Compugen Inc.

Compugen Inc.

June 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Compugen Honoured as 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Exchange Migration and Deployment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Today, Compugen proudly announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Exchange Migration and Deployment. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.

"Compugen has once again shown itself to be delivering state-of-the-art solutions based on Microsoft technology to Canadian businesses," said Harry Zarek, President and CEO, Compugen Inc. "This recognition by Microsoft of the excellence of Compugen's solutions when measured against those of Microsoft partners from around the world, is independent confirmation of the trust I place in the collaborative capabilities of our teams, their effectiveness in communicating the business value of what they do, and their commitment to delivering that value to our customers."

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. Compugen was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Exchange Migration and Deployment. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Exchange Migration and Deployment Partner of the Year award recognizes partners with proven expertise in responding to the challenges of providing secure, reliable, anytime, anywhere access to e-mail. E-mail and calendaring have a tremendous impact on the way organizations of all sizes conduct business. While workers communicate with greater speed and efficiency, the proliferation of e-mail brings the need for higher levels of security and a messaging and collaboration solution than can help them increase productivity and enhance mobile access.

"A leading provider of cutting-edge Advanced Infrastructure solutions, Compugen used their Pathways deployment framework with Quest Software migration tools to create a valuable Exchange Server 2007-based platform migration helping to bring several benefits to its customer," says Lora Gernon, Senior Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the last year.

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.

At the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Compugen received the Microsoft 2007 Partner of the Year Award in the Information Worker Solutions, Office Systems Desktop Deployment category (see Like this year's award, 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 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.

The Pathways goal is to identify and follow the best possible path for IT infrastructure migration and deployment projects that will minimize project risk and ensure success & "the road best travelled". This goal is accomplished by bringing together key Compugen implementation resources, processes and practices to create an integrated solution incorporating:

Skilled and experienced IT professionals, supported by vendor-partner technical experts

Best-of-breed products and technologies from industry-leading vendor partners

Advanced deployment support tools to supplant manual effort and eliminate errors

Assessments, piloting and proofs of concept to make it easier for you to get started down the right path

Commitment to industry-recognized best practices

Compugen's Pathways Exchange Migration program was co-sponsored by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

Complete information on Compugen solutions and its suite of IT lifecycle services can be found at

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