SOURCE: Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA)

Technology Services Industry Association

March 17, 2016 12:57 ET

TSIA STAR Awards Nomination Period Has Opened With New Categories for 2016

TSIA Members Are Eligible to Apply to Win Prestigious Award for Their Company

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today's technology and services organizations, has announced the awards categories for the 2016 STAR Awards, which feature some new additions, including recognition in the areas of Managed XaaS, Service Transformation, Expand Selling, Social Support, and Customer Outcomes. The awards program is now accepting nominations from TSIA members until June 1, 2016.

TSIA STAR Awards is a rigorous, peer-judged competition that continues to be among the highest honors in the technology services industry. TSIA members can nominate their company to receive recognition for their commitment to outstanding innovation, leadership, and excellence in the following 2016 categories:

  • Best Practices in the Delivery of Support Services
  • Best Practices in the Delivery of Field Services
  • Best Practices in Service Offer Development
  • Best Practices in Knowledge Management
  • Innovation in Leveraging Analytics for Service Excellence
  • Innovation in Leveraging Social Support for Service Excellence
  • Innovation in the Transformation of Support Services
  • Innovation in Strengthening Customer Relationships via Customer Success Teams
  • Innovation in Execution of Education Services
  • Innovation in a Managed XaaS Solution
  • Innovation in Expand Selling Lead Generation Programs
  • Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes - Professional Services

"These categories align with emerging concepts and trends in the technology and services industry, and offer more opportunities for companies to publicly showcase their growth and dedication to their customers," said executive director of TSIA, Thomas Lah.

Companies looking to increase their chances of winning in this year's STAR Awards program are encouraged to attend both of TSIA's STAR Awards instructional webinars, airing April 6 and May 25. These webinars will outline the category selection, the application process, and judging criteria, as well as provide companies with expert insights and tips to aid them in fine-tuning their final submission. More information about these upcoming webinars, as well as registration information, can be found by visiting TSIA's upcoming webinars page http://www.tsia.com/events/webinars.html.

TSIA members interested in nominating themselves to compete for an award can do so by completing the STAR Awards nomination form no later than June 1, 2016. Once the form has been submitted, nominees will then receive detailed information about the next steps in the application process. TSIA recommends that companies submit their nomination forms early in order to have ample time to complete the process before the deadline.

TSIA member companies interested in participating can learn more about the STAR Awards by visiting http://www.tsia.com/services-excellence/star-awards.html or by contacting Sheri Kennedy, TSIA's Member Programs Manager, at sheri.kennedy@tsia.com.

The 2016 STAR Awards winners will be announced and celebrated during the October TSW Las Vegas 2016 conference.

About TSIA
The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to advancing the business of technology services. Technology services organizations large and small look to TSIA for world-class business frameworks, best practices based on real-world results, detailed performance benchmarking, exceptional peer networking opportunities, and high-profile certification and awards programs. TSIA corporate members represent the world's top technology companies as well as scores of innovative small and mid-size businesses in four major markets: enterprise IT and telecom, consumer technology, healthcare and healthcare IT, and industrial equipment and technology. TSIA's editorial blog, Inside Technology Services, is widely recognized by technology service professionals for providing thought leadership and insights into industry trends and best practices. Visit us at www.tsia.com, follow us on Twitter @TSIACommunity, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Google+.

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