Compugen Inc.

Compugen Inc.

November 19, 2008 07:00 ET

Compugen Recognized as Canada's Best Large Account Reseller and Tops for Business Desktop Deployment at 2008 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

Canadian technology partners' and their commitment and leadership in the channel community recognized at annual Microsoft Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2008) - Compugen announced today that it has been selected as the winner in the Large Account Reseller-Program Excellence category at the 2008 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. Compugen was also named winner in the category Desktop Deployment of Office & Windows Vista. The sixth annual IMPACT awards recognize excellence across the large and diverse community of Microsoft's Canadian technology partners. The winners were announced at a gala event in Toronto on November 13, 2008.

"As real leaders in their fields, technology partners like Compugen continue to help customers optimize their business performance," said Lora Gernon, Senior Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "Our annual IMPACT Awards celebrates top technology partners who have shown true passion through their tremendous service to customers and innovative solutions."

Compugen was chosen as the best Canadian large-account reseller for its comprehensive and innovative approach to licensing for large accounts, including robust sales and marketing execution that led to the highest growth in sales in Canada, operational excellence, deep licensing expertise and the technical capabilities and experience to help customers deploy and operate their technology - true end to end business value for customers. Its award for business desktop deployment recognizes the state-of-the-art deployment methodology that has enabled Compugen's customers to adopt new technology with ease.

"This new LAR award recognizes that customer requirements for the purchase of software are changing from "transaction" to "adoption". It is no longer of sufficient value to them to simply transact a license sale. Today, customers require a LAR to be able to bring a depth of expertise in related services that enables customers to adopt the technology in order to realize the true value of their business desktop; for example, through exercising their software assurance benefits with a trusted partner of the highest in-house technical competence using streamlined deployment methods and complete lifecycle services," said Harry Zarek, Compugen's President and CEO. "We are particularly proud to be the most technically competent Microsoft LAR in Canada as evidenced by our standing in the Microsoft Partner Program and by the many awards we have received both in Canada and worldwide, including the 2007 and 2008 Worldwide awards for excellence in the deployment of business desktops and Exchange server."

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community.

The IMPACT Awards include categories that recognize top technology partners for excellence in four categories: Solution Awards; Business Awards; Marketing Awards; and Community & Initiative Awards.

The Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards are open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2008 winners, and more information on the Microsoft for Partner IMPACT Awards, please visit http://www.microsoft.ca/awards.

About Compugen

Compugen has many experienced Compugen Microsoft consultants working from 15 offices in major centres across the country-Victoria, Vancouver (Richmond); Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, London, Guelph, Brantford, Ottawa, Toronto (Richmond Hill), Montreal, Quebec and Halifax (Dartmouth). Compugen's dedicated team of Microsoft software sales specialists manages hundreds of Select Agreements and dozens of Enterprise Agreements for Microsoft customers across Canada.

In addition to winning Canadian Impact Awards in each of the past three years (2008 (subject of this notice), 2007, 2006), Compugen received the Worldwide Microsoft 2007 Partner of the Year award in the Information Worker Solutions, Office Systems Desktop Deployment and the 2008 Partner of the Year award in the Advanced Infrastructure, Exchange Migration and Deployment category. These awards recognize the quality and success of Compugen's work in helping customers leverage Microsoft technologies to solve difficult business problems. Compugen has previously been recognized as Microsoft's Top Canadian Large Account Reseller for customer satisfaction. In 2008, Compugen became a charter member of Microsoft's Distinguished DDPS Partner program.

In addition to Microsoft software sales and deployments, Compugen solutions cover a wide range of other IT domains, including desktops, servers, storage, printing, networking, virtualization, business continuity/disaster recovery. To support these solutions, Compugen offers a complete design-build-run-maintain lifecycle suite of professional IT services and is a top-level partner in Canada for Cisco, Citrix, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, VMware and other technology leaders.

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