Finalists Announced for 5th Annual Partner Awards

Earlier today, we announced the finalists for our 5th annual partner awards. The Parallels Partner Awards recognize outstanding yearly achievements by partners who utilize and innovate with Parallels products, solutions, services and ecosystem to increase their market share in the rapidly-expanding small and medium business (SMB) cloud services market.

“We are privileged to work with outstanding partners in the IT industry,” said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels. “This year’s finalists represent partners that demonstrate their commitment to innovation in the industry and dedication to transforming IT within the SMB sector.”

The award categories and 2014 finalists are:

APS ISV of the Year Award – The ISV with the best or newest APS-enabled offering.

Finalists: Backup Agent, Mozy by EMC, Symantec

CEO Award – The CEO Award recognizes a partner that has distinguished themselves amongst the Parallels Partner community by successfully delivering high levels of sales growth, customer satisfaction, innovation, adding new customers, and creating significant business impact.

Finalists: América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V., Host Europe, ViUX

Excellence in Cloud Services Delivery – The service provider with the most complete offering combined with the best service and support.

Finalists: Locaweb, iiNet, KPN

Excellence in Growth – The service provider with the fastest growth and best execution last year.

Finalists: Hostmysite, SoftCom, Triple C

New Partner of the Year – A partner whose first year in the Parallels Partner Program is highlighted by strong revenue growth and the usage of Parallels products.

Finalists: InfoboxCloud, Gradwell Communications, Telefónica

Parallels Champion Award – An individual at one of our service provider partners that is an outstanding contributor to our support forums and/or is otherwise a Parallels champion.

Finalists: Kristian Marcroft, CEO of LiWiNeA GmbH, Joe Doss, VP of Customer Service at Wired Tree, and Alexander Ragel, Director of Operations at Infobox Cloud

Regional Partners of the Year Award – The Regional Partner of the Year awards recognize a partner in every major region – the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) – who has demonstrated the ability to provide easy-to-use cloud services and who also has a growing base of satisfied SMB customers.

Finalists for Americas: Apptix, ViUX, XMission

Finalists for EMEA: Cobweb, Hostnet, Kazakhtelecom

Finalists for APAC: Conetix, Telstra, Web Drive

Winners will be officially announced and recognized at Parallels Summit 2014, February 24-26, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. There’s still time to attend Parallels Summit 2014. To register, and for information about the agenda, training and certification sessions, please visit http://www.parallels.com/summit/2014/.

Posted on February 11, 2014 and filed under Events, Partners & Customers.