Winners announced 27 January 2002
About the 2002 Lotus Beacon Awards
This year, the Lotus® Beacon Awards will be presented to Software Business Partners in the IBM® PartnerWorld® Programs who have left their mark on a dynamic industry. Their achievements are proof positive of their ability to provide expert and quality products, solutions and services to customers-solutions and services built on Lotus and IBM technologies.
In 2002, we will be pleased to recognize 17 winners and 39 finalists in 13 categories. A number of new categories reflects exciting developments in the field of digital collaboration, demonstrating the ingenuity of Business Partners who are delivering an expanding portfolio of KM, e-business, e-learning, messaging, and industry-specific solutions and services.
Judging for the 2002 Lotus Beacon Awards was undertaken by a distinguished panel of international industry press and analysts along with key Lotus and IBM executives. The winners will be unveiled at the Beacon Awards Presentation during Business Development Day at Lotusphere® 2002.
The Lotus Beacon Awards honors the winners, the finalists and all IBM Business Partners who have dedicated their time, energy, and loyalty to Lotus Software, their customers, and the entire Business Partner community.
The 13 award categories include:
Best knowledge management solution
Best e-Learning solution
Best e-collaborative solution
Best mobile/wireless solution
Best e-business solution
Best industry solution
Best messaging migration solution
Best philanthropic solution
Best tool/utility solution
Excellence in partnering
Rising star award
Distinguished achievement award
Best in Lotusphere showcase
Excellence in partnering
Announced 27 January 2002
This award recognizes two or more Business Partners who utilized their complementary skills to deliver a total customer solution. The Business Partnership submission must demonstrate that the business solution has been deployed to a customer. A customer testimonial will be considered a significant part of the success criteria for this award. Business Partnerships that have included Lotus Professional Services and/or IBM Global Services to deliver the nominated solution are also eligible.
Steve Graham, IDC-Canada
Jim O'Donnell, Group Computing
The winners -- CONET USA, Inc. and ePartners, Inc.
Sales Source is a collaborative intranet solution built for a leading pharmaceutical firm using you@web content management technology delivered by CONET and consultation and services from ePartners. The system provides a coordinated means of communication between the brand team and field sales team, and streamlines existing processes to enhance employee productivity.
|PAVONE AG |
+49 5251 310215
|CSC Ploenzke AG|
+49 170 7123926
|A major financial services firm needed a combined set of skills rarely found in a single business partner. The BONITAS solution is based on two unique pillars of the partnership: Advanced Notes and Domino related products and services (PAVONE AG) and demanding and reliable integration and project performance (CSC Ploenzke AG).|
|Haiku Consulting Ltd|
0207 253 5322
|Equant Application Services|
Slough, Berkshire, UK
|ONEWEB Content Management System, the result of a partnership between Haiku Consulting and Equant, is a unique browser-based Content Management System supporting multi-lingual solutions, custom-built to enable an international corporation's ambitious global ONEWEB project.|
St. Louis, MO, USA
|Solutions By Design II|
McLean, VA, USA
|When Solutions By Design II and Connectria, an experienced hosting and managed service company, integrated their businesses to fulfill a market need, a new oppor-tunity for customers to engage a full suite of collaborative e-business applications was born.|