24th June 2010, London & New York — 1E, a software and services company that improves IT efficiency by identifying and reducing costs and waste in hardware, software, energy and time, today announced it is a Microsoft Partner Awards winner as ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.
“We are delighted that Microsoft recognizes 1E’s energy efficient IT solutions as best-of-breed, and today selects NightWatchman Server Edition as its ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year,” says Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E. “Our customers demand more from their IT and our latest multi-award winning solution enables them to drive efficiencies across physical and virtual IT environments. We are honored to have Microsoft affirm our commitment to empowering IT efficiency, reducing costs and reducing C02 footprint for our customers.”
Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 entrants worldwide. 1E was recognized for superior technology and innovation in ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year. The Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year Award recognizes ISVs who have developed an innovative, disruptive approach to solving a new or existing business or consumer need based on the latest Microsoft server or client technologies. 1E has demonstrated leadership in the areas of innovation, market potential, media and analyst attention, investor value creation, and customer adoption.
“Microsoft is pleased to award 1E with the ISV/Software Solutions, Innovation Partner of the Year for their efforts to drive down customer costs while minimizing the impact on the environment,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft Corp. “NightWatchman Server Edition from 1E extensively uses the Microsoft platform to smartly monitor and analyze data center energy consumption to reduce costs and maximize efficiency.”
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.