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Logica Australia Leaps Over The Competition

Logica takes home two Intermedium Awards for best performance and is named VMware’s 2009 Rising Star
  • 28 October, 2009 11:33

<p>Sydney, 28 October 2009 - Logica, a leading IT and business services company, has been named winner in three prestigious industry awards.</p>
<p>The company’s Australian operation was awarded two 2009 Intermedium Awards at this morning’s annual Froggys presentation held in Canberra. This news follows hot on the heels of the company being named the 2009 Rising Star by VMware at an awards ceremony held in Sydney on Tuesday night.</p>
<p>As winner of the 2009 Froggy Award, Logica is acknowledged as the nation’s top government sales performer in the Federal Government ICT market for the year as judged by the independent, specialist research and advisory firm, Intermedium.</p>
<p>Logica’s success in this market was further recognised with the company scooping a second Froggy Award which recognised the company’s growth over the past three years in Federal Government contracts based on its existing market presence.</p>
<p>“These awards are recognition of Logica’s commitment to supporting the Australian Government’s ICT and infrastructure strategies,” said Colin Holgate, CEO Asia Pacific, Logica. “Winning these two Froggy Awards recognises the exceptionally talented team that we have built across Australia and, in particular, to support our aggressive growth in Canberra. It also demonstrates our goal to consistently exceed market expectations around innovation and customer satisfaction.”</p>
<p>Earlier in the week Logica Australia was named the 2009 Rising Star by VMware, a title awarded to the VMware partner who has made a significant difference and built a strong VMware business in the last 18 months.</p>
<p>Paul Harapin, Managing Director, VMware A/NZ said, “VMware views the channel as critical for the success and impact of virtualisation technology in the region. We’re extremely proud to work with our partners such as Logica, whose commitment to VMware and the virtualisation industry has seen the company make a significant difference, and a well deserving recipient of the Rising Star 2009 award.”</p>
<p>Holgate said, “We have reached many successful milestones in Australia among government agencies over the past year and have emerged as a category leader through our tailored IT strategies, quality of delivery and results-driven client relationships.”</p>
<p>This year Logica has won outsourcing contracts with:</p>
<p>- The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to transition to a new infrastructure environment and provide ongoing managed services</p>
<p>- Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for the provision of ICT services, infrastructure and support</p>
<p>- CrimTrac, the Australian Government agency responsible for developing information sharing solutions for law enforcement, to deliver, operate and manage the organisation’s ICT infrastructure.</p>
<p>Over the past 18 months, Logica has built a solid reputation within the sector, particularly around on-time project service delivery and innovation.</p>
<p>“NHMRC and Logica have forged a strong working relationship over the last four months since the transition of ICT Services and Support from the Department of Health and Ageing.</p>
<p>"Logica has been very responsive to the growing needs of the agency and we continue to work together to build a robust and flexible IT environment for the executive and staff of NHMRC," stated Susan Bone, Director IT Services, National Health &amp; Medical Research Council.</p>
<p>NOTES TO EDITORS</p>
<p>About Logica</p>
<p>Logica is a leading IT and business services company, employing 40,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration, and IT and business process outsourcing services. Logica works closely with its customers to release their potential - enabling change that increases their efficiency, accelerates growth and manages risk. It applies its deep industry knowledge, technical excellence and global delivery expertise to help its customers build leadership positions in their markets. Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available at www.logica.com</p>
<p>About Intermedium and the Froggy Awards</p>
<p>Intermedium undertakes specialist research into the federal and NSW government ICT markets, and publishes a variety of reports.</p>
<p>Launched in 2007, the Froggy Awards recognise Federal Government ICT market suppliers that achieved the fastest rate of sales growth, over three years as measured by their aggregate annual contract value. To be eligible to win a Froggy Award, suppliers must achieve a minimum of $150,000 in Federal Government ICT contracts in three consecutive years. They are awarded to the supplier(s) with the highest average growth rate in sales represented by AusTender reported contract value for the preceding three financial years.</p>
<p>About the Recognising Excellence in Virtualisation Awards</p>
<p>The VMware Recognising Excellence in Virtualisation awards, celebrates and recognises partners who have made a significant contribution to the virtualisation industry, and this year for the first time, customers who have demonstrated creativity and technology leadership around virtualisation in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>About VMware</p>
<p>VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualisation that enable IT organisations to energise businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualisation platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualisation which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com</p>

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