Innovation hailed by European IT & Software Excellence Awards

The winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 have been hailed at a gala dinner in London on 19th April, attended by over 250 representatives from the finalist companies.

Now in their tenth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 attracted several hundred entries from all over Europe, with 29 countries represented amongst the finalists. 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.

"We thought that this year was a year of innovation in the awards, when the entries showed some real strategic positioning of IT as a game-changer and a problem-solver for customers," says John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa and head of the judges' panel.

"The projects showed a wealth of ideas which can make a fundamental difference to users, customers, and indeed, whole industries. The industry is continuing to change in response to customer's need. I can highlight the strong SaaS and managed services' entries, reflected in the winners list in a number of categories"

The judges, with many decades of experience of IT industry involvement between them, have arrived at a list of winners that they believe truly reflects both the strength of Europe's IT industry and many of the changes in direction occurring within it.


The categories and winners:

Solution Provider section:

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

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year: Cisilion

Data/Storage/Document-management based Solution of the Year: Northdoor plc

Datacentre Solution of the Year: TechMahindra Limited

Enterprise Solution of the Year: Infinity IT Solutions

Managed Service Solution of the Year: Managed 24/7

Vertical Solution of the Year: Content Guru

Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year: Unit4

Security Solution of the Year: Parker Software

SME Solution of the year: SAS Global Communications

ISV section

Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the year: LIFE IS HARD SA

Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the Year: Zetadocs Expenses

Government/Utilities Solution of the Year: Intersys Ltd

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year: Celaton

New Tech Solution of the Year: Mendix Technology

SaaS SMB Solution of the Year: ConnectWise

SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year: Azeus Convene

Software Innovation Solution of the Year: IBA Group

Vertical Market Solution of the Year: ASPEKT

Supplier Section

Software Vendor of the Year: Red Hat

Channel Innovator of the Year: Datto EMEA

Technology Vendor of the Year: Dell EMC

Service Provider of the Year: SolarWinds MSP

Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year: Avaya

Security Vendor of the Year category: Kaspersky Labs

Channel Programme of the Year: Microsoft

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

Distributor of the Year (Services): Arrow ECS

Distributor of the Year (Specialist): Nuvias