January 07, 2010 09:00 ET

ORSYP ITIL Contest Nets Five Global Experts

Twitter-Based Contest Highlights Global Interest in ITIL

PARIS--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - ORSYP

News Facts:

--In an effort to find the world's leading ITIL expert, ORSYP -- worldwide provider of IT Operations Management solutions and services -- launched a contest in October via its company Twitter channel that asked ITIL-related questions and solicited answers from its followers.

-- The ITIL contest proved to be an overwhelming success as ORSYP received hundreds of correct answers and gained a significant number of new followers to its Twitter channel.

-- A total of five respondents answered all questions correctly with the grand prize of an Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device -- being awarded to Steve Phelan who was selected by blind draw amongst the five participants who answered all questions correctly.

-- Due to the success of the contest, ORSYP also decided to offer a consolation prize in the form of $25 iTunes cards to the other four contestants who answered all questions correctly but were not chosen in the blind draw.

-- Twice per week, ORSYP issued questions about ITIL and instructed contestants to direct message the company at @ORSYP with the correct answer.

-- The contest ran from October 27 to December 11 and was open to all, except ORSYP employees and their families, who wished to test their knowledge about ITIL.

Supporting Quotes:

-- "Going into this contest we knew that interest in ITIL was certainly growing within the IT community, but in all honestly, we were still a bit overwhelmed at the level of participation this contest generated," said Mark Fletcher, Chief Marketing Officer for ORSYP. "During the six week period that we were running this contest on our corporate Twitter channel we more than tripled our number of followers and received hundreds of responses from this audience. People seemed to really have some fun with the format while increasing their ITIL knowledge along the way."

Supporting Resources:

-- ORSYP on Twitter


-- Other ORSYP Solutions


About ORSYP (

ORSYP is an independent IT Operations Management solutions provider helping customers assure that IT services are delivered on-time. Headquartered in Paris, France, Boston, USA, Hong Kong, China, ORSYP has more than 20 years of growth and over 1400 blue chip customers. ORSYP software, including Enterprise Job Scheduling, IT Automation, Performance and Capacity Management and also ITSM consulting services, are trusted and proven in some of the world's most demanding physical and virtual environments.

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