Alfresco Announces Global Partner Award Winners

Partners Recognized for Outstanding Global Implementations, Growth and Community Contributions

London, UK May 15, 2012 -- Alfresco, the cloud connected content platform, announced today the winners of its annual global partner awards, which were selected from a group of over 200 global value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators (SI) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Last year alone, over 80% of Alfresco’s annual revenue came from its global network of partners, which has generated over $1 billion dollars in customization, development and integration services on top of the Alfresco platform.

The EMEA award winners were recently recognized at Alfresco’s EMEA Partner Conference that hosted nearly 140 partners from 80 different organizations representing 20 countries worldwide. The event was an excellent opportunity for global partners to learn more about Alfresco’s first partner advisory board as well as explore Alfresco in the cloud. The criteria for the Partner Awards were to show the quality of the Alfresco implementation as well as the innovative nature of the work.

“We have experienced exceptional growth among our thriving partners and are thrilled to recognize the extraordinary quality of the work they have been able to achieve through our joint collaboration,” said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. “By enhancing our cloud and mobile product offerings built on open standards, partners are able to more effectively create, customize and deliver solutions needed to meet the growing demands of the content connected workforce.”

Global 2012 Alfresco Partner Award winners include:

Partner of the Year

“Our customers appreciate the cost-effectiveness of Alfresco and our engineers are excited about delivering quality Alfresco solutions. Zaizi's recognition as an Alfresco Platinum partner and this award is an achievement we are immensely proud of. With the release of the scalable Alfresco 4 platform and the new Alfresco Cloud offerings we are thrilled about the innovative solutions we can offer our customers.” Aingaran Pillai, CEO of Zaizi Ltd (EMEA)

"Zia is thrilled to be named to Alfresco’s ‘Partner of the Year’ award. Throughout the past year we have enjoyed working closely with Alfresco, whether it was in our joint development of Alfresco Mobile or joint go-to-market activities resulting in Zia becoming the leading global reseller of Alfresco Enterprise. We are even more excited about 2012, where Zia's Paper-to-Mobile offerings built on Alfresco will provide customers with ‘Content Anywhere’ solutions from the mailroom to their tablets, whether they are running Alfresco Enterprise, on-premise or in the cloud.” Mike Mahon, CEO of Zia Consulting (Americas)

Partner Implementation of the Year

“Micro Strategies is extremely pleased to have been selected to win the Americas Partner Implementation of the Year Award in recognition of our work with The King Center Imaging Project. It was an honor to participate in such a historic undertaking. Our team understood the significance of all the data at hand and we were pleased to be able to assist in archiving those materials virtually in ways they could never have been linked physically. Alfresco is a strong, visionary technology partner that makes it possible for us to develop creative and innovative solutions for our clients.” Anthony Bongiovanni, President of Micro Strategies (Americas)

“We have enjoyed working with Alfresco for the past six years and are excited to be recognized for using the Alfresco solution to successfully manage invoice workflows from mobile devices and tablets, which is only possible with an open source, robust and scalable product like Alfresco.” Victor Fariña, CEO & Co-founder of Queres Technologies (EMEA)

“Technology Services Groups (TSG) is honored to be awarded the ‘2012 Implementation of the Year’ for our work with the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives. The Digital Archives has enabled TSG and Alfresco to showcase the robustness of the Alfresco Platform with TSG solutions like OpenMigrate and OpenAnnotate. It has been an honor to work side-by-side with such a visionary client like the New York Philharmonic, who has embraced open source technologies and has allowed TSG to provide innovative solutions to maximize their use of the Alfresco repository.  As the Digital Archives continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to work with the New York Philharmonic to make the Digital Archives an innovative and cutting edge Alfresco implementation.” Ray Wijangco, CTO of Technology Services Group (Americas)

Partner Solution of the Year

“We are delighted that Appnovation’s Canopy™ was awarded ‘Best 2012 Solution’ by Alfresco. Over the past two years we have worked hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver integrated Alfresco and Drupal solutions. Canopy™ integrates Alfresco’s world-class open source document repository application with the highly scalable and popular open source website development tool from Drupal.  We are very grateful for all the support that Alfresco and Acquia have provided and look forward to continued innovation in developing and deploying solutions with Canopy™." Arnold Leung, CEO of Appnovation Technologies (Americas)

“It is an honor to be awarded by such a strong visionary technology partner as Alfresco. It is because of our fruitful partnership with Alfresco that we are able to continue developing competitive and innovative cloud solutions.” Steinar Svinø, CEO of JOINT Collaboration (EMEA)

“Rivet Logic is honored to be recognized for our innovative Crafter Rivet solution, which provides a complete Web content and experience management application for Alfresco.  Building Crafter Rivet on the robust Alfresco content management platform has allowed us to develop a powerful yet user-friendly solution that allows enterprises to easily create and optimize rich Web experiences across their websites, mobile apps, eCommerce, and social media channels.” Mike Vertal, CEO and President of Rivet Logic (Americas)

Fastest Growing Partner of the Year

“We are very grateful to our clients, who continue to put their trust in Blue Fish and in the Alfresco platform. Blue Fish’s fast growth and project success are a result of our primary focus - to elate our clients. Many thanks to Alfresco for this recognition and for a great relationship.” Jeff Philipp, CEO of Blue Fish Development Group (Americas)

“NewEnergy is pleased to be the ‘Fastest Growing Alfresco Partner” across EMEA and APAC and views this award as validation that the market understands that innovative technology is key to market leadership. We consider Alfresco, the leader in designing and delivering an array of winning technology platform solutions and a “games changer” in the ECM market place; we are proud to be part of this game” Giuseppe Mammola, CEO of New Energy S.r.l (EMEA)

The Million $ Club

“We are delighted that Ixxus has been recognized as one of Alfresco’s largest partners across EMEA and APAC. We are currently in the process of designing and deploying a number of global cloud-based Alfresco solutions in the publishing and media sector, where mobile productivity from Alfresco has given us the competitive edge.” Steve Odart, CEO of Ixxus Limited (EMEA

“We're really excited to bring our enterprise content management solutions to the next level with Alfresco 4: improved scalability, snappy performance and support for mobile devices are just a few things customers love about the new release.” Roeland Hofkens, CTO of Westernacher Products & Services AG (EMEA)

To learn more about becoming an Alfresco partner, visit http://alfresco.com/partners and to access a free trial of Alfresco in the cloud, please go to http://cloud.alfresco.com/.

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Alfresco is how great businesses share, organize and protect their content. Alfresco’s community includes thousands of customers, partners and developers in 182 countries across the globe.

Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in London, with US headquarters in Atlanta.

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