IBM has honoured several of its business partners at its 2016 IBM Beacon Awards, with Kiwi IT firm IntegrationWorks being named a winner for Outstanding Middleware Solution.
The Australian/New Zealand company was recognized for its integration projects delivered to New Zealand Racing Board.
The acknowledgment is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered ‘exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries do business in the future’.
This is the first time a company from New Zealand or Australia has won a Beacon award within the category of Outstanding Middleware Solution.
IBM says the 2016 awards recognise achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including IBM Watson, cloud and analytics that are helping to bring clients into the cognitive era.
Chosen from entrants around the world, the winning award was centralised on the highly successful middleware and integration layer the team at IntegrationWorks strategised, designed and developed over a period of 12 months, IBM explains.
“While working closely with New Zealand Racing Boards’ CIO and executive IT team, IntegrationWorks were able to develop an efficient integration solution that has allowed the organisation to open up digital channels and expand their online gaming and wagering business.”
The awards ceremony was held at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando. The win for IntegrationWorks has given the opportunity for the New Zealand company to get some worldwide recognition to support their global expansion.
“The IBM Beacon Awards recognise Business Partners who continually deliver transformative solutions that help clients prepare for the cloud and cognitive era,” says Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners.
“We’d like to congratulate IntegrationWorks on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Middleware Solution and serving as a trusted business advisor to their clients and specifically New Zealand Racing Board.”
Future plans for the integration specialist include growing the New Zealand based ArchiDev and DevOps teams, and capitalising on projects for the newly established Australian office for various customers in the finance and insurance verticals.
Offices in the United Kingdom and United States are in the early stages, with opportunities across telecommunications, banking and construction enterprise integration projects on the horizon.