SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2013) - CenterBeam, a pioneer in delivering cloud computing and hosted IT services, was named a Finalist today in two categories by The 2013 American Business Awards (ABA). The company is a Stevie® Award Finalist for Support Team of the Year, and its CenterBeam 365+ collaboration suite is a finalist for New Product or Service of the Year.
The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide, and its American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
CenterBeam received its finalist designation for Support Team of the Year for its commitment to continuously improve its helpdesk service and satisfaction for the Hay Group, a global consulting firm with more than 3,400 employees working in 85 offices in 48 countries.
CenterBeam's enterprise-class hosted collaboration suite, CenterBeam 365+, is a contender for New Product or Service of the Year. CenterBeam 365+ includes Microsoft Office® Web Apps, Microsoft SharePoint®, Microsoft Lync™ and Microsoft® Exchange. CenterBeam 365+ delivers in the cloud 17 on-premise features of Exchange in the categories of administration, applications, client access, compliance/archiving, directory, security and voice mail.
"CenterBeam is honored to be recognized as a finalist in two Stevie Award categories -- support team of the year and new product or service of the year," says Anthony Hardt, EVP and Chief Customer Officer, CenterBeam. "While these two categories represent different areas of our business, they are connected with one overarching philosophy: a dedication to continuously improve the services and IT experience we deliver to our customers."
This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners will be announced at two award banquets. The first will take place on June 17 at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and the second, with awards in the new product and technology-related categories, will be held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California. More than 800 executives are expected to attend the events. The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
CenterBeam is a pioneer in delivering cloud computing and hosted IT services, and for the past decade has focused on providing mid-sized businesses with enterprise-class IT management, services and support. CenterBeam differentiates itself through its broad service portfolio, providing a cohesive IT solution no matter where a customer's infrastructure resides -- on premise or in the cloud. Today, the company delivers more than 217,000 daily services in an integrated solution to end users on six continents, across 49 countries. Visit www.centerbeam.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.