European IT & Software Excellence award winners announced

The winners in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017 have been revealed at a gala dinner in London on 30th March.

"Not only did we have a record number of entries and votes from the industry, but the quality was even higher than previous years and confirms our view that Europe has entered a new era of IT confidence," said John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa and head of the judges panel.

"It is up to us as an industry to take these ideas out to the market, to show the general media, politicians and governments that the industry is not all about security threats and scare stories, but regularly delivers great productivity gains to ordinary businesses and people. The evidence is in the projects that we have highlighted with our selection of finalists and winners."

Now in their ninth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017 attracted more than 500 entries. The awards were given for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes. 100 companies from 28 countries were represented among the finalists.

The categories and winners are...

Solution Provider section:

Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year: Zizo Software

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year: Capita

Customer Experience/Management Solution: RapidValue Solutions

Datacentre Solution of the Year: APC by Schneider Electric

Enterprise Solution of the Year: Unit4

Managed Service Solution of the Year: Air-IT

Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year: 4net Technologies

Security Solution of the Year: NSFOCUS

SME Solution of the year: 123 Insight Limited

Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year: Tech Mahindra

Vertical Solution of the Year: Sequel Business Solutions

ISV categories

Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year: PureClarity

Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the Year: Totalmobile

Government/Utilities Solution of the Year: Sorsix International

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year: IBA Group

SaaS Solution of the Year: ConnectWise

Software Innovation Solution of the Year: Datawright

Vertical Market Solution of the Year: ContentGuru

Supplier categories

Distributor of the Year: Tech Data

Service Provider of the Year: SolarWinds MSP

Finance/Support Services Provider of the Year: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Security Vendor of the Year: Avast

Software Vendor of the Year: Microsoft

Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year: Cisco

Technology Vendor of the Year: Dell-EMC

Channel Programme of the Year: Amazon Web Services