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Everything Channel Names the Winners of the Midsize Enterprise Summit East's 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' and 'Midmarket Value Product Awards'

PRNewswire
BOCA RATON, Fla.
Apr 21, 2010

Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the winners of Midsize Enterprise Summit East's 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' and the 'Midmarket Value Product Awards.' The awards are a proven springboard to increased brand awareness and product credibility in the midmarket.

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The 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' are the only awards in the midmarket industry targeted to IT executives which are voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers who directly influence their customers' technology buying decisions. After two days of boardroom presentations and one-on-one meetings, the decision-makers vote on the products and services presented at the show.

  The winners of the 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' include:
  --  Best Midmarket Solution - Hardware:  HP Intel
  --  Best Midmarket Solution - Software:  Qlikview
  --  Best Midmarket Solution - Services:  Google
  --  Best Execution of a Midmarket IT Solution:  Trigeo
  --  Best Presentation:  Trigeo
  --  Best of Show:  HP Intel

The Midsize Enterprise Summit created a new awards program for the 2010 event named the 'Midmarket Value Product Awards.' The awards highlight the top ten products recognized by CRN Magazine across five categories, including networking, data center, storage, security, and productivity applications that have been successful with VARs and CIOs in the midmarket market.

  Midmarket Value Product Award Winners:
  --  Security:   TriGeo Network Security Information Management (SIM)
      Version 5
  --  Productivity Apps:  IBM Cognos Express
  --  Data Center:  Vmware ESXi vSphere4
  --  Storage:  Compellent Storage Center 5
  --  Networking: Digium AA355 Switchvox PBX

  Midmarket Value Product Award Finalists:
  --  Storage:  Dell Equalogic PS Series
  --  Security:  Kaspersky Mobile 8.0
  --  Networking:  LifeSize 220 Series Telepresence
  --  Productivity Apps:  Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions
  --  Data Center:  Riverbed Technology Steelhead WAN Optimization
      Appliances

The Midmarket Value Product winners and runner-ups were selected via a nomination process involving CRN's editorial staff, solution providers and CIOs of midsize organizations. Selections were based on customer service, how well the vendor's technology fit a midsize enterprise and the vendor's commitment to solution providers serving midmarket customers.

"Our awards programs embrace innovation and success for technology companies in the midmarket," said Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President of Everything Channel Events. "We congratulate the winners on their success."

The awards were presented at the Summit held April 18-21 at the Boca Raton Resort. The Midsize Enterprise Summit, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, brought senior IT executives from midsize businesses together with industry analysts and leading and emerging vendors. The event embraced midmarket-specific issues, trends and solutions from a horizontal and vertical industry-specific perspective. The business intensive format includes analyst-led sessions, vendor-led World Premiers, Private Boardroom Appointments, a Showcase of Exhibits, as well as networking functions.

For additional information on the Midsize Enterprise Summit East, visit: http://www.everythingchannelevents.com/mese10.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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  Chantell Harris
  Everything Channel
  (516) 562-5357
  Chantell.harris@ec.ubm.com

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CONTACT: Chantell Harris, Everything Channel, +1-516-562-5357,
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