IT Executives Name TriGeo Best Midmarket IT Solution, and Rackspace Best Midmarket Strategy

    IT Executives Select Real-World Bests after Face-to-Face Demos at IT Business Edge’s Midmarket CIO Forum

    LOUISVILLE, KY – December 9, 2010 –Tech publisher IT Business Edge has announced the winners of the Midmarket CIO Forum Awards, tallied from ballots from senior IT executives that attended the company’s unique conference held in Orlando. Based on the results of on-site polling of midmarket IT executives, TriGeo has been awarded the Best Midmarket Solution and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) has been named as Best Midmarket Strategy.

    The innovative Midmarket CIO Forum is unlike traditional conferences and trade shows, bringing IT executives and vendors together for a series of rapid-fire small group meetings where attendees explore technologies and products relevant to their business. This allows C-level and executive-level midmarket IT professionals to source technology solutions, build professional relationships, and refine best practices.

    Voting was held on the final day of the event among all pre-qualified attendees to honor top technology companies focused on serving their needs as midmarket organizations. The Best Midmarket Solution – the product/solution that is best suited to specifically meet the needs of the midmarket – was awarded to TriGeo Network Security for the second time this year; they were also voted The Best Midmarket Solution in March 2010. Rackspace was awarded The Best Midmarket Strategy, voted as the company with the most innovative and aggressive approach towards targeting midmarket organizations through product development, innovation and marketing techniques.

    Midmarket CIO Forum Award winners and nominees:

    Best Midmarket Solution: TriGeo Network Security
    Nominees were: Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX)

    Best Midmarket Strategy: Rackspace (NYSE: RAX)
    Nominees were: Google (GOOG), Hitachi Data Systems, TriGeo Network Security

    “Congratulations to all our nominees and our winners TriGeo and Rackspace. Unlike other awards, ours are decided by pre-qualified IT decision makers who have interacted with all our nominees, face-to-face, for two days,” said Phil Branon, president of IT Business Edge. “Two winners are chosen at the event from among some of the most impressive Midmarket technology providers in the industry. This honor is hard-won and truly deserved.”

    Planning is now underway for the Midmarket CIO Forums in 2011, the first to be held on April 10-12, 2011 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida and the second on November 13-15 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. For more information on IT Business Edge events, or to register for consideration to attend either of the upcoming IT Business Edge Midmarket CIO Forums, visit Senior technology executives interested in applying for an invitation can also contact Hilary Badoian at 502-415-7597, extension 101. Companies wishing to sponsor upcoming IT Business Edge events should contact Rose Booth at 502-415-7597, extension 108.

    About IT Business Edge

    Published by Louisville-based NarrowCast Group, LLC, IT Business Edge delivers an intelligent approach to business technology information that is focused, practical, and concise. The site allows high-level technology decision makers to gain up-to-the-minute analysis of evolving issues and strategies, solve problems, download tools, and choose cost-effective approaches for their IT needs. A series of network sites provide strategic IT decision makers with technically-focused information to create strategies, plan and deploy new technologies. The company’s events business innovates the way IT vendors and buyers meet and interact by providing small group and one-on-one settings.

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    Amy Phoenix       
    IT Business Edge
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