IT Innovation

Celebrating Excellence

Customers and partners excel at driving business value and innovation with Oracle technology.

By Rich Schwerin

January/February 2011

Oracle’s customers and partners continue to demonstrate innovation, excellence, and leadership across scores of applications and technologies worldwide. In 2010, Oracle honored these customers and partners with the Oracle Excellence Awards, covering categories ranging from sustainability and application deployment to cutting-edge Java development, implementation expertise, and beyond. The Oracle Excellence Awards include the Duke’s Choice Awards, for companies making innovative use of Java technology; the Enable the Eco-Enterprise Awards, for customers and their partners who are using Oracle products to reduce their environmental footprint while reducing costs; the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards, for customers creatively using Oracle Fusion Middleware to offer unique business value; the Oracle Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards (see the November/December 2010 issue); the Oracle North America Titan Awards, for partners that help deliver outstanding Oracle technology solutions; and the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards, for global partner excellence in several categories, including technology, applications, industry, and midsize.

Duke’s Choice Awards

The Duke’s Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to companies with the most-innovative projects using the Java platform. The 2010 award categories and winners are

  • Innovative Automotive/Transportation: Case Systems
  • Innovative End-to-End Consumer Application: MLB Advanced Media
  • Innovative Government and Public Works: Perrone Robotics
  • Innovative Healthcare and Human Services: Pulse
  • Innovative Java Building Block: Cinterion
  • Innovative Java for Developers: Wabi Sabi Software
  • Innovative Java for Education: Rolling Thunder
  • Innovative Technical Data Visualization: Gephi
  • Innovative User Experience: Effective UI
  • Innovative Visualization and Data Intelligence: Visual Mining
Enable the Eco-Enterprise Awards

The third annual Enable the Eco-Enterprise Awards honor Oracle customers and their partners for their environmental leadership. Winners hail from a wide range of industries that are using Oracle products to support their green business practices and sustainability initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, cut costs, and improve business efficiencies. Winners were selected by a panel of six judges, including four Oracle green experts; Adam Werbach, chief sustainability officer at Saatchi & Saatchi; and Kathleen Schwille, director of program development for National Geographic Education. The 2010 award winners (and their respective partners, if applicable) are

  • Ag ência Nacional de Águas (partner: UNIMIX Tecnologia)
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco
  • Costco Wholesale (partner: ImageSource)
  • Essex County Council (partner: Oracle On Demand)
  • Farmers Insurance (partner: Capgemini)
  • Fitness First (partner: Knowledge Global)
  • Iberdola Renewables (partner: Project Partners LLC)
  • Interpark
  • Intertek
  • MercadoLibre
  • Northern Arizona University (partner: Oracle Hardware Sales Consulting)
  • Sandia National Labs (partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • University of Massachusetts (partner: Fujitsu)
  • Verizon Wireless

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware products. Winners were selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, the project ROI and level of impact relative to the size of the organization, the complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. The 2010 award categories and winners (and their respective partners, if applicable) are

  • Application Grid: Amgen, Ascent Media, Avocent, CalWIN (partner: HP Enterprise Services), Credit Suisse, Northern Trust, OpenLink, Rakuten, UBank backed by National Australia Bank (partner: Oracle Financial Services), Verizon
  • Data Integration and Availability: Avea (partner: Intellica), Herbalife
  • Enterprise 2.0: Balfour Beatty, Education Management Corporation, ING Bank Turkey (partner: MSU), SunGard (partner: Keste), Texas A&M University System (partner: Red Samurai Consulting), the U.S. Senate (partner: Business Intelligence Application Solutions)
  • Identity Management: NetApp, Schneider National (partner: PricewaterhouseCoopers), the State University of New York, Telenor (partner: Skyworth TTG)
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware for Applications: Avon (partner: Ranzal, an Edgewater Company), Crocs (partner: Wipro), Motorola (partner: Business Intelligence Consulting Group), Premium Wine Brands Pernod Ricard (partner: Rubicon Red), University of Adelaide (partner: Groundhog Software), University of Virginia (partners: EMS Consulting and Intelligent Chaos)
  • SOA/BPM/Governance: Amylin (partner: the Carrera Agency), FN Herstal (partner: eProseed), Freddie Mac, Ingersoll Rand, OnStar (partner: Wipro), Queensland Courts Services, Department of Justice, and Attorney General (partners: Intelligent Pathways and Leonardo Consulting), Sempra Utilities (partners: Southern California Gas Company and SDGE)
Oracle North America Titan Awards

In its seventh year, the Oracle North America Titan Awards recognize partner solutions and best practices developed or delivered in fiscal year 2010. Honorees demonstrate excellence in categories including sales, marketing, and solution development and are selected by a panel of 76 judges that includes IDC analysts; Everything Channel journalists; and Oracle sales, marketing, and development executives. The 2010 award categories and winners are

Momentum Categories and Award Recipients
  • Global SI Apps Momentum: Deloitte Consulting
  • Regional SI/Reseller Apps Momentum: DAZ Systems
  • Technology Momentum: Innowave Technology
Solution Categories and Award Recipients
  • Accelerate: IBM Global Business Services
  • BI and Data Warehousing: Accenture
  • CRM: InQuira
  • Database, Grid, and Oracle Real Application Clusters: TriCore Solutions
  • Enterprise 2.0: Keste
  • Financial Management: eVerge Group
  • Human Capital Management: Wipro
  • Integration and SOA: CedarCrestone
  • Oracle Red Stack: Deloitte Consulting
  • Security and Identity Management: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sun SPARC Server: Netcentric Systems
  • Supply Chain Management: Infosys Technologies
Industry-Specific Solution Categories and Award Recipients
  • Consumer: Deloitte Consulting
  • Energy: Rolta TUSC
  • Financial Services: eVerge Group
  • Healthcare and Education: IBM Global Business Services
  • Manufacturing and Distribution: Deloitte Consulting
  • Public Sector: Accenture
  • Services: CSS International

Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards recognizes partner excellence in a number of categories, including technology, applications, industry, and midsize. The 2010 award categories and winners are

  • Applications Partner of the Year: Deloitte Consulting
  • Database Partner of the Year: TriCore Solutions
  • Embedded Partner of the Year: Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Independent Software Vendor of the Year: SIV AG
  • Industry Partner of the Year: Fujitsu
  • Middleware Partner of the Year: Accenture
  • Midsize Partner of the Year: DAZ Systems
  • Server and Storage Partner of the Year: Netcentric Systems
  • Value-Added Distributor of the Year: Arrow Electronics

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