of the success we are also having solving plastic pollution with the ECOgrade solution internationally in India, Australia, The Middle East, Northern Africa, and Europe.”

Hudson Horizons’ CEO Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“The growth and development of Hudson Horizons over the years, particularly this past year, has been incredible to witness; this award helps support that. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish here at Hudson and look forward to even more growth and success in the future,” said Daryl Bryant, founder and CEO of Hudson Horizons.

hybris Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“hybris is a company built on market leading technology and a culture of innovation,” said Nathalie Parent, Vice President Human Resources at hybris. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Best in Biz for our work place culture, which is a global priority for hybris. Employees are at the core of our company and it is of utmost importance that they are involved in fostering a culture that involves an open door policy, employee-implemented initiatives, versatile work options as well as a vibrant social scene.”

iCIMS Snags the Silver for “Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year” in Prestigious International Competition

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“We are so proud that the superb customer experience we have worked so hard to create at iCIMS has been recognized internationally. Launching a client-friendly, well-received customer service system was a passion project for us,” said iCIMS Chief Operating Officer and iCARE Customer Service Ambassador, Adam Feigenbaum.

LoopUp Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“We’re delighted to have won this award, which recognizes that we’re doing something different in this marketplace and are having a real impact,” said Steve Flavell, co-CEO of LoopUp. “The vast majority of business people truly dislike conference calling and have done so for many years. LoopUp means they can now dislike it less, perhaps even like it.”

Métier’s Project Portfolio Management Software and PMO Services Offering Receive Two International Awards

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“PMO Central offers deep knowledge of industry best practices and a consultative approach to help us reach our goals,” said Métier customer Robert Biles, application division manager at the City of Miami Beach. “The level of service provided by PMO Central, combined with their expertise, makes them a unique and powerful asset to our organization.”

2013 International Best in Biz Awards honors NAB boss

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This week, the 2013 International Best in Biz Awards paid homage to some of the payment industry’s top leaders, executives, and visionaries. […]

Gardner was presented as a sterling example of youthful leadership within an equally young industry that is going places… and fast. The NAB founder and chief executive is credited with “bringing to market the most comprehensive mobile point of sale solution available.”

“It is an honor to have been named a winner in the Executive of the Year category of the 2013 International Best in Biz Awards,” said Gardner. “It’s truly been a team effort to develop North American Bancard over the past 20-years as the industry’s most innovative merchant payment provider, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Other World Computing Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“We’re justifiably proud of our Aura Pro and Mercury SSD products, which are designed and built here in the United States,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. “The OWC team is honored to receive a Gold award from Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, and we will continue to work to bring gold-level service and products to our customers every day.”

Permabit Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“Being named one of the most innovative products in the world by Best in Biz Awards is truly appreciated, but the true honor we continually strive towards is having one of the many hardware, software and service providers we’ve partnered with incorporate our deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and replication technologies into their existing solutions to create an even better product or service for their customers,” said Tom Cook, CEO of Permabit.

Pure Storage Takes Silver for Enterprise Product of the Year in 2013 International “Best in Biz Awards”

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“We are honored that FlashArray has been internationally recognized as an Enterprise Product of the Year by the esteemed judging panel of the Best in Biz awards,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO at Pure Storage. “This award is the result of the tireless efforts of the Pure Storage team, who work hard everyday to deliver groundbreaking innovation that meets and exceeds the very high expectations of our customer and partners around the world. As always, we remain singularly focused on delivering a fundamentally better storage experience built on the power and promise of all-flash that can be utilized by enterprises of any size and budget. This award is further validation that we are succeeding in our mission.”

Tegile Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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According to Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems, “We believe in our approach to providing high-capacity, high-speed and reasonably priced storage solutions that satisfy the needs of customers in a wide range of industries We’re glad that the judges of this competition believe in that approach too.”

Virident Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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“Even with a peep memory solutions accessible for performance-critical focus workloads, enterprises still have a tough time nutritious that opening turn over a life of a solid-state drive,” pronounced Mike Gustafson, CEO during Virident. “Companies need solutions that speed focus response time and optimize data-center potency for new levels of ROI. Winning a Most Innovative Product of a Year for a Best in Biz Awards 2013 International is another validation that Virident’s enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions are revolutionizing craving computing.”

Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International

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More than 150 entries were received in this year’s inaugural awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies, representing more than 25 countries and a variety of industries and sectors.

Gold and multiple award winners in this year’s inaugural contest include: Actiontec Electronics (US and Taiwan), Adroll, Arkadin (France), Arkadium, ASSIA, ASH, Conversation, Coupa Software, Coveo (Canada), Dell, Dell SonicWALL, e-Cycle, Epson, G-Force Shipping, GXT Green, Hudson Horizons, LoopUp, Metier, M&E Painting, National Bank TRUST (Russia), Other World Computing, PayAnywhere, Procter & Gamble, Quality Systems, Redline, Secunia (Denmark), SimpliVity Corporation, StarHub (Singapore), TelecityGroup (UK), Telerik, ThreatMetrix, USANA, Vision Critical and Volusion.

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