SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

October 27, 2011 07:30 ET

Frost & Sullivan Announces 2011 Australia Excellence Awards Recipients

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan has recognised outstanding performance of companies in the Australian Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry by presenting 18 awards to deserving organisations at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards.

Staged last night in Sydney, the prestigious awards event, now in its sixth year was attended by key opinion and business leaders within Australia's ICT industry.

Benchmarked against leading companies in each category, the recipients of these awards represent the best-of-breed in their sector in the country. This year's awards were focused on three industry categories: Security & Infrastructure, Enterprise Communications and Telecommunications.

The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in the industry, based on the commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance and excel in the competitive Australian market. Each of these award recipients were selected based on their market performance, including market share leadership, revenue growth and degree of product and service innovation displayed over the past year.

"This year's award recipients include the most innovative and effective IT and telecommunications vendors who have demonstrated business excellence in their respective market segments. These companies all operate in highly competitive segments but have succeeded in maintaining market leadership," said Mark Dougan, Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan, Australia and New Zealand.

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the recipients of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards:

2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards Recipients
Security & Infrastructure UPS Vendor of the Year APC by Schneider Electric
UPS Service Provider of the Year Emerson Network Power
Secure Content Management Vendor of the Year Websense
Network Security Vendor of the Year Juniper Networks
Datacentre Services Provider of the Year Equinix
Security as a Service Vendor of the Year Symantec
Infrastructure as a Service Vendor of the Year Amazon Web Services
Software as a Service Vendor of the Year Salesforce.com
Enterprise Communications Enterprise Video Vendor of the Year Cisco Systems
Contact Centre Applications Vendor of the Year Genesys
Hosted Contact Centre Service Provider of the Year Telstra
Application Networking Vendor of the Year Riverbed
Unified Communications Vendor of the Year Cisco Systems
Telecommunications Managed Security Service Provider of the Year Verizon Business
Data Communications Service Provider of the Year Telstra
Broadband Service Provider of the Year Telstra
Mobile Service Provider of the Year Telstra
Service Provider of the Year Telstra

"By maintaining their strategic focus of delivering new, customer-driven IT business capabilities to organisations that demand high performance, these vendors have demonstrated their capacity to fuel future growth and set the bar higher for others in the industry," said Dougan.

The 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence awards are supported by ZDNet Australia as Awards Partner. For more information on the awards, visit http://www.frost-awards.com.au

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