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Winners announced in European IT and Software Excellence Awards 2017

The winners in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017 ( - the leading pan-European awards for resellers, ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners – have been revealed at a gala dinner in London on 30 March.

Just some of the winners on stage at the end of the successful event

“Not only did we have a record number of entries and votes from the industry, but the quality was even higher than previous years and confirms our view that Europe has entered a new era of IT confidence,” says John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa and head of the judges panel. “It is up to us as an industry to take these ideas out to the market, to show the general media, politicians and governments that the industry is not all about security threats and scare stories, but regularly delivers great productivity gains to ordinary businesses and people. The evidence is in the projects that we have highlighted with our selection of finalists and winners.”

Author and comedian Dominic Holland (below) introduced the event in his usual hilarious style and kept the awards moving on a a good pace.

Now in their ninth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017 attracted more than 500 entries. The awards were given for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes. 100 companies from 28 countries were represented amongst the finalists.

The judges, with many decades of experience of IT industry involvement between them, have arrived at a list of winners that they believe truly reflects both the strength of Europe's IT industry and many of the changes in direction occurring within it.

The categories and winners:

Solution Provider section:

Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year: Zizo Software

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year: Capita

Customer Experience/Management Solution: RapidValue Solutions

Datacentre Solution of the Year: APC by Schneider Electric

Enterprise Solution of the Year: Unit4

Managed Service Solution of the Year: Air-IT

Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year: 4net Technologies

Security Solution of the Year: NSFOCUS

SME Solution of the year: 123 Insight Limited

Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year: Tech Mahindra

Vertical Solution of the Year: Sequel Business Solutions

ISV categories

Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year: PureClarity

Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the Year: Totalmobile

Government/Utilities Solution of the Year: Sorsix International

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year: IBA Group

SaaS Solution of the Year: ConnectWise

Software Innovation Solution of the Year: Datawright

Vertical Market Solution of the Year: ContentGuru

Supplier categories

Distributor of the Year: Tech Data

Service Provider of the Year: SolarWinds MSP

Finance/Support Services Provider of the Year: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Security Vendor of the Year: Avast

Software Vendor of the Year: Microsoft

Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year: Cisco

Technology Vendor of the Year: Dell-EMC

Channel Programme of the Year: Amazon Web Services

More images available here. Thanks to all sponsors and all that took part.