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Essextec Wins 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services

Essextec (Essex Technology Group, Inc.) was named a winner of a 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services. This honor is awarded each year in recognition of a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered not only innovative solutions, but have set the standards for business excellence, ingenuity, and creation of an exceptional client experience.

“We are honored to receive the Beacon Award,” states Jim Torney, President of Essextec. “The recognition is confirmation of our strategy over the last ten years to invest in and capitalize on the industry trend of customers moving away from owning IT assets and toward implementing managed IT services solutions. The market has matured to such a point now that the majority of our customers want to evaluate a services based solution. In 2012, we collaborated with IBM to create a new model for market penetration and delivery of highly integrated GTS and Essextec solutions in the areas of security, cloud managed services, business continuity and resiliency. Curtis Lumber, for instance, implemented a new infrastructure solution designed by Essextec and managed in a private cloud environment by IBM.”

The Beacon Awards are a vital element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM's Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 30 award categories.

“Everyday, IBM Business Partners around the world provide innovative solutions to their clients based on IBM products and services,” said Mark Hennessy, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “The winners of this year’s Beacon Awards are Business Partners who not only delivered superior innovation through their award winning solution, but also offered unique client value by using their skills and expertise to deliver the business capabilities their clients need to achieve success in their own business ventures. We congratulate Essextec on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Services Solution with Global Technology Services and demonstrating its ability to provide value by incorporating a highly innovative and unique model for delivery of integrated GTS and Essextec solutions in the areas of resiliency, security, and cloud managed services."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit To find an IBM Business Partner with a particular set of skills, a technology reseller or a consultant with industry expertise, visit the Business Partner Locator at:

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