Press Release - Netbox Blue announced as IBM Beacon Award Finalist 2012

IT Innovator Netbox Blue receives global recognition at 2012 IBM Beacon Awards - 2 years running - A stand out amid more than 100,000 IBM global business partners.

IBM Beacon Awards recognize technical excellence, industry expertise and innovative solutions for IBM products and services.

Brisbane, Qld, Australia – 2 Mar 2012 Innovative technology leader Netbox Blue was named Finalist at the IBM Beacon 2012 Awards in the Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses category. 

Netbox Blue Chairman John Fison and Chief Technology Officer Trent Davis were invited to the 2012 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA to receive the Finalist Award. The exclusive global event brings together more than 1,500 Business Partners and IBM executives from around the world to share best practices for delivering innovation and value for their mutual customers. IBM's new President and CEO Ginni Rometty presented the awards and delivered the keynote address.

The Beacon Awards are a central and vital element of IBM's Business Partner recognition program. Finalists are chosen from among hundreds of nominations by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives.

"Netbox Blue is thrilled to receive international recognition from IBM two years on the trot for our innovative Internet management technology. Our solutions are being used by a growing number of businesses and schools across the globe. We are delighted to partner with IBM to bring these innovative solutions to market and to continue our expansion," said John Fison, Chairman, Netbox Blue.

The IBM Beacon Awards provide a wide range of industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to award winners and finalists. This year's awards recognized Business Partner achievements across a number of award categories.

In 2011, Netbox Blue was named a winner in the Outstanding IBM System x and BladeCenter Solution category, and this year has gained further recognition in the Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses category.

"The IBM Beacon Award winners and finalists are IBM Business Partners who have delivered unique and innovative solutions that raise the standard for business excellence and deliver client value with industry-specific transformative solutions," said Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket. "These awards reflect the breadth of our commitment to helping IBM Business Partners build skills, support clients, and pursue new opportunities for profitable growth worldwide."

About Netbox Blue

Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions including real-time social media moderation and analysis. With systems deployed in more than twenty countries, Netbox Blue protects business, education, government and not-for-profit organisations with next generation security solutions. Netbox Blue is privately held and headquartered in Brisbane, Australia with approximately thirty employees.

Netbox Blue logo and IBM Finalist Award image are available on request.

Available for interview: John Fison, Chairman, Netbox Blue.

Peter Geale, Global Marketing Manager, Netbox Blue
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