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CompTIA Lauds 2009 Show Winners

Eight IT companies were awarded the Best of Breakaway Award for outstanding products or services at the CompTIA Breakaway 2009 event this week. More than 400 technology resellers and solution providers who attended the annual conference participated in the voting to determine the winners.

“The IT industry is powered by a rich blend of software, hardware, services and skills,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “We’re pleased that many of these companies chose Breakaway as a showcase for their products. On behalf of the worldwide membership of CompTIA, congratulations to the winners of the Best of Breakaway awards as selected by their industry peers and partners. “

The Best of Show award was presented to it Control Solutions, which provides IT service providers with a managed services solution, itControl Suite.

ClearCenter, a provider of an open service delivery platform tailored to fit the IT needs of small business, won the award for Best New Product.

The Best Channel Strategy award was won by Level Platforms, a provider of managed services software for IT solution providers servicing small and medium businesses.

Motorola Inc., a provider of broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility, public safety solutions, high-definition video and mobile devices, received the award for Best Presentation.

The award for Best Partner Program was presented to Xerox Corp., a global providers of document and office management solutions.

Networking gear-maker Cisco Systems Inc. received the award for Best Product, Hardware.

Two companies tied for the Best Product, Software award: Autotask Corp., a provider of hosted service management for IT service professionals, and ConnectWise, a Web-based professional service automation (PSA) software application for technology consultants, integrators and developers.

Other awards presented at the Breakaway dinner included the CompTIA Educational Foundation’s Outstanding Leadership Award to Certiport, which prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce; and the CompTIA Services Leadership Award to Doriana Allyn of Brother International, a provider of products for the home, home office and office.

In addition, two awards were presented by the CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C) program, to Russell “Kelly’ Campbell of Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, Mo.; and to Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich.


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