|By PR Newswire||
|December 10, 2012 08:45 AM EST||
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan, joined by a multitude of distinguished companies, hosted its 2012 Excellence in Best Practices Awards banquet on Nov. 8, 2012 at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that significantly influence their industries through unrivaled products, technologies, and services that address key industry challenges and provide unrivaled value to their given end users. Over the last 14 years, the Best Practices Awards have identified emerging trends before they became industry standards, highlighted advanced technologies poised to catalyze and transform industries, and honored companies and their teams for their contributions and successes.
From market leadership and successful product line strategy to new product innovation and customer value enhancement, each Award recipient was thoroughly vetted and benchmarked against their competition, allowing a true 'apples-to-apples' comparison of products and services, ultimately identifying and recognizing each industry's best-in-class.
Awarded companies included:
Anue Systems - 2012 Global Network Optimization and Visibility Customer Value Enhancement Award
BioCell Technology, LLC - 2012 North American Collagen Peptide in Personal Care New Product Innovation Award
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. - 2012 North American Quantitative and Digital PCR Instrumentation Market Penetration Leadership Award
BRS Labs - 2012 North American Intelligent Video Analytics New Product Innovation Award
Cargill, Incorporated - 2012 North American Phytosterols Product Leadership Award
Cbeyond - 2012 North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
Centric Software - 2012 Global Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award
Cisco - 2012 Global Smart Grid Enabling Technology Award
Cisco Systems - 2012 Global Videoconferencing Infrastructure Market Share Leadership Award
Detection Innovations, Inc. - 2012 Global Machine to Machine Solutions Product Differentiation Excellence Award
Digium - 2012 Global SMB Communications Platforms Growth Leadership Award
Fallbrook Technologies Inc. - 2012 North American Powertrain Market Growth Capital Investment Opportunity Award
General Vision Inc. - 2012 North American Cognitive Computing Processors for Pattern Recognition New Product Innovation Award
Grote Industries - 2012 North American Commercial Vehicle Safety Lighting Technology Leadership Award
Humedica, Inc. - 2012 North American Health Data Analytics Customer Value Enhancement Award
Identive Group - 2012 Global Identification and Security Product Line Strategy Award
Intel-GE Care Innovations™ - 2012 North American Remote Patient Monitoring Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
KineMed, Inc. - 2012 North American Pathway Based Drug Discovery Enabling Technology Award
Level 3 Communications - 2012 United States MPLS/IP VPN Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
Liquid Robotics - 2012 North American Remote Operated Vehicles for the Oil and Gas Industry Enabling Technology Award
Navitas Solutions, Inc. - 2012 North American Battery Management Systems Technology Innovation Award
OnAsset - 2012 North American M2M Enabled Freight Intelligence Industry Customer Value Enhancement Award
Openwave Messaging, Inc. - 2012 North American Mobile Messaging Product Line Strategy Award
PaySpan, Inc. - 2012 North American Healthcare Payment Solutions Growth Leadership Award
Proofpoint, Inc. - 2012 North American Email Content Security Product Differentiation Excellence Award
ShareThis - 2012 Global Social Analytics Technology Innovation Award
ShoreTel's Cloud Division - 2012 North American Hosted IP Telephony and UC Services Customer Value Enhancement Award
Sony Electronics - 2012 U.S. Consumers' Choice Award: Customer Contact Experience for PC Manufacturers
Subex - 2012 Global Communication Service Provider Financial Assurance Market Share Leadership Award
Sunshine Heart, Inc. - 2012 North American Heart Failure Treatment New Product Innovation Award
2012 North American Contact Center Outsourcing Customer Value Enhancement Award
2012 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
2012 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Green Excellence Award
Telogis - 2012 North American Light Commercial Vehicles Telematics Growth Leadership Award
TeraRecon, Inc. - 2012 North American Medical Imaging Informatics New Product Innovation Award
Time Warner Cable Business Class - 2012 United States Business Communications Executives' Choice of Primary Network Service Providers: Company with the Highest Loyalty Award
VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc. - 2012 North American Automotive Powertrain New Product Innovation Award
Vertical Communications, Inc. - 2012 North American SMB Unified Communications Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
Volvo Trucks - 2012 North American Commercial Vehicle Repair & Maintenance Customer Value Enhancement Award
Webroot Inc. - 2012 North American Endpoint Security Products Product Differentiation Excellence Award
2012 North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market Share Leadership Award
2012 United States Retail Carrier Ethernet Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
Xenex Healthcare Services - 2012 United States Hospital Safety and Prevention Technologies New Product Innovation Award
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices.
For further information about the Awards Banquet, please contact [email protected] or a member of the Best Practices Team.
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