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Ascendant Recipient of Chief Technology Award

January 26, 2012

Best of Lotusphere: Cutting Edge Social Business Solution Utilizing Cross IBM SWG Capabilities

January 26, 2012 – Orlando, FL - Ascendant Technology, a Premier level IBM systems integrator, is pleased to announce that it has been named the recipient of the 2012 Chief Technology Award, in recognition of Ascendant’s innovative Socialize the Enterprise™ offering.  IBM presented the award at its annual Collaboration & Social conference to Ascendant, in recognition of Ascendant’s outstanding services and solutions leveraging IBM based technologies.

Ascendant’s Socialize the Enterprise™ offering works to accelerate the implementation and adoption of social business environments using a proven framework of assessments, workshops, best practices, documentation, and technical assets.  Socialize the Enterprise™ helps clients to harness and organize the wealth of information within the enterprise with tools such as blogs, wikis, forums, and profiles, weaving “Social” into the fabric of the way employees work. 

The combined Best of Lotusphere and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) award recognizes the most visionary IBM Business Partner that is leading the technology charge by utilizing multiple IBM Software Group (SWG) capabilities in innovative, leading edge, and exciting new ways. “Ascendant is a 500 person consultancy doing business on four continents; we depend on Social Collaboration to mine and apply the best practices from our highly skilled team of consultants,” says Sam Fatigato, CEO of Ascendant Technology.  “This award is a testament to our team of innovators, our ever-growing collaboration with IBM Software Group and our commitment to developing innovative and unique solutions for clients.”

Having delivered more than 800 portal and social collaboration implementations worldwide, Ascendant developed Socialize the Enterprise™ to apply valuable lessons learned with turnkey assets to help customers achieve value faster, and for less money.

Utilizing Ascendant developed tools such as the Social Business Collaboration Index™ (SBCI™) - an evaluation tool that scores an organization’s current state in the fi¬ve crucial areas of a social enterprise: user experience, governance, adoption, technology and measurement - and Insight Driven Engineering Approach (IDEA) – a proven methodology to define and design solutions that are both elegant and affordable - Ascendant is able to develop a social strategy for organizations guaranteed to promote high adoption rates and drive ROI.

“Many Social and Collaboration projects are plagued with poor adoption,” says Mike Ostrowski, Vice President of Portal and Social Business for Ascendant.  “Zero adoption equals zero ROI.  The workshop and technical assets used in our Socialize the Enterprise offering helps us ensure that Social and Collaboration tools are adopted in ways that add significant value for our customers.”

Ascendant Contact:
Elizabeth Albert, WW Marketing Director
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Phone: +1 303 807 5057