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Phoenix IT bags IBM award

IBM Beacon Awards recognize technical excellence, industry expertise and innovative solutions for IBM technology and services

1st March 2012: Phoenix IT Solutions Limited was named winner of the 2012 IBM Beacon Award for Smarter Industry: Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities. This honor is awarded each year to a select number of IBM Business Partners to recognize information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions based on IBM technology and services.

“We thank IBM for selecting us for this prestigious award. This Beacon award signifies our focused effort of more than a decade in nurturing the mPower™ suite of utility products to perfection. With 100% success rate in implementing mPower™ based utility solutions, we were able to deliver unmatched value to our clients worldwide. Our solution based approach won us many laurels in areas like customer service, revenue protection, smart metering and we are on the verge of coming out with disruptive innovations in the smart grid arena. The IBM Beacon award should give a fillip to our efforts in driving sales in high growth markets. My heartfelt thanks to all the Phoenicians who made this happen and all our customers who reposed their faith in our solutions” said Mr Murali Krishna Gannamani, Managing Director & CEO, Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd.

The Beacon Awards are a central and vital element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM’s Beacon Awards recognize a select number of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.

“The IBM Beacon Awards recognize PartnerWorld members who best exemplify the ability to deliver business value to our mutual clients through innovative, industry-focused solutions,” said Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket. “We congratulate Phoenix IT Solutions on winning the Beacon Award for Smarter Industry: Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities and demonstrating its ability to provide value by incorporating a robust platform using the Phoenix mPower™ suite of products along with IBM stack of hardware, middleware and asset management software enabling the utilities to curtail technical and commercial losses, improve service delivery, reduce outages and optimize distribution assets. In addition, the solution is future ready safeguarding the utility investments in the smart grid era.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld. To find an IBM Business Partner with a particular set of skills, a technology reseller or a consultant with industry expertise, visit the Business Partner Locator at: https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/search.jsp

Phoenix CEO & MD Mr Murali Krishna Gannamani receiving the 2012 IBM Beacon award for Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities from Craig Hayman, General Manager, Industry solutions at IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

MEDIA CONTACT for IBM

Raghavendra Ramesh (Raghu)
IBM Media Relations, Business Partner Organization, Channels & CSI, ISA.
raghu.rags@in.ibm.com

MEDIA CONTACT for Phoenix IT Solutions

Winston Adams
Asst. Vice President
winston.a@phoenix.in