Winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 announced

Europe's top IT companies were rewarded in a gala event on Wednesday night when the winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 - the pan-European awards event ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners - were announced. Gyles Brandreth announced the results in his very own style at the London Lancaster Hotel to an audience of over 350, emphasising the very European nature of the entries.

The 2015 European IT & Software Excellence Awards saw a return to confidence in the industry, with some of the highest scores ever recorded by the judges. Now in its seventh year, there were notable triumphs for companies from across Europe, with projects ranging from an open-source solution saving money in the UK's NHS to automatic fare collection in Minsk. Winners were chosen from 83 finalists who represented 32 countries.

Cloud technology figured strongly, particularly when projects had to consider global operations such as a notable win for a recruitment specialist project. Many of the projects were able to save considerable amounts of time and money for clients, such as the winner who sorted out unstructured data at charity Save The Children.

“There were some absolutely terrific solutions among the winners, and really, looking at the quality of the hundreds of entries we received, these were just the tip of an iceberg,” says John Garratt, chair of the judges panel. “The European IT industry should feel proud of what it is offering clients in a time of great change in terms of available technologies, range of solutions, and in how it is selecting from the vast array of solutions out there.”

The full list of winners is below:

 

Solution Provider section

SME Solution of the Year - Enterprise Study Ltd

Enterprise Solution of the Year - Green Fields Technology

Datacentre Solution of the Year - TechMahindra Limited

Vertical Solution of the Year - IBA Group

Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year - BJSS

Managed Services Solution of the Year - Interoute

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year - AirWatch by VMware

Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year - BrightStarr

Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year - Northdoor plc

Networking Solution of the Year - Bell Integrator

Security Solution of the Year - SoftServe Inc

 

ISV Categories

ERP/CRM/Relationship Management Solution of the Year - LIFE IS HARD

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year - DocLogix

Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year - Kazoup

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year - Arkessa Limited

Vertical Market Solution of the Year - PureNet

Government/Utilities Solution of the Year - UNIT4

SaaS Solution of the Year - Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd

Software Innovation Solution of the Year- Sequel Business Solutions

 

Supplier categories, recognising the support provided to channel partners.

Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year - Emulex

Technology Vendor of the Year - EMC 

Finance/Support Provider of the Year - BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Security Vendor of the Year - Centrify

Service Provider of the Year - Genius Networks

Software Vendor of the Year - Nexenta Systems

Distributor of the Year - Avnet

 

In congratulating the winners, Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa says: “the overall quality of entries, from what was a record entry this year, was extremely high and demonstrates the depth of talent in the ISV and Solution Provider communities across Europe. I congratulate all the winners and wish them and all the finalists every success in the year ahead.”

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions. Entries were submitted by the ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators themselves describing the solution provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client.

There were eight categories for ISVs and eleven categories for Solution Provider solutions spanning all major customer and solution segments, from SMB to large enterprises and the public sector. In addition to the ISV and Solution Provider categories, there are seven supplier categories for which ISVs and Solution Providers have nominated distributors, hardware and software suppliers, communications, hosting or business services providers for the support they have provided through their partner programmes.

 

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. The company 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: www.iteuropa.com

 

For further information contact:

 

Alan Norman

Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604

Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com