The awards are split into three sections. The first set of awards are exclusively for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) highlighting the crucial role that applications play in the development of customer solutions. The second set of awards recognise the vital role played by Value Added Resellers (VARs), Solution Providers and Systems Integrators in providing solutions for both the SME and Large Enterprise sectors. The third set of awards is for vendors and suppliers who best support channel partners in delivering excellence.
“With more than 80% of sales now going through some form of channel and the complexity of technology continuing to increase, recognition of the crucial role that channels play in the delivery of real solutions to end customers is probably overdue,” said Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. “The European IT Excellence Awards are the first pan-European awards to recognise excellence in the delivery of real solutions and are intended to encourage the development of partnerships between vendors and solution providers across the IT and Telecoms industries.”
The Awards, organised by IT Europa, are supported by the leading pan-European channel magazine 8020 EUROPA. Winners will be presented with their awards at the European IT Excellence Awards Dinner on 14 May 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel, Prague. The Awards Dinner has been timed to coincide with the European ISV Convention 2009 which is being staged at the same venue from 13 -14 May 2009.