PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 29, 2007 – Frost & Sullivan honored companies for innovation and leadership at the 5th annual Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies Awards Banquet held in Tempe, Arizona last week.
These Awards recognized companies and individuals that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze information and communication industries in the near future.
While speaking about the Award recipients in his opening speech, Rufus Connell, Research Director of Frost & Sullivan’s Information Technology practice commented, “It takes a great deal of effort and determination to excel in this industry. The companies that are represented here tonight have more than earned this recognition as they have propelled the information technology industry through their dedication and leadership.”
Awarded companies included:
AT&T - 2007 Wholesale Business Services Company of the Year -AND- 2007 Consumer Communications Services Product of the Year
Bandwidth.com - 2007 IP Communications Services CEO of the Year, Henry Kaestner and David Morken
CipherLab - 2007 In-Store Handheld Automation Product Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems – 2007 North American Carrier Ethernet Equipment Market Leadership of the Year
ClearOne - 2007 Audio Conferencing CEO of the Year, Zee Hakimoglu
ClearStory - 2007 Global Digital Media Applications Product of the Year
Envivio - 2007 Global Digital Media Infrastructure Company of the Year -AND- 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation
Hatteras Networks - 2007 North American Carrier Ethernet Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
InterCall - 2007 Conferencing Company of the Year
LiteScape - 2007 Enterprise Communications Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
Nice Systems - 2007 Contact Center Company of the Year
Nortel - 2007 North American Carrier Infrastructure Technology Innovation of the Year Award
PatchLink - 2007 NA Network Security Resource Protection Product of the Year
SightSpeed - 2007 North American IP Communications Services Company of the Year
Time Warner Telecom - 2007 North American Business Communication Services CEO of the Year, Larissa Herda
Transera Communications - 2007 Contact Center Product of the Year
Vcall - 2007 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Leadership
Verdasys - 2007 Network Security Resource Protection Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
Virage - 2007 Media Management Software Excellence in Technology of the Year
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
For further information on the Award banquets or recipients or for digital photos, please contact Stacie Jones, 210.247.2450, Stacie.Jones@frost.com.
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