On February 11, 2011 IT Europa, a leading European IT publisher and market intelligence organization, announced the winners of the European IT Excellence Awards 2011 — the pan–European awards event for IT and Telecoms channels. The finalists were honoured at a celebration dinner at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London.
The contest was organized to recognise the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Solution Providers play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 31 countries. Entries were submitted by ISVs and resellers describing the solution provided and each had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. Sixty–two companies from 22 countries made the finals. The winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors.
IBA Group participated in the contest for the third time. The company was selected a finalist in 2008 and 2010. This year, IBA Group became the winner in the category Relationship Management.
In congratulating the winners, Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa said: “The overall quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in the channel community across Europe. I congratulate all the winners and wish them and all the finalists every success in the year ahead”.
Sergei Levteev, IBA Group CEO and President, commented: “We are proud to be a winner in this renowned European contest. In the competition, judges evaluated not companies' operations but individual projects that contributed to the clients' success. In other words, they evaluated the everyday work of our programmers. The victory is just another confirmation of the high professional level of IBA Group's IT specialists”.