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Portal Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award

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IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for delivering advanced cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social solutions.

Portal was named a winner of a 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social business.

“We are delighted to receive this IBM Beacon Award for our work as a valued business consultant and advisor to Brockenhurst College and all our other clients in the education sector,” said Jon Bradshaw, managing director, Portal. “Being recognized for our IBM Exceptional Student Experience solution is a great accomplishment for the company and we look forward to helping more educational institutes increase their recruitment, retention and reputation and become truly student-centric in an increasingly competitive educational landscape.”

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. IBM's Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 28 award categories. This includes two new awards for 2015: the Big Data and Analytics Solution award and Technical Support Services Solution award.

“The 2015 Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have demonstrated their ability to transform the way their industries do business and deliver outstanding value to clients through the development of new, advanced solutions focused on cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re pleased to recognize Portal for consistently delivering these innovative IBM solutions by honoring them with a Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses.”

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